For 30 years, Stuart Kahan has resisted customers’ entreaties to shake up the Hanukkah selection at his Teaneck, New Jersey, delicatessen. Now he has a reason to move beyond potato pancakes: Thanksgivukkah, a mashup of the American and Jewish celebrations.
The mink industry in the U.S. is a mom-and-pop business that has gone global, making 80 percent of its sales to status-conscious Chinese fashionistas who find the fur chic. Sapphire and black pelts are in vogue this season.
The first U.S. government shutdown in 17 years is curbing the collection of cash-livestock prices and threatening to reduce transparency in the futures market used for price discovery by farmers and meat processors.
Soybeans rose on speculation that rain will slow the harvest in the U.S., the world’s top producer, boosting demand for prompt supply. Wheat closed at the highest since June, and corn erased a drop to a three-year low.
USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service issues advisory covering crop-progress reports that include corn and soybeans that had been due today. • USDA’s NASS to reschedule release times as soon as offices resume • Reports delayed from today due to Hurricane Sandy • Reports delayed also include rice stockpiles