JAKARTA, May 10- The president of Indonesia, home to the world's third-largest tropical forests and a powerful palm oil industry, has agreed to extend a ban on forest clearing, a government official said on Friday.» Read More
*Lawmaker says rolling furlough possible, USDA mum. WASHINGTON, Feb 26- The Obama administration may institute a "rolling" furlough to keep meat plants open during automatic budget cuts rather than idle all 8,400 U.S. meat inspectors at the same time, a House subcommittee chairman said on Tuesday.
The case, over a farmer who reproduced and saved seeds patented by Monsanto, questions whether natural replication can constitute patent infringement. The NYT reports.
Six big French retailers said on Sunday they were recalling lasagna meals and other products suspected of being mislabeled after the discovery of horsemeat in beef products.
PARIS, Feb 10- Six big French retailers said on Sunday they were recalling lasagna meals and other products suspected of being mislabeled after the discovery of horsemeat in beef products.
Jan 17- Cargill Inc, the privately held agribusiness conglomerate and a leading beef processor, said on Thursday it will close its Plainview, Texas, beef plant effective Feb. 1 because there are not enough cattle to supply it. *The U.S. Agriculture Department will release its January 1, 2013, U.S. cattle supply on Feb. 1.
CHICAGO, Jan 17- U.S. agribusiness giant Cargill Inc said on Thursday it will idle its Plainview, Texas, beef processing plant on Feb. 1 due to tight U.S. cattle supplies brought on by years of drought in the Southern Plains states.
NEW DELHI, Jan 11- Monthly palm oil imports by India, the world's top edible oil importer, rose 17 percent in December, fed by scarce domestic supply of alternatives and attractive overseas prices due to record stocks in key supplier Malaysia, a Reuters survey showed.
CHICAGO, Jan 9- U.S. agribusiness giant Cargill Inc said on Wednesday quarterly earnings quadrupled, led by its grain processing and origination sector.
NEW DELHI, Dec 18- Cargill, the U.S. agribusiness giant, is investing in India's burgeoning processed food sector with a $73 million corn milling unit, the head of its India operation said.
*China's tighter food quality rules, India protectionism worrying. NUSA DUA, Indonesia Nov 30- Palm oil prices are set to start 2013 on a sour note as record high stocks and rising output in Southeast Asia overwhelm already weak demand, while regulatory uncertainty in top buyers India and China adds to the gloomy outlook.
Read ahead to see what they are, and find out what employment data, industries and companies are located there to make them top destination states.
Roderick Dressel, Dressel Farms co-owner, explains his farm is currently bringing in about 20 percent less bushels of apples this year.
Stan Ryan, Vice President at Cargill Corporate says that with markets more open now, there is less chances for a repeat of the 2008 food crisis. He explains more.
In several recent columns, CNBC.com senior editor John Carney has dismissed any notion of a farm labor crisis, claiming that record farm profits suggest no such crisis exists. The senior editor’s all too common error is to grossly oversimplify American agriculture and draw the wrong conclusions as a result.
The world’s second-largest wheat, corn and sugar trader tells CNBC that while agricultural prices will remain high the rest of the year, the world isn't going to experience a renewed food crisis.
Will farmers buy big ticket items, like tractors, on the heels of this summer's epic drought? CNBC's Jane Wells reports on how corn farmers are spending their money.
CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the outlook on crops and the future of agribusiness, with Frank Lesh, FuturePath Trading analyst.
Jonathan Barratt, Founder, Barratt's Bulletin says the grain complex has some of the biggest opportunities as you can't control the weather.
In Illinois, we’ve experienced the sixth-driest growing season on record. Of 102 counties, 100 are disaster areas, the state's governor addresses the issue of what's been done and what still needs to happen to help his state.
The Senator from Kansas writes, "We need to approve this drought assistance to ensure livestock producers can continue providing us with the most affordable and safe food supply in the world."