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  • PUERTO MONTT, Chile, July 25- Chile's farmed salmon production could drop by almost 25 percent because of stricter regulations aimed at tackling environmental crises that have decimated fish populations in recent years, government and industry sources say. The specter of a permanent drop in production in Chile, home to the second largest salmon farming...

  • SINGAPORE/ PARIS, July 25- Chicago wheat prices rose on Monday on growing concern that the size of the crop in the European Union, the world's largest exporter of the cereal, could be lower than expected, pulling up corn in their wake. The Chicago Board of Trade most-active wheat contract was 1.7 percent higher at $4.32-1/ 2 a bushel by 1031 GMT, after falling in the...

  • SINGAPORE, July 25- Chicago soybeans extended losses on Monday, trading near a three-month low hit in the previous session, as forecasts of near-perfect weather during next month's yield-determining phase for the U.S. crop dragged on prices. Chicago Board of Trade most-active soybean contract fell 0.5 percent to $9.83 a bushel by 0326 GMT, having closed down...

  • SYDNEY, July 25- U.S. soybeans fell for a second session to keep prices near a three-month low as updated weather forecasts called for more favorable conditions, easing concerns of potential yield losses. *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade fell 0.3 percent to $9.85-3/ 4 a bushel, having closed down 2.4 percent on Friday when prices hit...

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    Florida's medical marijuana market launches Tuesday, but some cannabis fund managers warn of high investor risk due to the limited roll out.

  • CHICAGO, July 22- U.S. soybean futures fell 2.3 percent to a three-month low on Friday as the weather forecast for August reinforced expectations that the crop developing in the U.S. Chicago Board of Trade November soybean futures settled down 24-1/ 4 cents at $9.88-1/ 4 a bushel. CBOT December corn rose 1 cent to close at $3.41-1/ 4 a bushel.

  • *Europe key market for North American soybeans. CHICAGO, July 22- The European Commission on Friday approved imports of Monsanto's Roundup Ready 2 Xtend genetically modified soybean variety, after months of delays that had derailed the U.S. seed giant's product launch this spring. Rivals Cargill Inc, Bunge Ltd and CHS Inc, which had also refused to accept the...

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were mostly lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Sept. delivery was 4.30 cents a bale higher at $4.1440 a bushel; Sept. corn was 3.80 cents lower at $3.2960 bushel; Sept. oats was. 80 cent higher at $2.0640 a bushel; while August soybeans fell 3.68 cents to $9.9120 a bushel. August live cattle was. 23 cent lower at...

  • CHICAGO, July 22- U.S. soybean and corn futures fell sharply on Friday, with soybeans plunging 4.3 percent to a three-month low, as the weather outlook for the U.S. At 9:42 a.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade November soybean futures were down 43 cents at $9.69-1/ 2 a bushel. CBOT December corn was off 5-1/ 2 cents at $3.35-1/ 4 a bushel.

  • *Europe key market for North American soybeans. BRUSSELS, July 22- The European Commission on Friday approved imports of Monsanto's Roundup Ready 2 Xtend genetically modified soybeans, opening up an important export market for North American soybeans and easing their global rollout. U.S. seed company Monsanto's genetically modified products and...

  • Ugly produce: pears

    Grocers have started to embrace selling imperfect fresh produce, but they are finding it challenging to get adequate supplies.

  • July 22- Farm equipment maker Deere& Co said on Friday it would lay off about 120 production employees at its John Deere Harvester Works factory in east Moline, Illinois from Sept. 6. The factory has about 1,050 production employees, the company said. Deere said it continued to adjust its production workforce according to demand for products manufactured at each...

  • BRUSSELS, July 22- The European Commission on Friday approved imports of two types of Monsanto's genetically modified soybeans and one sold by Germany's Bayer CropScience for use as a food or animal feed. U.S. seed company Monsanto's genetically modified products and weed-killer are politically sensitive in Europe, where consumer and green groups have...

  • The logo of Swiss agrochemicals maker Syngenta adorns it's plant in Muenchwilen, Switzerland.

    Syngenta on Friday reported sales that fell short of analyst forecasts, and warned that in the short term, the industry continued to see tough market conditions.

  • SINGAPORE, July 22- Chicago corn futures were on track for a fifth consecutive week of decline on Friday as an outlook for cooler temperature across the U.S. grain belt boosted expectations of a bumper crop. Soybeans slid, giving up overnight gains, while wheat was steady after ending up on Thursday with prices underpinned by concerns over wet weather hurting...

  • SYDNEY, July 22- U.S. corn edged lower on Friday and was poised for weekly losses of nearly 5 percent as weather forecasts indicated an easing of unfavourable weather conditions across key U.S. growing regions, reducing fears of widespread crop losses. *The most active corn futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade were set for a fifth straight weekly slide.

  • CHICAGO, July 21- U.S. corn futures fell for the third day in a row on Thursday, with good weather for crop development in the U.S. "Right now they are focusing on mostly normal temperatures after this heat rolls through, which is only going to last two to three days," said Jim Gerlach, president of A/C Trading in Fowler, Indiana. Chicago Board of Trade December corn futures...

  • BOGOTA, July 21- Banana harvests in Colombia, the world's fourth-largest exporter, and other Latin American producers could be crippled by the potential arrival of a fungus which withers the crop, a top agricultural official warned on Thursday. Colombia is working with Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia to coordinate a response to the disease, Soto added, and will pitch...

  • Innovating ag & boosting farmers' harvests

    Ag-tech company Indigo announced it raised $100 million in new funding. David Perry, Indigo CEO, discusses tackling agriculture problems and his company's efforts in adding microbes back to plants to create healthier plants.

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were mostly lower Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Sept. delivery was 2.50 cents a bale lower at $4.1010 a bushel; Sept. corn was 4 cents lower at $3.3340 bushel; Sept. oats was unchanged at $2.0560 a bushel; while August soybeans gained 1 cent to $10.28 a bushel. August live cattle was. 55 cent lower at $1.0888 a...