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Food and Beverage Agriculture

  • SINGAPORE, June 20- Chicago wheat futures rose more than 1 percent on Tuesday, with prices underpinned by a further decline in the condition of the U.S. spring crop following weeks of dry weather. *The U.S. Department of Agriculture rated 41 percent of the U.S. spring wheat crop as good-to-excellent, down from 45 percent a week earlier. *High demand from Egypt, the...

  • CHICAGO, June 19- U.S. corn futures fell more than 2 percent on Monday on forecasts for mostly benign weather in the Midwest as the crop heads into its pollination phase next month, analysts said. Chicago Board of Trade July corn settled down 8-3/ 4 cents at $3.75-1/ 4 per bushel. CBOT July wheat ended up 1-3/ 4 cents at $4.67 a bushel while MGEX July spring wheat fell 3-1/ 4...

  • SPOKANE, Wash.— Ranchers on Monday sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture, seeking to force meat to again be labeled if it's produced in other countries and imported to the United States. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Spokane, seeks to overturn a March 2016 decision by the Department of Agriculture to revoke regulations requiring imported meat products...

  • CHICAGO, June 19- U.S. corn futures fell more than 1 percent on Monday on forecasts for mostly benign weather in the Midwest as the crop heads into its pollination phase next month, analysts said. As of 12:01 p.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade July corn was down 5 cents at $3.79 per bushel. CBOT July wheat was up 7-3/ 4 cents at $4.73 a bushel while MGEX July spring wheat was...

  • MONTPELIER, Vt.— More than two dozen protesters on Monday showed support for two immigrant dairy farmers arrested after marching to a Ben& Jerry's factory to call for better pay and living conditions on farms that provide milk to the ice cream maker. A U.S. Border Patrol spokesman told Vermont Public Radio they were stopped in a routine check a few miles away from...

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were mixed Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery was 2.20 cents higher at $4.6740 a bushel; July corn was down 5.60 cents at $3.7820 a bushel; July oats was up 3 cents at $2.7220 a bushel while July soybeans gained 1.60 cents to $9.4060 a bushel. June live cattle was. 45 cent lower at $1.2125 a pound; August...

  • HAMBURG, June 19- Chicago winter wheat futures were little changed Monday after rallying about 5 percent in the last two sessions because of concern dry weather could damage U.S. spring wheat crops. Spring wheat touched its highest since December 2014 on Monday on continued concern about the dry weather cutting crop yields, worries that sent spring wheat...

  • BEIJING, June 19- Chinese meat importers are racing to get their hands on the first shipments of beef from the United States in 14 years, as strong demand for premium steaks continues to grow in the $2.6 billion beef import market. China and the United States last week settled the conditions for American beef exports after the two sides agreed in May to resume the...

  • *Chicago soybeans rise for third session on strong demand. SINGAPORE, June 19- Chicago wheat futures slid on Monday as the market took a breather after rallying around 5 percent in the last two sessions on the back of dry weather hitting U.S. yields. Chicago wheat climbed to its highest in almost a year at $4.68-1/ 2 a bushel on Friday as dry weather threatened to...

  • SINGAPORE, June 19- Chicago wheat slid almost 1 percent on Monday as the market took a breather after rallying around 5 percent in the last two sessions on the back of dry weather hitting U.S. yields. *Chicago wheat climbed to its highest in almost a year at $4.68-1/ 2 a bushel on Friday as dry weather threatened to reduce U.S. spring wheat crop production.

  • MONTPELIER, Vt.— Scores of dairy farm workers and activists marched Saturday to a Ben& Jerry's factory to push for better pay and living conditions on farms that provide milk for the ice cream maker that takes pride in its social activism. Protesters said Ben& Jerry's agreed two years ago to participate in the so-called Milk with Dignity program, but the company and...

  • Leaders of Mexico, the U.S., and Canada during NAFTA treaty signing in San Antonio, Texas, Oct. 7, 1992. Pact didn't formally go into effect until 1994.

    With NAFTA renegotiations around the corner, Canada's winning strategy is 'heads down and our mouths shut,'says a former Canadian prime minister.

  • CHICAGO, June 16- Chicago Board of Trade wheat futures rallied 2.6 percent on Friday to their highest in nearly a year, with concerns about shortfalls in the U.S. crop sparking a round of short-covering by investment funds, traders said. "It is not that we have a disaster, but it's not quite what people thought it was and the funds were caught short," said Greg Grow,...

  • Kraft Macaroni & Cheese

    Packaged food shares are getting pounded Friday amid worries the Amazon-Whole Foods deal marks a power shift for retailers.

  • CHICAGO, June 16- Chicago Board of Trade wheat futures rallied 2.4 percent to their highest in nearly a year on Friday, with concerns about shortfalls in the U.S. crop sparking a round of short-covering by investment funds, traders said. "It is not that we have a disaster, but it's not quite what people thought it was and the funds were caught short," said Greg Grow,...

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were mixed Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery was 5.40 cents higher at $4.5920 a bushel; July corn was down. 40 cent at $3.79 a bushel; July oats was up 1.40 cents at $2.6260 a bushel while July soybeans lost 1.60 cents to $9.33 a bushel. June live cattle was. 53 cent higher at $1.2303 a pound; August feeder...

  • PARIS/ SINGAPORE, June 16- Chicago wheat climbed to its highest since early May on Friday with the market on track for a second week of gains as dry weather in parts of North America threatens to reduce yields. Parched conditions for spring wheat in the northern United States remained the focus of crop concerns, but hot, dry weather in western Europe was also adding...

  • SINGAPORE, June 16- Chicago wheat climbed to its highest since early May on Friday with the market on track for a second week of gains as dry weather in parts of North America threatens to reduce yields. The Chicago Board Of Trade most-active wheat contract is up 2.7 percent this week and has risen by 6.6 percent in the past two weeks- the biggest fortnightly rally...

  • SYDNEY, June 16- U.S. wheat futures rose 1 percent on Friday to hit a more than one-month high on fears of widespread crop losses due to recent unfavorable weather, and were headed for their biggest two-week gains in four months. *The most active wheat futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade were up more than 2.5 percent for the week, extending two-week gains to over 6.5...

  • OMAHA, Neb.— The long-delayed $62 billion merger of chemical giants DuPont and Dow has been approved by U.S. antitrust regulators. The Justice Department said Thursday it would approve the deal as long as the companies sell off some herbicide and chemical units to preserve competition. The new company will be called DowDuPont and have dual headquarters in...