DELHI/ MUMBAI, Dec 12- Symbols of India's emergence as an economic powerhouse line the four-lane highway to Jaipur out of New Delhi: a factory owned by the world's biggest motorbike maker, glass towers housing global call centres, shopping malls for India's burgeoning middle class.» Read More
SYDNEY, Dec 10- Australia's beef exports are set to rise 7 percent in 2013/ 14 to a record high to satisfy the appetite of China's increasingly affluent masses, cementing its position as China's top supplier of beef.
*Beijing wants to stop companies mixing in imported fibre. BEIJING, Dec 10- Two more Chinese cotton processors have been barred from selling to the state stockpiler as Beijing intensifies a crackdown on firms suspected of mixing in imported fibre to profit from cheaper overseas supplies.
Damage in the San Joaquin Valley from a cold snap is estimated at $23 million and growing.
Federal Reserve official on Monday suggested that farmers consider a path toward internationally accepted standards for genetically modified crops, following rejections of U.S. corn shipments by China.
Dec 9- U.S. fertilizer company Mosaic Co said on Monday that it would buy back about 10 percent of its outstanding stock in a roughly $2 billion purchase from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation and the Anne Ray Charitable Trust over the next eight months. In late-morning trading, however, Mosaic shares slipped 1 percent in New York to $46.31, touching a one-month low.
Dec 9- U.S. fertilizer company Mosaic Co said on Monday that it would buy back 43.3 million restricted shares, or about 10 percent of its outstanding stock, from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation and the Anne Ray Charitable Trust over the next eight months.
Dec 9- U.S. fertilizer company Mosaic Co said on Monday that it will buy back 43.3 million restricted shares from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation and the Anne Ray Charitable Trust over the next eight months.
Dec 9- Dairy products producer WhiteWave Foods Co said it would buy organic food brand Earthbound Farm from investors including private equity firm Kainos Capital for about $600 million to expand its offerings of organic products. Earthbound Farm produces packaged salads and organic fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables, as well as dried fruits and snacks.
Dec 9- Dairy products producer WhiteWave Foods Co agreed to buy organic food brand Earthbound Farm from investors including private equity firm Kainos Capital for about $600 million. Earthbound Farm produces organic fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables, as well as dried fruits and snacks.
*Corn pressured by big U.S. supplies. WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Dec 6- Soybeans fell on Friday for the second straight day, heading toward a weekly loss under pressure from prospects for bumper crops in South America. Corn also weakened, weighed down by a plentiful U.S. harvest, while wheat's losses were more modest as traders eyed harsh weather in the United States.
CHICAGO-- Illinois took a giant step toward fixing its biggest financial problem Thursday by putting a sweeping pension reform on the books, but legislators' inaction on tax incentives aimed at keeping companies and creating new jobs has triggered fresh concerns about the state's business climate.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.-- Kentucky's farm economy shifted into over-drive as a money maker this year, backed by robust equine, poultry and cattle markets and predictions of record grain yields that are putting total cash receipts on a rapid trajectory toward $6 billion, agricultural economists said Thursday.
Chicago Board of Trade March wheat futures rose 0.35 percent to $6.54-1/ 4 a bushel by 1042 GMT. Wheat had posted its biggest one-day decline in more than two months on Thursday. The prospect of larger-than-expected supplies in Canada and Australia has weighed on the market this week along with weak U.S. exports.
BEIJING, Dec 6- China is still evaluating whether to approve the strain of genetically-modified corn that caused it to reject some U.S. shipments in the last few weeks, a government spokesman said.
David Dietze, President & Chief Investment Strategist at Point View Wealth Management, says investors need to be selective going forward to make money.
*Japan says wants to boost stocks in case future shipments delayed. TOKYO, Dec 6- Japan's Ministry of Agriculture has issued a surprise tender to purchase a total of 162,011 tonnes of Canadian Western Red Spring wheat as it looks to negate the impact of possible future shipping delays, a government official said on Friday.
BUENOS AIRES, Dec 5- Argentina is not on the verge of cutting its soybean export tax despite market rumors to the contrary and pressure on the government to stimulate international sales, a well-placed source at the agriculture ministry said on Thursday.