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Food and Beverage Agriculture

  • See headwinds in 2017

    Chief executive Peder Holk Nielsen speaks about earnings, adding that his business sees risk primarily in the agricultural sector.

  • SINGAPORE, April 25- Chicago wheat futures rose for a second session on Wednesday as investors looked for bargains, although plentiful world supplies capped gains. The Chicago Board of Trade most-active wheat contract was up 0.5 percent at $4.86-3/ 4 a bushel by 0301 GMT. Soybeans added 0.5 percent to $10.38-3/ 4 a bushel and corn gained 0.4 percent at $3.91-1/ 2 a...

  • SINGAPORE, April 25- Chicago wheat futures rose for a second session on Wednesday as investors looked for bargains, although plentiful world supplies capped gains. *Chicago wheat futures were being underpinned by bargain-buying after prices dropped to a one-week low on Tuesday at $4.67-3/ 4 a bushel. *Concerns about slowing soybean exports continued to hang...

  • CHICAGO, April 24- Monsanto Co is launching the first product that deactivates a controversial weed killer inside spraying equipment after it is used, the company said on Tuesday, its latest attempt to prevent unintended crop damage associated with the herbicide. The product that deactivates dicamba will be launched in the coming weeks, as U.S. farmers advance...

  • CHICAGO, April 24- U.S. wheat futures fell to their lowest in nearly three weeks on Tuesday, pressured by light export demand as well as some forecasts for rain in the southern U.S. The U.S. Agriculture Department on Monday afternoon said that 5 percent of the U.S. corn crop was planted as of Sunday, well behind the five-year average and lagging market expectations.

  • BEIJING, April 24- Some Chinese sorghum importers have asked Beijing to waive the hefty anti-dumping deposit imposed last week on U.S. imports already at sea, as companies rushed to sell stranded China- bound cargoes that were on the water at big discounts. China's Commerce Ministry slapped a 178.6 percent deposit starting from April 18 on imports of sorghum...

  • *U.S. soybeans lose more ground as China reduces purchases. The Chicago Board of Trade most-active soybean contract had eased 0.1 percent to $10.31-1/ 4 a bushel by 0232 GMT, having closed down 0.8 percent on Monday when prices hit their weakest since April 6 at $10.29 a bushel. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has not announced any new soybean sales to China since...

  • *The USDA said 5 percent of the U.S. corn crop was planted as of Sunday, lagging behind market expectations. *The USDA said 2 percent of the soybean crop was planted as of Sunday, matching market forecasts. *The USDA said 31 percent of the U.S. wheat crop was in good to excellent condition, behind analysts' forecasts.

  • CHICAGO, April 23- U.S. soybean futures fell for a third straight session on Monday, with concerns about demand from China in focus amid a lack of fresh deals with the top global buyer of the oilseed, traders said. Wheat futures were mixed, with Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat contracts retreating from early gains on technical selling.

  • CHICAGO, April 23- U.S. soybean futures fell for the third straight day on Monday, with concerns about demand from China in focus amid a lack of fresh deals with the top global buyer of the oilseed, traders said. At 11:24 a.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade May soybean futures were down 11-1/ 4 cents at $10.17-1/ 2 a bushel. Some farmer selling in Brazil also weighed on...

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— The University of Rhode Island will try to improve fisheries management in the Philippines with a new $25 million federal grant. It says the fishing industry in the Philippines is in peril, largely because of destructive fishing practices, typhoons and coastal degradation. The center has partnered with the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines' U.S....

  • *Egypt cracking down on rice cultivation to save water. *Egypt expected to have to import 1 mln T rice per year. KAFR ZIADA, Egypt/ DUBAI, April 23- Rice farmers in Kafr Ziada village in the Nile River Delta have ignored planting restrictions aimed at conserving water for years, continuing to grow a medium-grain variety of the crop that is prized around the Arab world.

  • BEIJING, April 23- China imported one of the highest tonnages of barley in years in March, while sorghum arrivals fell by 21 percent, customs data showed on Monday, in a sign that China's growing trade spat with the United States is roiling grain flows. China imported 860,000 tonnes of barley in March, up 22 percent on a year ago and the third highest monthly level...

  • BEIJING, April 23- China imported 860,000 tonnes of barley in March, the third highest monthly level since at least the start of 2016, customs data showed on Monday. Demand for barley, used largely in animal feed, has surged since China said in early February it would investigate alleged dumping of another feed grain, sorghum, by the United States.

  • *Chicago wheat futures rise after Friday's deep losses. SINGAPORE, April 23- Chicago wheat rose on Monday, with prices underpinned by patchy rains bringing only limited relief to the drought-hit U.S. winter crop. The most-active wheat contract on the Chicago Board of Trade had gained 0.8 percent to $4.81-1/ 4 a bushel by 0302 GMT, after earlier hitting its lowest...

  • SYDNEY, April 23- U.S. wheat futures rose 1 percent on Monday, rebounding from a 10- day low touched earlier in the session, as fears over the condition of the U.S. crop resurfaced as recent rains delivered only partial relief. *The most active wheat futures on the Chicago Board of Trade were up 1 percent at $4.82 a bushel by 0118 GMT, after earlier hitting their lowest...

  • Wheat led the declines with the front-month Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat contract sagging 2.8 percent. "Our weather forecast is going to open up and allow us to get some fieldwork done," said Bill Gentry, a broker at Risk Management Commodities in Lafayette, Indiana. Chicago Board of Trade May soft red winter wheat futures closed down 13-1/ 2 cents at...

  • CHICAGO, April 20- U.S. wheat, corn and soybean futures fell on Friday, with forecasts for beneficial crop weather across key growing areas sparking a round of fund liquidation ahead of the weekend, trader said. "Our weather forecast is going to open up and allow us to get some fieldwork done," said Bill Gentry, a broker at Risk Management Commodities in Lafayette,...

  • *China sells corn from state reserves. The most-active wheat contract on the Chicago Board of Trade was down 1.8 percent at $4.81-3/ 4 a bushel at 1029 GMT. Thomson Reuters Weather Research said in a report issued on Thursday, however, that the latest guidance from forecasting models showed lower rainfall totals across western Kansas and Texas.

  • SINGAPORE, April 20- Chicago wheat slid on Friday after a three-session rally, but the market is set for a weekly gain of more than 3 percent on reduced forecasts for the amount of rain expected in the drought-hit U.S. Midwest is likely to boost planting activity, while soybean prices eased for a second day on worries about demand from top importer China.