Food and Beverage Agriculture

  • CHICAGO, Aug 30- U.S. corn and wheat futures fell to multi-year lows on Tuesday and soybeans hit a four-week low on expectations for big crops and rising grain supplies, traders and analysts said. At the Chicago Board of Trade, November soybeans settled down 13-1/ 2 cents at $9.50-3/ 4 per bushel and December corn ended down 5 cents at $3.15-3/ 4 a bushel.

  • A worker prepares a railcar to transport potash from the Potash of Saskatchewan Lanigan mine in Lanigan, Sasketchewan, Canada.

    Both Agrium and Potash confirmed late Tuesday morning they are in discussions for a merger of equals.

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba/ WASHINGTON, Aug 30- Canada's Agrium Inc and Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc said on Tuesday they are in talks to merge, a deal that would create a fertilizer and farm retailing giant worth more than $25 billion but also trigger U.S. regulatory scrutiny. Potash Corp, the world's biggest crop nutrient company by capacity and Agrium, North...

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba/ WASHINGTON, Aug 30- Canada's Agrium Inc and Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc said on Tuesday they are in talks to merge, a deal that would create a fertilizer and farm retailing giant worth more than $25 billion but also trigger U.S. regulatory scrutiny. Potash Corp, the world's biggest crop nutrient company by capacity and Agrium, North...

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Aug 30- Canada's Agrium Inc and Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc said on Tuesday they are in talks to merge, a tie-up that would create a global fertilizer and farm retailing giant as the agriculture sector struggles with soft crop prices. Potash Corp, the world's biggest crop nutrient company by capacity and Agrium, North America's largest...

  • Agrium, Potash reopen after firms say merger talks held

    Agrium and Potash Corporation resume trading after confirming preliminary merger talks, CNBC's Dom Chu reports. The "Fast Money Halftime Report" traders weigh in.

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Aug 30- Canadian fertilizer companies Agrium Inc and Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc said on Tuesday they are in talks to merge, in what would be a tie-up of the world's biggest crop nutrient company by capacity and North America's largest farm retailer. Agrium and Potash Corp said in separate statements that the talks were at a "preliminary"...

  • Aug 30- Canadian fertilizer companies Agrium Inc and Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc are in talks to merge, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, in what would be a tie-up of the world's biggest crop nutrient company by capacity and North America's largest farm retailer. The combination could be announced as soon as next week, Bloomberg reported, citing people...

  • Aug 30- Canadian fertilizer companies Agrium Inc and Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc are in talks to merge, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, in what would be tie-up of the world's biggest crop nutrient company by capacity and North America's largest farm retailer. The combination could be announced as soon as next week, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar...

  • Yingluck believed that Thailand could unilaterally raise the price of rice to overseas buyers given its status as the world's largest exporter of the grain that is the staple food for about two-thirds of the world's population. All she succeeded in doing was encouraging India to start exporting its massive surplus, as well as delivering market share to...

  • HAMBURG/ SINGAPORE, Aug 30- U.S. wheat futures rose for the first time in seven days on Tuesday on bargain-buying after expectations of massive global supplies pushed prices to 10- year lows in the previous session. Chicago Board of Trade most-active December wheat was up 0.3 percent at $3.98-1/ 4 a bushel at 1049 GMT. Chicago spot wheat on Monday hit $3.69-1/ 2, the...

  • BEIJING, Aug 30- Canadian farm goods are high quality and safe, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in Beijing on Tuesday as his trade minister said Canada was working hard to resolve a canola import dispute that threatens C $2 billion in business. Trudeau is seeking deeper ties with China but a the canola spat, government divisions over China policy and the case of...

  • BEIJING, Aug 30- Canadian farm goods are high quality and safe, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in Beijing on Tuesday as his trade minister said Canada was working hard to resolve a canola import dispute that threatens C $2 billion in business. Trudeau is seeking deeper ties with China but a the canola spat, government divisions over China policy and the case of...

  • Yingluck believed that Thailand could unilaterally raise the price of rice to overseas buyers given its status as the world's largest exporter of the grain that is the staple food for about two-thirds of the world's population. All she succeeded in doing was encouraging India to start exporting its massive surplus, as well as delivering market share to...

  • *Wheat prices may have hit bottom around $4 a bushel. SINGAPORE, Aug 30- U.S. wheat futures rose for the first time in seven days on Tuesday, underpinned by bargain-buying after the market tumbled to a 10- year low in the previous session. Chicago Board of Trade most-active wheat contract gained 0.4 percent to $3.98-3/ 4 a bushel by 0229 GMT, after hitting its lowest...

  • SYDNEY, Aug 30- U.S. wheat edged higher for the first time in seven sessions on Tuesday to ease away from a near-decade low, but gains were checked by ample global supply and an uncertain outlook for demand from top buyer Egypt. *The most active wheat futures on the Chicago Board of Trade rose 0.38 percent to $3.98-1/ 2 a bushel. *Egypt, the world's biggest wheat importer,...

  • Almonds are cleaned in Wasco, California.

    The drought is easing in parts of California, and this year's almond harvest looks to be a record haul.

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were lower Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Sept. delivery was 10.50 cents lower at $3.7260 a bushel; Sept. corn was 2.25 cents lower at $3.14 bushel; Sept. oats was 4.25 cents lower at $1.6460 a bushel; while Sept. soybeans lost 1 cent to $9.8960 a bushel. August live cattle was. 33 cent higher at $1.1068 a pound; August...

  • *In about turn, Egypt bans ergot fungus in wheat again. Egypt, the world's biggest wheat importer, reinstated on Sunday a controversial ban on wheat shipments containing even the slightest amount of a common grain fungus, ergot, baffling traders who had returned to the Egyptian market just last month when the ban was lifted. "The market is bemused as to where Egypt...

  • LOS BANOS, Calif.— A drone whirred to life in a cloud of dust, then shot hundreds of feet skyward for a bird's-eye view of a vast tomato field in California's Central Valley, the nation's most productive farming region. In the drought-prone West, where every drop of water counts, California farmers are in a constant search for ways to efficiently use the increasingly...