Food and Beverage Agriculture

  • *Market assessing extent of flood damage in Argentina. CHICAGO, Jan 20- U.S. corn futures touched a six-month high on Friday, buoyed by robust demand from exporters and ethanol producers, analysts said. Chicago Board of Trade March corn settled up 3-1/ 2 cents at $3.69-3/ 4 a bushel after reaching $3.70, its highest since mid-July.

  • Jan 20- Donald Trump, a big supporter of the U.S. oil, gas and coal industries, has promised to get to work quickly after being sworn in as president of the United States, raising expectations that he will sign a slew of executive orders. The problem is that attorneys general from states like New York and California, as well as environmental groups, would likely step...

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were mostly higher Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for March delivery was 2.20 cents higher at $4.2560 a bushel; March corn was up 1.40 cent at $3.6760 a bushel; March oats was up 6 cents at $2.64 a bushel while January soybeans lower 2.60 cents to $10.6740 a bushel. February live cattle was. 88 cent lower at $1.2015 a...

  • *Market assessing extent of flood damage in Argentina. PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Jan 20- Chicago soybeans slid for a second session on Friday as a firm dollar encouraged consolidation below this week's six-month high while traders assessed the extent of rain damage to crops in Argentina. The most active Chicago Board Of Trade soybean contract was down 0.8 percent at...

  • *Weaker euro, steady Algeria/ Mideast demand help EU exports. *Germany set for good run after brisk start for Romania, UK. PARIS, Jan 20- A weaker euro and healthy demand from importers such as Algeria are helping the European Union clear a reduced export surplus, while currency and logistical headwinds limit competition from big U.S. and Russian crops.

  • *Dollar weighs; Argentina floods keep floor under soy market. SINGAPORE, Jan 20- Chicago soybeans slid for a second session on Friday with a strong dollar weighing on prices, although crop-damaging floods in Argentina kept a floor under the market. Soybeans are drawing support from the threat of rain-damage to crops in Argentina, the world's third largest...

  • SYDNEY, Jan 20- U.S. soybeans edged down on Friday, continuing their retreat from a six-month high touched earlier in the week, but the oilseed was headed for a weekly gain of more than 1.5 percent on concerns over potential crop damage in Argentina. *Soybeans draw support from the threat of rain damage to crops in Argentina, a major exporter of soybeans and the top...

  • A scavenger at a vegetable wholesale market in India.

    A technique practiced by early Egyptians could help resolve the modern-day problem of food waste.

  • *Soybeans snap four-day rally on Argentina rain risks. Chicago Board of Trade March wheat futures settled down 7-1/ 2 cents at $4.23-1/ 2 per bushel. March soybeans ended down 4-3/ 4 cents at $10.70-1/ 4 a bushel while March corn rose 1-1/ 4 cents at $3.66-1/ 4 a bushel.

  • CHICAGO, Jan 19- Record-low responses from farmers to surveys threaten the U.S. Department of Agriculture's status as the gold standard in crop data collection and potentially open up trading advantages to big firms, the agency's chief economist said on Thursday. Encouraging more farmers to respond would ensure the USDA continued to provide objective...

  • President-elect Donald Trump officially announced Sonny Perdue as his choice for secretary of agriculture on Thursday, selecting a former Georgia governor over candidates from the Midwest states that dominate U.S. agricultural exports. He was elected to two terms as governor of Georgia, a leading producer of cotton and peanuts, serving from 2003 to 2011.

  • President-elect Donald Trump officially announced Sonny Perdue as his choice for secretary of agriculture on Thursday, selecting a former Georgia governor over candidates from the Midwest states that dominate U.S. agricultural exports. He served two terms as Georgia governor from 2003 to 2011. Georgia accounted for just 2 percent of total U.S. agriculture...

  • Arctic Apples

    The apples will be sold pre-sliced in 'grab-and-go' pouches, The Verge reports.

  • BOGOTA, Jan 19- Colombia could produce 14.5 million 60- kg bags of coffee this year, the highest output in more than two decades, the head of the country's growers' federation said on Thursday, as it pushes productivity and fertilization improvements on farms. Colombia had an output of 18 bags per hectare in 2016, but if growers increase tree density, that figure...

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were lower Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for March delivery was 4.40 cents lower at $4.2640 a bushel; March corn was down. 60 cent at $3.6420 a bushel; March oats was down 2.60 cents at $2.5420 a bushel while January soybeans lower 7 cents to $10.68 a bushel. February live cattle was. 23 cent lower at $1.1995 a pound;...

  • *Soybeans snap 4- day rally on Argentina rain risks. PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Jan 19- Chicago soybeans eased on Thursday as prices consolidated from a six-month high a day earlier that was driven by the threat of rain damage to crops in major exporter Argentina. But with drier weather forecast in Argentina this week and neighbouring Brazil already harvesting what is...

  • Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue

    Donald Trump has chosen former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to lead the Department of Agriculture, senior transition officials tell NBC News.

  • SYDNEY, Jan 19- U.S. soybean futures were headed for their first fall in five sessions on Thursday as a stronger dollar weighed on the market, though concerns that production in Argentina may be curtailed by unfavorable weather capped losses. *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade March soybeans was down 0.3 percent at $10.72 a bushel as of...

  • WASHINGTON— President-elect Donald Trump intends to nominate former Georgia Gov. He comes from the small city of Bonaire in rural central Georgia, where he built businesses in grain trading and trucking. The last three agriculture secretaries were from Iowa, North Dakota and Nebraska.

  • CHICAGO, Jan 18- U.S. soybean futures rose on Wednesday for a fourth straight session, notching a six-month high on worries that recent heavy rains could damage crops in Argentina. Chicago Board of Trade March soybeans settled up 5-3/ 4 cents at $10.75 per bushel after reaching $10.80, the contract's highest level since mid-July. "Traders are just getting bulled up...