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  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were higher Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Sept. delivery was 3.50 cents a bale higher $4.1860 a bushel; Sept. corn was 4.25 cents higher at $3.3660 bushel; Sept. oats was unchanged at $2.0020 a bushel; while August soybeans gained 20.25 cents to $10.1360 a bushel. August live cattle was. 13 cents lower at...

  • PARIS, July 27- France will help grain farmers cope with an expected plunge in revenue after torrential rain and a lack of sunshine in late spring hit the country's cereal crops. First results of the still ongoing harvest point to a crop of soft wheat, the most cultivated cereal in France, at some 30 million tonnes this year, growers group Orama said on Wednesday.

  • *Chicago wheat little changed after falling over 3 pct on Tuesday. HAMBURG, July 27- Chicago wheat fell on Wednesday, as dealers weighed up the impact of falling European Euronext futures against a crop tour forecasting lower U.S. harvest yields. The Chicago Board Of Trade's most-active September wheat contract fell 0.1 percent to $4.14-1/ 2 a bushel at 1057 GMT.

  • *Chicago wheat edges higher after Tuesday's over 3 pct fall. SINGAPORE, July 27- Chicago wheat rose on Wednesday as the market recovered from a more than three percent fall in the previous session, supported by a widely watched crop tour that found lower U.S. spring wheat yield prospects. The Chicago Board Of Trade's most-active wheat contract rose 0.4 percent to...

  • SYDNEY, July 27- U.S. wheat edged higher on Wednesday, rebounding from losses of more than 3 percent in the previous session, drawing support a widely watched U.S. crop tour that pegged yields below five-year average levels. *The most active wheat futures Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.1 percent to $4.15-1/ 2 a bushel, having closed down 3.3 percent on Tuesday.

  • *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.

  • CHICAGO, July 26- Chicago Board of Trade wheat futures plunged as much as 3 percent on Tuesday, heading for their largest daily losses in three weeks on pressure from ample global grain supplies and following declines in Euronext wheat, traders said. CBOT September wheat was down 13-1/ 2 cents at $4.15-1/ 2 per bushel as of 12:05 a.m. CDT, still holding above their...

  • PARIS/ SINGAPORE, July 26- Chicago soybeans ticked higher on Tuesday, supported by an easing dollar, but held close to an earlier three-month low as a U.S. government report confirmed favourable crop conditions. Chicago wheat fell to break a three-day rally, pressured by a pullback in European wheat futures after a surge last week on deteriorating harvest...

  • 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...