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EIA launches redesigned International Energy Portal

This week, EIA launched a redesigned International Energy Portal that will provide new and expanded tools and capabilities to examine trends in global energy markets. The International Energy Portal consists of several components: an overview page highlighting key global energy statistics; a data browser that allows interactive access to the full range of EIA's international data in both graphical and table form; an analysis section that links to EIA reports on countries, regions, and special topics; and an application programming interface (API) for users to retrieve international data as it is updated.

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Morning Farm Report: Livestock prices mixed to end the week

Live cattle prices rose by $1.03 on Thursday to hit $152.38. This rise brought the 27-day average price to $154.43. Feeder cattle prices did not fare as well, dropping $2 to settle at $217.73, bringing the 27-day average price to $215.83.

Lean hog prices jumped $1.23 on Thursday, hitting $83.78. The 27-day average price is now at $81.02.

Corn prices saw a five cent rise, while wheat did even better with a nine cent increase.

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Soy complex ends mixed on Thursday

The grain markets rallied again Thursday. After struggling or moving lower Wednesday, the crop markets turned upward overnight, with the grain markets continuing their advance this morning. Talk of excess rainfall in the U.S and potential dryness in Russia, Canada and Australia boosted wheat, with corn following right behind. Good export news also powered the yellow grain advance. July corn futures ended Thursday having risen 5.0 cents to $3.65/bushel, while December added 5.0 to $3.8225.

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