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Food and Beverage Agriculture

  • Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J.

    A former pesticide lobbyist must release emails she has exchanged with lobbyists or other representatives from her former industry, the NY Times reports.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Nov 15- Argentina's leading grains-producing province approved a 50 percent increase in the tax on farm land as part of its just-passed 2018 budget, a levy that farmers say the tax will harm investment and production. Buenos Aires province accounts for one-third of the area planted with soybeans in Argentina, the world's largest exporter of...

  • Nov 15- Chicago corn edged higher on Wednesday after hitting a one-year low earlier in the session as harvesting of the second-largest U.S. crop on record boosts global supplies. The Chicago Board of Trade most-active corn contract was 0.15 percent higher at $3.38 a bushel by 1157 GMT, after dropping to its weakest since Nov. 14, 2016, at $3.37 a bushel.

  • GUANGDONG, Nov 15- China's crackdown on genetically modified soybean imports and its intensifying war on smog this winter will boost soymeal prices and inflate crushers' margins, extending an unexpected windfall for the oilseeds sector, executives said on Wednesday. Soymeal prices will be supported by "the regulations on GMO and the environmental crackdown,"...

  • DUBAI/ CAIRO, Nov 15- Egypt's agriculture ministry said on Wednesday it was awaiting a cabinet ruling after a court reinstated a ban on wheat imports containing the common ergot fungus, renewing uncertainty over a policy that has disrupted trade. The world's largest wheat buyer stunned grain markets last year when it imposed a zero tolerance level on ergot,...

  • COPENHAGEN, Nov 15- Iceland's central bank has slashed its 2017 growth forecast due to a slowdown in export growth partly caused by a fishing industry strike and now expects the economy to grow only half as fast as last year, it said on Wednesday. It now foresees economic growth of 3.7 percent this year, down from an earlier forecast of 5.2 percent and compared with a...

  • DUBAI/ CAIRO, Nov 15- Egypt's agriculture ministry is awaiting instructions from the cabinet after a court ruling reinstating a ban on wheat imports containing the common ergot fungus, it said on Wednesday, renewing uncertainty over the policy. Egypt, the world's largest wheat buyer, stunned grain markets last year when it began imposing a zero tolerance level...

  • The National Organic Standards Board, which advises the U.S. Department of Agriculture, voted this month against a proposal to exclude hydroponics and aquaponics— the raising of plants without soil and fish using the same water— from the USDA's organic certification program. "Unfortunately those very things that it was created to do, which I think in the...

  • Nov 15- Chicago corn slid for a third consecutive session on Wednesday, hitting a one-year low as harvest of the second-largest U.S. crop on record boosts global supplies. The Chicago Board of Trade most-active corn contract had fallen 0.1 percent to $3.37-1/ 4 a bushel by 0256 GMT, after earlier in the session dropping to its weakest since Nov. 14, 2016, at $3.37 a...

  • SYDNEY, Nov 15- U.S. corn futures edged higher on Wednesday after earlier hitting a one-year low, with favourable crop weather in South America providing a ceiling to gains. *The most active corn futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade were up 0.1 percent at $3.37-3/ 4 a bushel by 0139 GMT after hitting a session low of $3.37 a bushel- the lowest since Nov. 14, 2016.

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump's administration is seeking a two-year delay of an upcoming deadline to determine whether a family of widely used pesticides is harmful to endangered species. The Environmental Protection Agency, which is also involved in the case, is responsible for determining whether pesticides sold in the United States are safe for...

  • Soybeans declined, following corn lower, as improving crop weather in South America added to bearish sentiment. Chicago Board of Trade December corn ended down 4-3/ 4 cents at $3.37-1/ 2 per bushel after dipping to $3.37-1/ 4, a contract low. CBOT January soybeans dropped 6-1/ 2 cents to $9.67-3/ 4 a bushel while December wheat rose 3-3/ 4 cents to $4.28.

  • As of 12:30 p.m. CST, Chicago Board of Trade December corn was down 4-3/ 4 cents at $3.37-1/ 2 per bushel after dipping to $3.37-1/ 4, a contract low and the lowest spot price on a continuous chart since Sept. 12. CBOT January soybeans were down 6-1/ 2 cents at $9.67-3/ 4 a bushel while December wheat was up 3-1/ 4 cents at $4.27-1/ 2. Technical selling in corn accelerated as the...

  • SAO PAULO, Nov 14- Brazil's Raízen, the world's largest sugar maker, will idle two mills in the main Sao Paulo cane belt for an initial period of two years, saying there will not be enough cane in the area where the plants are located to justify operations. Raízen, a 50-50 joint venture between Brazil's Cosan SA Indústria e Comércio and Royal Dutch Shell Plc, said in...

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were mixed Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec. delivery was off. 20 cent at $4.24 a bushel; Dec corn fell. 60 cent 3.4140 a bushel; December oats was up 1.40 cents at $2.75 a bushel while Nov. soybeans gained 1.40 cents at $9.65 a bushel. December live cattle was down. 33 cent at $1.2025 a pound; November feeder cattle...

  • Nov 14- Loxo Oncology will collaborate with Germany's Bayer to develop and commercialize two of its cancer therapies, the companies said, in a deal that could bring the U.S. drug developer up to $1.55 billion over the next few years. But shares of Stamford, Connecticut- based Loxo, which have risen 159 percent so far this year, fell 6.5 percent to $77.80 in premarket...

  • HAMBURG, Nov 14- Chicago soybeans rose on Tuesday with prices underpinned by bargain-buying after the market dropped to a one-month low on Monday, with market attention turning to crop development in South American producers. Chicago January soybeans rose 0.1 percent to $9.75-1/ 4 a bushel at 1140 GMT, having closed down 1.3 percent on Monday, when prices hit a...

  • Farmers last year produced 1.6 billion pounds valued at $208 million, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. "Pets love pumpkin too," said Purina nutritionist Janet Dempsey, while citing its antioxidant-like benefits and dietary fiber content. Purina uses real pumpkin to accent its cat and dog food recipes year round.

  • NAPA, Calif.— A month after deadly wildfires swept through California's famed wine country, hot-air balloons are floating again over Napa Valley vineyards splashed with fall colors. Of the 1,200 wineries in Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino, about 10 were destroyed or heavily damaged, and 90 percent of this year's harvest already was complete, the institute said.

  • Nov 14- Chicago soybeans edged higher on Tuesday with prices underpinned by bargain-buying after the market dropped to a two-week low in the previous session, although gains were limited by rains in key Brazilian growing areas. The Chicago Board Of Trade most-active soybean contract rose 0.2 percent to $9.75-3/ 4 a bushel by 0256 GMT, having closed down 1.3...