Food and Beverage Agriculture

  • Diplodia, which causes a whitish mold between kernels, is common in corn but its emergence this year appears to be more severe than normal, particularly in central Illinois and western Ohio following rainy summer weather, agronomists in those states said. The fungus has also emerged in parts of Missouri, Iowa and Indiana. It's serious money, "said John Werries, who...

  • *Egypt cancelled 3 consecutive wheat tenders after ban. CAIRO, Sept 21- Egypt has reversed its controversial zero-tolerance policy on the common grains fungus ergot, the government said on Wednesday, backtracking on an import regulation that had all but blocked its access to global wheat. Egypt, the world's largest buyer of wheat, has seen its imports grind to a...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 21- U.S. soybean and corn futures fell on Thursday, pressured by profit taking after a streak of gains and by weakness on the cash market, traders said. Weather forecasts for the weeks ahead "still do not look ideal for an extended harvest window, but central and eastern belt farmers should at least be able to make good headway in the coming days, starting...

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Sept 21- One of Canada's biggest cattle feedlots, Alberta- based Western Feedlots, said on Wednesday it will close feeding operations after marketing the cattle it currently owns, due to poor market conditions. Canada is the world's sixth-largest beef exporter, and Alberta raises more cattle than any other province. Its owners made the...

  • *Egypt cancelled 3 consecutive wheat tenders after ban. CAIRO, Sept 21- Egypt has reversed its controversial zero-tolerance policy on the common grains fungus ergot, the government said on Wednesday, backtracking on an import regulation that had all but blocked its access to global wheat. Egypt, the world's largest buyer of wheat, has seen its imports grind to a...

  • *Egypt cancelled 3 consecutive wheat tenders after ban. CAIRO, Sept 21- Egypt has reversed its controversial zero-tolerance policy on the common grains fungus ergot, the government said on Wednesday, backtracking on an import regulation that had all but blocked its access to global wheat. Egypt, the world's largest buyer of wheat, has seen its imports grind to a...

  • PORTLAND, Maine— The United States and Canada have brokered a deal to share what's left of the dwindling North American cod fishing business in the Atlantic next year. The agreement with Canada represents an 8 metric ton increase for the U.S. and a 96 metric ton increase for Canada, leaving some in the U.S. fishing industry irked. "Cod fish is very important to the...

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Sept 21- One of Canada's biggest cattle feedlots, Alberta- based Western Feedlots, said on Wednesday it will suspend feeding operations after marketing the cattle it currently owns, due to poor economic conditions. Shareholders made the decision because of the high-risk, low-return environment in cattle ownership, and poor political and...

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Sept 21- One of Canada's biggest cattle feedlots, Alberta- based Western Feedlots, said on Wednesday that it will suspend operations after marketing the cattle it currently owns, due to poor economic conditions.

  • CHICAGO, Sept 21- U.S. soybean and corn futures fell on Thursday, pressured by profit taking after a streak of gains and by weakness on the cash market, traders said. Weather forecasts for the weeks ahead "still do not look ideal for an extended harvest window, but central and eastern belt farmers should at least be able to make good headway in the coming days, starting...

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were lower Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery was 1 cent lower at $4.05 a bushel; December corn was 1.25 cents lower at $3.3920 bushel; December oats was 1.25 cents higher at $1.7620 a bushel; while November soybeans lost 14 cents to $9.7560 a bushel. October live cattle was 1.25 cents higher...

  • *Chicago corn falls 0.4 pct, wheat gives up 0.5 pct. SINGAPORE, Sept 21- Chicago soybeans fell for the first time in five sessions on Wednesday, with the market taking a breather after climbing to a one-month high in the last session on concerns over rains delaying the U.S. harvest. The Chicago Board of Trade most-active soybean contract had declined 0.3 percent to...

  • *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade fell 0.3 percent to $9.86-3/ 4 a bushel, having closed up 1.8 percent on Tuesday when prices hit a high of $9.94 a bushel- the strongest since August 25. *The USDA said after the market close on Monday that 9 percent of U.S. corn had been harvested as of Sunday, down from the five-year average of 12 percent for...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 20- Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures rose 1.7 percent on Tuesday, hitting a nearly one-month high on strong export demand and as rains delayed harvest in key production areas of the U.S. "Both crushers and exporters need to get their hands on physical bushels to offset long paper and meet contracts," Brugler Marketing and Management LLC said in a...

  • FRESNO, Calif.— Chemical manufacturing giant Dow fails to warn people in farming communities throughout California when a potentially dangerous pesticide is applied to nearby fields, health advocates claimed in a lawsuit filed Tuesday. Telone is among the most commonly used pesticides in California— applied to strawberry fields, almond orchards, vineyards...

  • SAO PAULO, Sept 20- Brazilian sugar cane mills are increasing purchases of machinery in an effort to improve efficiency in the field as the robust demand outlook for the sweetener encourages companies to boost investments. Makers of cane harvesters such as John Deere and AGCO are ramping up production in Brazil as deliveries rise, finally seeing past...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 20- U.S. lawmakers expressed concern on Tuesday over a wave of mergers among companies that sell farmers their seeds, herbicides and insecticides, worrying that the deals could lead to higher prices and less innovation at a time of dropping farm incomes. Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat from Connecticut, said the proposed mergers of Dow...

  • PORTLAND, Maine— Maine's wild blueberry crop was better than expected this year despite a drought that has hit some sectors of New England agriculture hard, and consumers could benefit from the heavy supply. Maine, which is by far the largest wild blueberry-producing state in the country, most likely hit its five-year average of about 93 million pounds of...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 20- Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures rose 1.7 percent on Tuesday, hitting a nearly one-month high on strong export demand and as rains delayed harvest in key production areas of the U.S. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday morning that exporters had sold another 110,000 tonnes of soybeans to China for delivery during the 2016/ 17...

  • PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Sept 20- Chicago soybeans rose for a fourth straight session on Tuesday as harvest rain in the U.S. Chicago Board Of Trade most-active soybean contract rose 0.8 percent to $9.80 a bushel by 1030 GMT. Corn inched up 0.3 percent to $3.38-1/ 4 a bushel and wheat added 0.4 percent to $4.05-3/ 4 a bushel.