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  • CAIRO, July 26- Official Egyptian inspection committees have so far found that some 4 percent of 5 million tonnes of locally purchased wheat is missing from silos, Egypt's supply minister said on Tuesday. Khaled Hanafi added, however, that he was not politically responsible for any alleged fraud, as the world's top wheat buyer continued a month-long corruption...

  • *Australia losing market share in Indonesia- traders. *Australia's largest exporter to build emergency storage. However, a delay in sales could lead to Australia losing more of its share of the overseas market to rival Black Sea producers.

  • SINGAPORE, July 26- Chicago soybeans ticked higher on Tuesday but were still holding close to last session's a three-month low as a U.S. government report showed the crop in a healthy condition. Chicago Board Of Trade most-active soybeans gained 0.1 percent to $9.67-1/ 2 a bushel by 0210 GMT, having lost 4.6 percent in the last two sessions. Corn fell 0.2 percent to...

  • SINGAPORE, July 26- Chicago soybeans ticked higher on Tuesday but were still holding close to last session's a three-month low as a U.S. government report showed the crop in a healthy condition. Chicago Board Of Trade most-active soybeans gained 0.1 percent to $9.67-1/ 2 a bushel by 0210 GMT, having lost 4.6 percent in the last two sessions. Corn fell 0.2 percent to...

  • SYDNEY, July 26- U.S. soybean prices fell for a third straight session on Tuesday to trade around the lowest in more than three months, as fears over yields diminished after the U.S. Department of Agriculture said the crop withstood recent hot weather. *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade fell 0.23 percent to $9.64 a bushel, having closed...

  • A farmer unloads harvested corn for ethanol production with his John Deere combine harvester in Marshall, Missouri.

    Shares of Deere and other leading farm machinery stocks were plowed down after Piper Jaffray predicted a longer ag downtuwn.

  • July 25- Canadian organic food company SunOpta Inc, already under pressure from U.S. hedge fund Tourbillon Capital Partners LP, is being prodded by a second activist shareholder to explore the sale of all or part of the company, according to sources familiar with the matter. Canadian hedge fund West Face Capital, which pushed SNC-Lavalin to sell its AltaLink...

  • July 25- Canadian organic food company SunOpta Inc, already under pressure from U.S. hedge fund Tourbillon Capital Partners LP, is being prodded by a second activist shareholder to explore the sale of all or part of the company, according to sources familiar with the matter. Canadian hedge fund West Face Capital, which pushed SNC-Lavalin to sell its AltaLink...

  • CHICAGO, July 25- U.S. soybean futures fell sharply on Monday, extending the steep declines seen last week on pressure from investment fund selling and favorable extended weather outlooks for the developing crop, traders and analysts said. Wheat and corn futures each were narrowly lower at the Chicago Board of Trade, with wheat reversing from earlier gains that...

  • 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.