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  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were higher Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for September delivery was 6 cents higher at $5.0840 a bushel; December corn was. 50 cent higher at $3.8420 a bushel; December oats were 1 cent higher at $2.40 bushel; while November soybeans were 10 cents lower at 9.4320 cents a bushel. October live cattle was 1.30 cents...

  • DENVER _ Intrepid Potash Inc. on Tuesday reported a second-quarter loss of $4.9 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 1 cent per share. Intrepid Potash shares have dropped 38 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • *Wheat, soybeans up after deep losses. PARIS/ SINGAPORE, July 28- Chicago corn futures slid for a third consecutive session on Tuesday to a one-month low with pressure from ideal weather across the U.S. Wheat rose following a drop to one-month lows on Monday while soybeans firmed after shedding nearly 6 percent over the last three sessions.

  • Shares of DuPont, which completed the spin-off of Chemours Co on July 1, were down about 1.5 percent at $55.89 in premarket trading on Tuesday. DuPont's agriculture business, which accounted for about 37 percent of its sales, is being weighed down by weak global demand for crop protection products, reduced corn farming in Latin America and lower soybean volumes...

  • *Soybeans up after deep losses, wheat ticks higher. Soybeans rose after dropping nearly 6 percent over the last three sessions, while wheat firmed following a drop to one-month low on Monday. Chicago Board of Trade front-month corn slid as much as 0.4 percent to $3.71-1/ 2 a bushel by 0252 GMT, weakest since June 25.

  • SINGAPORE, July 28- Chicago corn futures edged up on Tuesday, after suffering its biggest one-day decline since September 2013 in the previous session due to pressure from ideal weather for crop development across the U.S. grain belt. Soybeans rose after dropping almost 6 percent over the last three sessions, while wheat firmed following a drop to one-month low...

  • CHICAGO, July 27- Chicago Board of Trade corn and soybean futures plunged to their lowest in more than a month on Monday as improving weather for crop development across the U.S. "The perception is the crops are stabilizing, if not improving in some areas," said Tom Fritz, analyst at EFG Group. Corn posted the biggest decline, with the front-month contract shedding 4.8...

  • Record El Niño brewing? Maybe not just yet... Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 1:59 PM ET
    A father with his children walk over the cracked soil of a 1.5 hectare dried up fishery at the Novaleta town in Cavite province, south of Manila. The drought-inducing El Nino weather phenomenon continue to affect farmlands in the provinces resulting to more damaged crops.

    While there is speculation the current El Niño could shatter records, weather watchers may not want to get ahead of themselves.

  • CHICAGO, July 27- Chicago Board of Trade corn and soybean futures plunged to their lowest in more than a month on Monday as improving weather for crop development across the U.S. "The perception is the crops are stabilizing, if not improving in some areas," said Tom Fritz, analyst at EFG Group. Corn posted the biggest decline, with the front-month contract shedding 4.5...

  • Figures from ETF Securities, one of the largest issuers of exchange traded products, show a small net inflow so far this year after an outflow of nearly 20 percent in 2014.. Across the sector, indices and ETFs saw a net inflow of $400 million in April and a further $400 million in May, according to data from Barclays. "If you do look longer-term into demand trends, you're...

  • *Soybeans hit one-month low, drop 9 out of 10 sessions. LONDON, July 27- Corn futures slid to one-month lows on Monday on an improving crop outlook in the United States, while soybean and wheat prices also fell. Chicago Board of Trade December corn futures, the most actively traded contract, fell 2.4 percent to $3.93-1/ 4 a bushel by 0958 GMT, after earlier slumping to a...

  • *Wheat falls to near five-week low. Wheat fell more than 1 percent to hit a near five-week low, while soybeans dropped nearly 1.5 percent to hit more than a four-week trough. Chicago Board of Trade December corn futures, the most actively traded contract, fell 2.61 percent to $3.92-1/ 4 a bushel by 0035 GMT, near the session low of $3.91-1/ 2 a bushel-- the lowest since June...

  • *Corn down 6.6 pct for week, most since July 2014. That is a significant headwind for the grains, "said Rich Feltes, director of research for R.J. O'Brien in Chicago. At the Chicago Board of Trade, September corn settled down 10-3/ 4 cents at $3.92-1/ 2 per bushel, dropping below its 200- day moving average.

  • Drought could make your next beer more expensive Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 1:46 PM ET
    Hops yard sits idle in Moxee, Washington, in the face of a water shortage.

    A worsening drought and unseasonably hot weather is causing pain for Washington's agricultural sector and could result in hops shortages.

  • Grain lower and livestock lower Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 10:37 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for September delivery was 9.50 cents lower at $5.12 a bushel; December corn was 8 cents lower at $4.0560 a bushel; December oats were 6.50 cents lower at $2.4240 bushel; while November soybeans were 8.50 cents lower at 9.72 cents a bushel. October live cattle was. 45 cent...

  • LONDON, July 24- Arabica coffee futures on ICE dropped for the eighth straight session on Friday, hitting a 1-1/ 2 year low on pressure from a stronger dollar, while cocoa held steady after Asia grind data met expectations. Sugar futures edged up after Brazilian cane industry data on Thursday showed a drop in the cane crush in the first half of July.

  • *Soybeans under pressure from fund selling, weak demand. Soybeans slid for a second session, while wheat struggled near one-month lows on lack of demand for expensive U.S. grains. "Everybody was trying to speculate that there might be issues around the corn crop but things are improving," said Ole Houe, analyst at Sydney- based brokerage IKON Commodities.

  • SYDNEY, July 24- U.S. corn fell more than 0.5 percent on Friday to hover close to a three-week low, with prices on track for their biggest weekly loss in more than a year, as crop friendly weather and sluggish demand dragged on the market. Prices were at $4.10-1/ 2 a bushel at 0138 GMT, near a three-week low of $4.08-1/ 2 hit on Thursday. *The U.S. Department of Agriculture said...

  • House passes anti-GMO labeling law Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 7:13 PM ET
    The U.S. Capitol building

    The House of Representatives passed an anti-GMO labeling law, a win for food and agricultural companies.

  • CHICAGO, July 23- U.S. soybean futures fell on Thursday as improving weather in major Midwest growing areas increased expectations of ample production, traders said. Wheat futures firmed on a round of bargain buying and technical support, snapping a seven session losing streak for the front-month contract. Chicago Board of Trade August soybean futures ended...