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Food and Beverage Agriculture

  • *Concerns over U.S. exports to Mexico cap gains. SINGAPORE, April 27- Chicago corn futures edged higher on Thursday as the market took a breather following deep decline in the last session on concerns over exports to Mexico should the United States withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement. The Chicago Board Of Trade most-active corn contract rose...

  • SYDNEY, April 27- U.S. corn edged lower on Thursday, extending two sessions of declines to nearly 1.5 percent, on concerns over exports to Mexico should the United States withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement. *The most active corn futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade fell 0.1 percent to $3.66-1/ 2 a bushel, having closed down 1.3 percent in the...

  • CHICAGO, April 26- U.S. corn futures fell more than 1 percent Wednesday on forecasts for better Midwest planting weather and news that the White House is considering an executive order on withdrawing from North American Free Trade Agreement, analysts said. Chicago Board of Trade July corn settled down 5 cents at $3.66-3/ 4 per bushel. The extended forecast beyond...

  • CPPIB began buying farmland in North America in 2012 and has since purchased about 120,000 acres in the United States and a similar amount in Canada. The country's biggest public pension fund purchased 115,000 acres of Saskatchewan farmland from Assiniboia Farmland LP in 2013 for C $128 million and had intended to invest another C $500 million in Canadian...

  • Last summer, The Humane Society of the United States released undercover footage taken by an employee that it said showed "massive piles of dead chickens" at New England' s largest egg-producing farm, Hillandale Farms in Turner, but the state later concluded there was no proof to pursue animal cruelty charges. In a December letter to Maine's congressional...

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were mostly higher Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery was 10 cents higher at $4.12 a bushel; May corn was up 4.60 cents at $3.65 a bushel; May oats was up 2.40 cents at $2.22 a bushel while May soybeans fell 6.20 cents to $9.5320 a bushel. April live cattle was 1.08 cents higher at $1.3098 a pound; April...

  • *South Africa considers strategic reserve as fresh El Nino looms. POTCHEFSTROOM, South Africa, April 26- South Africa, the continent's biggest maize producer and hard hit by an El Nino-triggered drought last year, is considering a strategic grain reserve as a buffer against future shortages, its agriculture minister told Reuters. Neighboring countries such as...

  • SYDNEY, April 26- U.S. corn rose for a third straight session on Wednesday to hover near a three-week high as forecasts for rain stoked fears that farmers will switch to soybeans. The most active corn Chicago Board Of Trade Cv1 rose 0.27 percent to $3.72-3/ 4 a bushel by 0328 GMT, having gained 1.7 percent in the previous session when prices hit a high of $3.74-3/ 4 a...

  • SYDNEY, April 26- U.S. corn rose for a third consecutive session on Wednesday as forecasts for Midwest rains stoked fears of further planting delays, pushing the grain towards a near three-week high. *The most active corn Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.5 percent to $3.73-3/ 4 a bushel, having gained 1.7 percent in the previous session when prices hit a high of $3.74-3/ 4...

  • President Trump signs agriculture executive order

    President Donald Trump meets with farmers at the White House and signs an executive order promoting 'agriculture and rural prosperity' in America. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports.

  • Trump: Do not fear a trade war with Canada

    After meeting with farmers and signing an executive order on agriculture, President Trump answers questions on a trade war with Canada and the border wall.

  • Trump: Seek removal of excess agriculture-related regulations

    President Donald Trump meets with farmers at the White House and signs an executive order promoting 'agriculture and rural prosperity' in America.

  • April 25- U.S. fruit and vegetable producer Dole Food Co Inc, led by 94- year old David Murdock, filed with regulators on Tuesday for an initial public offering, four years after it was taken private. The California- based company once the world's largest producer of fruits and vegetables was taken private by Murdock in 2013 in a $1.2 billion deal following a...

  • *Q1 operating EPS $1.64 vs est $1.39. *Net sales up 4.6 pct at $7.74 bln, vs est $7.50 bln. The divestiture was made to win European Union approval for the company's merger with Dow Chemical.

  • MADISON, Wis.— A handful of Wisconsin dairy farmers whose Canada market evaporated in a trade dispute were weighing offers from new buyers on Tuesday, but others were running out of time before an expiring contract risked putting them out of business. The Wisconsin governor said the two men spoke Monday and Tuesday, and Walker took to Twitter to announce it.

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were mixed Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery was 3.40 cents lower at $4.02 a bushel; May corn was up 2 cents at $3.6040 a bushel; May oats was up 2 cents at $2.1960 a bushel while May soybeans declined 20.60 cents to $9.5940 a bushel. April live cattle was. 65 cent higher at $1.2990 a pound; April feeder...

  • GENEVA, April 25- Mexico can impose annual trade sanctions worth $163.23 million against the United States after winning a dispute over trade in tuna fish, a World Trade Organization arbitrator ruled on Tuesday.

  • *Q1 operating EPS $1.64 vs est $1.39. *Net sales up 4.6 pct at $7.74 bln, vs est $7.50 bln. Sales in DuPont's agriculture unit, which accounts for half of the company's revenue, rose 4 percent to $3.93 billion in the first quarter ended March 31, while operating earnings increased 12 percent.

  • *Q1 operating profit $1.64 vs est $1.39. *Net sales up 4.6 pct to $7.74 bln, vs est $7.50 bln. Demand was also propelled by late-season seed demand in South America and the planting of the largest combined corn and soybean acres on record in the United States.

  • HAMBURG, April 25- Chicago soybean prices fell on Tuesday, giving up some of Monday's gains, as a faster-than-expect pace of new crop soy plantings by U.S. farmers improved prospects for large supplies. The Chicago Board Of Trade's most-active July soybean contract was down 0.4 percent at $9.67-1/ 2 a bushel at 1004 GMT. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said U.S....