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Food and Beverage Agriculture

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 20- Chicago wheat futures edged higher on Wednesday with prices supported by bargain-buying and expectations of lower production in Canada although abundant world supplies limited gains. The most-active wheat contract on the Chicago Board of Trade rose 0.3 percent to $4.44-1/ 2 a bushel by 0248 GMT, corn was unchanged at $3.48-1/ 4 a bushel and...

  • SYDNEY, Sept 20- U.S. corn fell for a third consecutive session on Wednesday as expectations that ample supplies will soon reach the market kept prices near a one-week low. *The active corn futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade were down 0.1 percent to $3.47-3/ 4 a bushel by 0057 GMT, having closed down 0.9 percent in the previous session when prices hit a low of $3.46-1/...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 19- Chicago corn futures fell about 1 percent on Tuesday on chart-based selling as the harvest of a large U.S. crop loomed, traders said. As of 12:35 p.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade December corn was down 4 cents at $3.47-1/ 2 per bushel after dipping to $3.46-1/ 2, its lowest in a week. CBOT December wheat was down 3-3/ 4 cents at $4.39-3/ 4 a bushel and November...

  • FRESNO, Calif.— A group of powerful California farmers pulled their support Tuesday from a pair of massive, $16 billion tunnels that would have re-engineered the state's water system in a decisive move that dealt a major blow to the project pushed by Gov. After the vote, John Laird, secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency, said the aging water...

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were lower Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec. delivery was off 8 cents at $4.4260 a bushel; Dec corn fell 5.40 cents at 3.50 a bushel; December oats lost 3 cents at $2.3640 a bushel while Nov. soybeans declined 14 cents to $9.6140 a bushel. October live cattle lost. 45 cent at $1.0815 a pound; September feeder...

  • *Liam Condon says has yet to be convinced by EU Commission. MONHEIM, Germany, Sept 19- Bayer said it was unable to propose the sale of any digital farming assets to allay EU concerns about its planned $66 billion takeover of Monsanto. It's extremely hypothetical in terms of where the overlap actually is, "the head of Bayer's Crop Science division, Liam Condon, told...

  • HAMBURG, Sept 19- Chicago wheat and corn futures rose on Tuesday, supported by buying interest following price falls this summer as investors assessed the outlook for U.S. crops as harvesting gets underway. Chicago Board of Trade December wheat was up 0.6 percent at $4.46-1/ 4 a bushel at 1023 GMT. "Wheat, corn and soybeans are seeing some support today from buying...

  • BEIJING, Sept 19- Corn farmers in China are likely to hold off on selling their latest crops, betting higher prices down the line in the world's No.2 producer of the grain will help them reap bigger profits. That has sparked worries about short-term supply in China, triggering an unseasonal rally in markets, with physical prices of first grade corn at the port of...

  • *But European fishermen rely heavily on UK waters. *UK exports around 75 percent of its catch to the EU. After 45 years chafing under what they saw as unfair quotas in one of the world's richest fishing grounds, the UK government would finally, in the lexicon of Brexiteers, "take back control" of British waters.

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 19- Chicago wheat futures lost more ground on Tuesday, falling for a second consecutive session in the face of abundant global supplies. The Chicago Board of Trade most-active wheat contract had eased 0.2 percent to $4.42-1/ 2 a bushel by 0305 GMT, while soybeans added 0.1 percent to $9.68-1/ 2 a bushel. "It is going to be hard for prices to rally because...

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 19- Chicago corn and wheat futures lost more ground on Tuesday, falling for a second consecutive session in the face of abundant global supplies. *The Chicago Board of Trade most-active corn contract had slid 0.1 percent to $3.51 a bushel by 0109 GMT, while wheat gave up 0.3 percent to $4.42 a bushel. The USDA last week forecast a U.S. corn yield of 169.9...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 18- U.S. soybean futures closed lower on Monday as a bout of technical selling erased early strength tied to export demand and uncertainty about Midwest yield prospects, analysts said. CBOT November soybeans settled down 1 cent at $9.67-3/ 4 per bushel. December corn ended down 3-1/ 4 cents at $3.51-1/ 2 a bushel and December wheat fell 5-1/ 2 cents to...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 18- The head of the U.S. Department of the Interior called for changes to the management of 10 national monuments that would lift restrictions on activities such as logging and mining and shrink at least four of the sites, the Washington Post reported. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommended that President Donald Trump reduce the boundaries...

  • *Wheat sags after one-month top; Australia, Argentina eyed. As of 12:25 p.m. CDT, CBOT November soybeans were up 1 cent at $9.69-3/ 4 per bushel. December corn was down 3-1/ 2 cents at $3.51-1/ 4 a bushel and December wheat was down 5-1/ 4 cents at $4.43-3/ 4 a bushel.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 18- Russia will supply around 600,000 tonnes of wheat to Venezuela in the current marketing year ending next June, Russia's agriculture minister told Reuters, deepening the Kremlin's support for Venezuela's troubled economy. Russia, which last season did not ship any wheat to Venezuela, had not previously confirmed how much wheat it planned to...

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were higher Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec. delivery was higher 0.05 cents at $4.5060 a bushel; Dec corn was higher 0.012 at 3.5540 a bushel; December oats was up 0.04 cents at $2.3940 a bushel while Nov. soybeans was up 0.02 cents to $9.7540 a bushel. October live cattle gained. 0127 cent at $1.0860 a pound;...

  • *Bangladesh becomes big rice importer after floods hit crops. DHAKA, Sept 18- Bangladesh is to buy rice from Myanmar, putting aside worsening relations over the Rohingya refugee crisis as the government races to overcome a shortage of the country's staple food. Normally the world's fourth biggest rice producer, Bangladesh has become a major importer this year...

  • SYDNEY, Sept 19- Australia raised its forecast for beef production during the 2017/ 18 season by more than 6 percent on Tuesday as dry weather forces graziers to increase slaughters. Beef production from the world's fourth largest exporter will total 2.244 million tonnes this season, the Australian Bureau of Agriculture, Resource Economics and Rural Sciences...

  • CAIRO, Sept 18- Two wheat cargoes rejected by Egypt's agriculture quarantine service at the port of Safaga for containing poppy seeds would probably have to be moved for sieving, a source familiar with the matter said, dashing hopes of a quick end to the dispute. Grain markets have been on tenterhooks over the fate of the cargoes from France and Romania, fearing...

  • *Wheat eases after 1- month top; Australia, Argentina assessed. PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Sept 18- Chicago soybean futures rose on Monday for a third session out of the last four, as strong export demand and weather risks for South American planting supported prices. Wheat edged lower as the cereal market faced resistance on price charts after reaching a one-month high on...