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  • CHICAGO— Archer Daniels Midland Co. on Tuesday reported second-quarter profit of $386 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 65 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $19.29 billion.

  • Aug 4- U.S. fertilizer company Mosaic Co reported a 57 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by strong phosphates sales, improved potash prices and lower costs. Mosaic said net earnings attributable to the company rose to $390.6 million, or $1.08 per share, in the second quarter ended June 30, from $248.4 million, or 64 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 4- Chicago soybean futures slid for a third consecutive session on Tuesday to a one-week low, with pressure from forecasts of near-perfect weather boosting crops across the U.S. Wheat rose from a six-week low touched in the previous session but prospects of ample supplies and worries about flagging Chinese growth are set to cap gains.

  • *Chicago Board Of Trade September wheat rose 0.6 percent to $5.01-3/ 4 a bushel, after hitting a six-week low of $4.90-1/ 2 a bushel in the previous session. *December corn rose 0.4 percent to $3.78-3/ 4, having slumped 1.3 percent in the previous session when prices hit a low of $3.75-1/ 2 a bushel- the lowest since June 23. *Russia could harvest 101.5 million tonnes of...

  • *Tyson forced to cut prices to clear inventory. Aug 3- Tyson Foods Inc, the biggest U.S. meat processor, cut its full-year profit forecast after posting its slowest sales growth in nine quarters as customers overseas refused to accept shipments delayed by West Coast port disruptions. During the disruptions, Asian buyers were importing meat from other countries...

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were lower in early trading Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for September delivery was 7.5 cents lower at $4.9175 a bushel; December corn was 4 cents lower at $3.7725 a bushel; December oats were 9.25 cents lower at $2.4775 bushel; while November soybeans fell 8.25 cents to 9.32 cents a bushel. October live cattle was 2.025 cents...

  • Aug 3- Tyson Foods Inc, the biggest U.S. meat processor, cut its profit forecast for the year ending September, citing export market disruptions in its beef business and high cattle costs. The Springdale, Arkansas- based company said on Monday it now expects full-year adjusted earnings of $3.10- $3.20 per share, down from its previous forecast of $3.30- $3.40.

  • PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Aug 3- Chicago corn and soybean futures slid for a second straight session on Monday as favourable weather in the U.S. Chicago Board Of Trade August soybeans slid 0.5 percent to $9.75-3/ 4 a bushel by 1140 GMT, while September corn lost 1.5 percent to $3.65-1/ 2 a bushel. In Europe, December milling wheat on Euronext also touched its lowest since June...

  • Aug 3- Tyson Foods Inc, the biggest U.S. meat processor, warned it may not be able to achieve its profit forecast for the year ending September due to export disruptions in its beef business and high cattle costs. The company had previously forecast full-year profit of $3.30- $3.40 per share. Net income attributable to the company rose to $343 million, or 83 cents per...

  • NEW YORK— Tyson Foods' third-quarter-profit leapt 32 percent, but that was still short of expectations and the company cut its outlook with high cattle costs expected to continue to weigh on revenue growth. Net income for the quarter reached $343 million, or 83 cents per share. That was 15 cents shy of what industry analysts had expected, according to a poll by Zacks...

  • *Wheat near 6- week low on plentiful world supplies. Wheat lost ground to hover near last week's six-week low as the market continued to struggle due to abundant global supplies. Wheat touched $4.93-3/ 4 a bushel on Thursday, the lowest since June 22.

  • *Chicago Board Of Trade March soybeans fell 0.4 percent to $9.36-1/ 4 a bushel, near the session low of $9.36 a bushel- the lowest since July 28. *Wheat under pressure from constrained demand for U.S. supplies amid plentiful global supplies and cheaper offerings from competitors in the Black Sea region. *Crop scouts on the U.S. Wheat Quality Council's annual...

  • GRAINS-Soybean, corn futures fall; wheat mixed Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 3:18 PM ET

    CHICAGO, July 31- Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures fell on Friday, pressured by profit-taking and the cancellation of an export deal with China, traders said. "The weather so far is non-threatening," said Don Roose, president of brokerage U.S. Commodities in West Des Moines, Iowa. Chicago Board of Trade August soybeans settled down 9-1/ 2 cents at $9.80-3/ 4 a...

  • Winners and losers of California severe drought Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 2:27 PM ET
    A gardener waters plants and foliage in front of an apartment complex in Monterey Park, California

    While California's four-year-long drought has been a boon to some industries, its been a bust for others.

  • California farmers grab land in Washington state Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 12:39 PM ET
    A farmer and his son on an organic vegetable farm in Whatcom County, Washington.

    Farmers from drought-parched California are finding greener pastures in the Pacific Northwest. And so are buyers from China.

  • CHICAGO, July 31- Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures fell on Friday, pressured by profit taking and the cancellation of an export deal with China, traders said. "The weather so far is non threatening," said Don Roose, president of brokerage U.S. Commodities in West Des Moines, Iowa. Chicago Board of Trade August soybeans were down 6 cents at $9.84-1/ 4 a bushel at...

  • Grain mixed and livestock mostly lower Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 10:52 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures mixed Friday early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for September delivery was 2.75 cents higher at $4.9925 a bushel; December corn was. 25 cent lower at $3.8350 a bushel; December oats were 4 cents higher at $2.5050 bushel; while November soybeans fell 11.5 cents to 9.3850 cents a bushel. October live cattle was. 85 cent higher at...

  • Global coffee exports down 3.3 pct in June - ICO Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 10:19 AM ET

    LONDON, July 31- Global coffee exports fell 3.3 percent in June from a year earlier to total 9.69 million 60 kg bags, the International Coffee Organization said on Friday. For the first nine months of the 2014/ 15 season, which began on Oct. 1 last year, coffee exports were down 3.3 percent at 83.02 million bags. Robusta coffee exports fell 6.1 percent in June from a year...

  • *Chicago wheat down more than 18 pct for July. Chicago Board of Trade front-month wheat rose 1.1 percent to $5.02 a bushel by 1111 GMT, edging away from the prior session's five-week low of $4.93-3/ 4. Crop scouts on the U.S. Wheat Quality Council's annual three-day tour of North Dakota and adjacent states projected spring wheat yield potential at 49.9 bushels per...

  • By Mayank Bhardwaj and Krishna N. Das. NEW DELHI, July 31- India is to buy oilseeds and pulses directly from farmers for the first time this year, in addition to its existing purchases of wheat and rice, to boost production and close a supply gap that has driven its annual import bill up to $12 billion. India is the world's biggest consumer of edible oils and Prime...