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Food and Beverage Agriculture

  • SHUANGFENG COUNTY, China, July 19- Liu Deke, 73, puffed away on a roll-up as he threshed stalks of dried rapeseed on a large canvas sheet. It was a normal day's work for Liu and his wife, farmers in Dongfeng village in China's southern Hunan province. And like many others in rural China, their offspring have long ago moved to cities where wages far outstrip farming...

  • SHUANGFENG COUNTY, China, July 19- Liu Deke, 73, puffed away on a roll-up as he threshed stalks of dried rapeseed on a large canvas sheet. It was a normal day's work for Liu and his wife, farmers in Dongfeng village in China's southern Hunan province. And like many others in rural China, their offspring have long ago moved to cities where wages far outstrip farming...

  • *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade were up 0.2 percent to $8.59 a bushel by 0101 GMT, having firmed 0.3 percent on Wednesday when prices hit a high of $8.63-1/ 2 a bushel- the highest since July 11. *China's buyers have loaded up on soybeans from Brazil, instead of the United States, because of a 25 percent tariff on imports of U.S. soy that...

  • Palm oil companies Royal Golden Eagle, Wilmar, Musim Mas Group and Golden Agri Resources sold oil from 21 "tainted" mills to more than a dozen global brands including Nestle and Unilever, according to the report by Eyes on the Forest, a coalition of environmental NGOs including WWF-Indonesia. In spot checks since 2011, EoF used GPS tracking to follow trucks...

  • *Wheat at highest since July 10 on EU, Black Sea crop worries. PARIS/ SINGAPORE, July 18- Chicago grain futures extended gains on Wednesday to their highest in about a week as lower-than-expected crop ratings for U.S. corn and soybeans and deteriorating prospects for European wheat harvests kept attention on weather risks. The most active wheat contract on the...

  • SINGAPORE, July 18- Chicago wheat rose for a second straight session on Wednesday to its highest in more than a week, with prices underpinned by reduced production in Europe and the Black Sea region. The most-active wheat contract on the Chicago Board Of Trade was up 1.0 percent at $5.02-3/ 4 a bushel by 0350 GMT, near the session high of $5.05 a bushel, the highest...

  • SYDNEY, July 18- U.S. wheat futures rose more than 1 percent on Wednesday as dry weather in key global producers pushed prices to an eight-day high. *The most active wheat futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade were up 1.4 percent at $5.04-3/ 4 a bushel by 0104 GMT, near the session high of $5.05 a bushel, the highest since July 10. *Germany, Poland and Ukraine are among the...

  • Workers at an indoor vertical farm in Las Vegas where they grow fresh produce and use 90 percent less water than a traditional farm and eventually plan to fully automate harvesting.

    One of the country's largest indoor vertical farms is located east of the Las Vegas Strip and plans to produce about 9,500 servings of mixed salad per day for local restaurants.

  • *Traders hope for resolution to U.S.- China trade spat. CHICAGO, July 17- U.S. soybean and corn futures rose on Tuesday as lower-than-expected crop ratings and increased hopes for a resolution to the U.S.- China trade battle helped to extend a recovery from sharp losses last week. "What we're saying is the crop is not getting bigger," said Don Roose, president of Iowa-...

  • *USDA crop ratings fall below analysts' estimates. *Traders hope for resolution to U.S.- China trade spat. CHICAGO, July 17- U.S. soybean and corn futures rose on Tuesday as falling crop ratings and increased hopes for a resolution to the U.S.- China trade battle helped to extend a recovery from sharp losses last week.

  • *Wheat supported by crop problems in Europe and Black Sea region. HAMBURG, July 17- Chicago soybean and corn futures rose on Tuesday after the U.S. Department of Agriculture said the condition of both crops in the United States is declining. Wheat rose after suffering sharp losses on Monday, recovering on expectations for smaller crops in rival exporters to the...

  • SINGAPORE, July 17- Chicago soybean and corn futures rose more than 1 percent each on Tuesday, supported by a slight decline in the condition of both crops which have benefited from near-perfect weather across the U.S. The most-active soybean contract on the Chicago Board Of Trade gained 1.1 percent to $8.55 a bushel by 0248 GMT, adding to last session's 1.4...

  • *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade were up 1 percent to $8.54-1/ 4 a bushel by 0059 GMT, near the session high of $8.55-1/ 2 a bushel- the highest since July 12. *The USDA said 72 percent of the U.S. corn crop is in good to excellent condition, behind market expectations. *The USDA said 69 percent of the U.S. soybean crop is in good to excellent...

  • CHICAGO, July 16- U.S. soybean futures jumped on Monday after dropping to their lowest prices in a decade earlier in the session, as the U.S.- China trade dispute looms over agricultural markets. The trade dispute has pressured prices because soybeans are the most valuable U.S. agricultural export to China, the world's top buyer of the oilseed.

  • CHICAGO, July 16- U.S. soybean futures jumped on Monday after dropping to their lowest prices in a decade earlier in the session, as the U.S.- China trade dispute weighed on agricultural markets. The trade dispute has pressured prices recently because soybeans are the most valuable U.S. agricultural export to China, the world's top buyer of the oilseed.

  • *Tariffs set to dent U.S. soy exports to China. PARIS/ SINGAPORE, July 16- Chicago soybean futures edged down on Monday to set fresh decades lows as the prospect that a U.S.- China trade clash will weaken demand continued to hang over the oilseed market. Chicago wheat was also lower, consolidating after a steep two-day rally fueled by a declining harvest outlook for...

  • A cheeseburger by Impossible Foods made from plants.

    Healthy food alternatives such as meat substitutes and healthy carbohydrates are a growing area for investment in Asia. 

  • SINGAPORE, July 16- Chicago soybean futures were largely unchanged on Monday with the market trading near last session's decade-low on concerns Washington's trade war will curb U.S. exports. Wheat lost ground after two sessions of strong rally which was sparked by lower production in key exporting countries in Europe and the Black Sea region.

  • SYDNEY, July 16- U.S. soybeans on Monday recovered from their lowest in nearly a decade, though gains were curbed by concerns that the U.S.- China trade war will dent exports and lead to a build-up in stocks. *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade were up 0.5 percent at $8.38-1/ 2 a bushel, as of 0100 GMT. *Trade war tensions between the United States...

  • Farmer Bruce Wessling checks a corn field near Grand Junction, Iowa. 

    "We can’t continue to bear the brunt of the retaliation" in the U.S.-China trade dispute, says Iowa Agriculture Secretary Mike Naig.