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Food and Beverage Agriculture

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were lower Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery was 4 cents lower at $4.2060 a bushel; May corn was up. 40 cent at $3.5660 a bushel; May oats was down 1.20 cents at $2.45 a bushel while May soybeans lost 2.20 cents to $9.7340 a bushel. April live cattle was. 40 cent lower at $1.2170 a pound; March feeder cattle...

  • SYDNEY/ PARIS, March 27- U.S. soybeans edged lower on Monday, hovering close to a five-month low amid ample global supplies of the oilseed and strong South American production. The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade fell 0.3 percent to $9.73 a bushel after hitting $9.72-1/ 4 a bushel, a five-month low already hit on Friday.

  • The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade fell 0.1 percent to $9.74-1/ 2 a bushel, having closed down 1.6 percent on Friday when prices hit $9.72-1/ 4 a bushel, the lowest since October last year. "Brazil's large soybean harvest is now almost 70 percent complete, Argentina's forecasters just raised their estimate of the 2016 crop significantly...

  • SYDNEY, March 27- U.S. soybeans took a breather on Monday, although silo-busting supply expectations kept the oilseed near a five-month low. *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade were little changed at $9.76-1/ 4 a bushel, having closed down 1.6 percent on Friday when prices hit a low of $9.72-1/ 4 a bushel, the lowest since Oct. 19, 2016.

  • CHICAGO, March 24- U.S. soybean futures dropped 1.6 percent on Friday to their lowest level in more than five months on pressure from rising forecasts for already-robust South American harvests, traders said. Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat rose on bargain buying following four straight days of declines. Chicago Board of Trade May soybean futures...

  • CHICAGO, March 24- U.S. soybean futures dropped 1 percent on Friday to their lowest in more than four months on pressure from rising forecasts for already-robust South American harvests, traders said. Wheat futures were mixed, with Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat rising on bargain buying following four straight days of declines, while K.C. hard red...

  • ROCKPORT, Maine— The cod isn't so sacred in New England anymore. In Maine, which is home to the country's second-largest Atlantic cod fishery, the dwindling catch has many wondering if cod fishing is a thing of the past. "It's going to be more and more difficult for people to make this work," said Maggie Raymond, executive director of the Associated Fisheries of Maine.

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were higher Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery was 4.60 cents higher at $4.2560 a bushel; May corn was up. 40 cent at $3.5720 a bushel; May oats was up 1 cent at $2.49 a bushel while May soybeans lost 8.20 cents to $9.8260 a bushel. April live cattle was. 30 cent higher at $1.2208 a pound; March feeder cattle...

  • *South America supply outlook takes shine off U.S. exports. *Corn also stays weak on bumper South America crop prospects. PARIS/ SYDNEY, March 24- U.S. soybean prices eased on Friday to hit a four-month low as expectations for South American production continued to rise, leading investors to ignore healthy weekly U.S. exports.

  • SYDNEY, March 24- U.S. soybeans fell 0.5 percent on Friday to hit a four-month low as ample global stocks continued to weigh on the oilseed, which was poised to finish the week in negative territory for a third consecutive week. The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade fell 0.5 percent to $9.86 a bushel, the lowest since Nov. 18.

  • SYDNEY, March 24- U.S. soybeans dropped 0.5 percent to hit their lowest in four months on Friday, with ample global supply pushing the oilseed towards its third straight weekly decline. *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board of Trade were down nearly 1.5 percent for the week. *Soybeans hit a low of $9.86 a bushel on Friday, the weakest since Nov. 18.

  • SAO PAULO, March 23- Brazil's JBS SA, the world's biggest meatpacking company, announced on Thursday that it had suspended beef production at 33 of its 36 plants amid the corruption scandal that has caused some of the country's biggest export markets to ban Brazilian meats. JBS and BRF SA, the world's largest poultry exporter, are among dozens of firms targeted in...

  • An employee arranges produce for sale at a Whole Foods Market Inc. store in Oakland, California.

    A major research firm Thursday made a bearish call on Whole Foods and suggested the retailer is a 'victim of its own success.'

  • SAO PAULO, March 23- JBS SA has suspended beef production at 33 of 36 plants in Brazil, the company said on Thursday, due to embargoes on exports to foreign countries after a corruption scandal raised sanitary questions about the Brazilian meatpacking industry.

  • CHICAGO, March 23- U.S. soybean futures fell to a five-month low on Thursday and corn dropped to a 2-1/ 2 month low, pressured by plentiful global supplies amid bumper South American crops and expectations for large plantings in the United States. Additionally, we're hearing some larger acreage estimates for 2017 U.S. soybean plantings as well, "said Terry Reilly,...

  • CHICAGO, March 23- U.S. soybean futures fell for a second straight session on Thursday and corn dropped to a 2-1/ 2 month low, pressured by plentiful global supplies amid bumper South American crops and expectations for large plantings in the United States. Additionally, we're hearing some larger acreage estimates for 2017 U.S. soybean plantings as well, "said...

  • Secretary of Agriculture nominee Sonny Perdue testifies at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Agriculture Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, March 23, 2017.

    Trump's nominee for USDA secretary says he had "no input" in the White House's 2018 budget blueprint as it relates to agriculture.

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were lower Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery was 2 cents lower at $4.2020 a bushel; May corn was down 1.20 cents at $3.5740 a bushel; May oats was down 3.20 cents at $2.4820 a bushel while May soybeans lost 4.40 cents to $9.9520 a bushel. April live cattle was. 78 cent lower at $1.2168 a pound; March...

  • PARIS, March 23- U.S. soybean futures fell on Thursday, still pressured by record U.S. sowings and prospects of bumper crops in the southern hemisphere, which also sent corn to a new seven-week low. Chicago Board of Trade May soybean futures were down 0.5 percent at $9.95 a bushel. Corn fell 0.35 percent to $3.57-1/ 2 a bushel, a low since Feb. 1.

  • *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade slipped 0.1 percent to $9.99 a bushel, having closed down 0.18 percent in the previous session. *The most active corn futures were unchanged at $3.58-3/ 4 a bushel, having closed down 0.7 percent on Wednesday, when prices hit a low of $3.58-1/ 4 a bushel, their lowest since Feb. 1. *The most active wheat futures...