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. » Read More
*Soy, corn down as Argentina weather forecasts improve. Corn and soybeans also fell as macroeconomic worries hung over the market and on some forecasts for much-needed rains in Argentina next week. At the Chicago Board of Trade, March wheat ended 4 cents lower at $4.75-1/ 4 per bushel.
*Soy, corn down as Argentina weather forecasts improve. Corn and soybeans also fell as macroeconomic worries hung over the market and on some forecasts for much-needed rains in Argentina next week. "The bottom line is, world competition for wheat continues to be pretty stiff, and we are not getting any," said Tom Fritz, a partner with EFG Group in Chicago.
Olam is expanding its footprint in Africa with the $275 million purchase of BUA Group's wheat milling and pasta making assets.
About a quarter of all S&P 500 companies will report earnings in the coming week, which could be a boost for stocks.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports the details out of the latest U.S. crop report.
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The Futures Now team discusses concerns about food inflation, and whether the slide in corn and wheat is good news.
Abah Ofon, Director of Agricultural Commodities Research at Standard Chartered, says tensions about Ukraine have added a supply premium to the wheat market.
The Ukraine conflict has sent commodities markets into a tizzy, with Russia's invasion of the Ukrainian peninsula Crimea pushing up wheat and corn.
In two weeks, Girl Scouts will descend upon supermarkets and businesses to peddle boxes of cookies, tempting people with a new gluten-free cookie.
The United Nations food agency said rising sugar prices due to harvest concerns in Brazil drove global food prices slightly higher in October.
Simona Gambarini, associate director of research at ETF Securities, expects the upcoming USDA crop report to stay bearish.
Philippa Malmgren, president of Principalis Asset Management, argues that the protests in Egypt erupted due to the government's failure to deliver on its promise for lower wheat prices.
Farmers are planting more corn than expected -- in fact, they planted more than any year since 1936, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. The USDA also expects record Soy crops, she says.
The Department of Agriculture has found unapproved, genetically modified wheat on an Oregon farm, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson.
Jerry Gulke, Gulke Group president discusses what he expects to see from today's USDA Supply and Demand Report, with CNBC's Rick Santelli.
Discussing how staples, including corn, wheat and soy, are holding up in the Midwest amid cold weather, with Weather Channel's Reynolds Wolf and Jeff Kilburg, KKM Financial.
Chris Gadd, grains analyst at Macquarie Group, talks to CNBC about the lack of quality wheat in the UK which he says doesn't look likely to get any better.
Floods in the Midwest have made it harder to plant corn this spring, but the question is what might happen in the wheat belt as unusually late snows melt in the northern Plains.