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Food and Beverage Agriculture

  • A farmer sprays a chemical fertilizer on his wheat field

    Goldman expects fertilizer prices to "materially improve" in 2018 and beyond.

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery was 4 cents lower at $4.3220 a bushel; May corn was down 2.40 cents at $3.65 a bushel; May oats was up. 40 cent at $2.5040 a bushel while May soybeans gained 2.40 cents to $10.0240 a bushel. April live cattle was. 50 cent lower at $1.1883 a pound; March feeder...

  • CHICAGO, March 20- U.S. soybean futures rose on Monday, hitting their highest level in a week on a round of bargain buying following nine declines in 10 sessions, traders said. At 10:14 a.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade May soft red winter wheat futures were down 4-1/ 2 cents at $4.31-3/ 4 a bushel. Plains, was down 7-1/ 2 cents at $4.46 a bushel.

  • SAO PAULO, March 20- The Brazilian Agriculture Ministry confirmed on Monday that China had temporarily banned beef imports following a police investigation that revealed health inspectors were bribed to overlook unsanitary conditions at several plants.

  • HAMBURG, March 20- Chicago wheat hit its highest prices in around a week on Monday, buoyed by a weaker dollar and concerns that the U.S. winter crop might not get enough rain. The Chicago Board of Trade's most-active May wheat was up 0.6 percent at $4.39-1/ 4 a bushel at 1219 GMT. May corn rose 0.4 percent to $3.69-1/ 4 a bushel and May soybeans added 0.5 percent to $10.05-1/...

  • An investor looking at stock prices in Haikou, China, August 11, 2015.

    Manulife CEO Donald Guloien discussed his firm's recent China license with CNBC at the China Development Forum.

  • An employee arranges lobsters at a buffet in the Studio City casino resort in Macau, China.

    China has set a new record for the value of its imports of lobsters from the United States.

  • SINGAPORE, March 20- Chicago wheat hit its highest in a week on Monday, buoyed by a weaker dollar and concerns over a lack of moisture for the U.S. winter crop. *Dry weather for hard red winter wheat growing regions in the United States is supporting wheat prices with forecast rains later this week unlikely to provide much moisture, analysts said.

  • ROCKPORT, Maine— The expanding market for lobsters in China is continuing to grow, with the country setting a new record for the value of its imports of the crustaceans from the United States. American lobster was almost unheard of in most of China until 2010, when the value of imports grew 250 percent to about $7.4 million. Last year, China imported more than $108...

  • University of Vermont researchers have been raising the exotic spice now grown primarily in Iran and are encouraging growers to tap into what they hope will be a cash crop. said Patricia Fontaine, of Palmer Farm in Little Compton, Rhode Island. She, her mother and brother attended a sold-out workshop this month on growing saffron hosted by the University of...

  • CHICAGO, March 17- U.S. corn and wheat futures closed slightly higher on Friday, as their recent rally from multi-week lows ran out of steam in the absence of fresh fundamental news, traders said. "The corn and wheat rebounds have run into chart resistance while nearby soybeans are stuck to the $10 mark," Matt Zeller, director of market information of INTL FCStone, said...

  • SAO PAULO— Two big Brazilian meatpackers bribed inspectors to keep rotten meat on the market, police charged Friday in issuing dozens of arrest warrants, while a judge accused the Agriculture Ministry of betraying the country. Authorities warned that the case was a severe blow to the international image of Brazil's agribusiness sector, which officials have...

  • CHICAGO, March 17- U.S corn and wheat futures were trading close to unchanged on Friday as their recent rally from multi-week lows ran out of steam in the absence of fresh fundamental news, traders said. "The corn and wheat rebounds have run into chart resistance while nearby soybeans are stuck to the $10 mark," Matt Zeller, director of market information of INTL...

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery was 0.20 cent lower at $4.3560 a bushel; May corn was down 0.60 cent at $3.6520 a bushel; May oats was down 1.40 cent at $2.4760 a bushel while May soybeans lost 4.60 cents to $9.9660 a bushel. April live cattle was. 05 cent lower at $1.1915 a pound; March feeder...

  • *Wheat market awaits news on Turkey import curbs on Russia. PARIS/ SINGAPORE, March 17- Chicago soybean futures edged lower on Friday in hesitant trade as rising expectations for bumper South American harvests continued to weigh on the oilseed market. Corn inched down, after climbing on Thursday on the back of strong U.S. exports, with the feed grain also capped by...

  • Wang went to Davao City, where Duterte was mayor for 22 years before he became president in 2016 and sought a dramatic change in approach towards China at the height of a row over South China Sea sovereignty and amid the fallout of a bitter legal dispute that went to international arbitration. The vice premier signed a six-year development programme to work...

  • Wang went to Davao City, where Duterte was mayor for 22 years before he became president in 2016 and sought a dramatic change in approach towards China at the height of a row over South China Sea sovereignty and amid the fallout of a bitter legal dispute that went to international arbitration. The vice premier signed a six-year development program to work...

  • SINGAPORE, March 17- Chicago soybean futures lost ground on Friday with the market set for a second week of declines as a record Brazilian supplies hit the market and near-perfect weather in Argentina boosts supply prospects. The Chicago Board Of Trade most-active soybean contract lost 3.6 percent in its biggest two-week fall since early February.

  • SYDNEY, March 17- U.S. corn edged higher on Friday, extending gains into a fourth consecutive session on the back of stronger than expected exports, and was on track for a small weekly rise. *The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported weekly export sales of old-crop U.S. corn at 1.255 million tonnes, above a range of trade expectations and the most in seven weeks.

  • A farmer unloads harvested corn in Marshall, Missouri.

    President Trump's plans to gut the Agriculture Department's discretionary funding is getting criticized by key lawmakers.