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Food and Beverage Agriculture

  • SYDNEY, Dec 8- U.S. wheat futures were unchanged on Friday, but were on track for their biggest one-week fall in four months on abundant global supplies. *The most active wheat futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade were down nearly 4 percent for the week, the biggest weekly slide since August 4. *The U.S. Agriculture Department on Thursday said weekly export sales of...

  • California- based Beyond Meat sells plant-based burger patties, heat-and-eat meals and non-GMO soy and pea protein frozen foods at grocery chains such as Amazon.com Inc's Whole Foods Market, Publix and Albertsons Cos Inc's Safeway. U.S. companies such as Beyond Meat and MorningStar Farms, owned by the world's largest cereal maker, Kellogg Co, are leading the...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 7- Chicago Board of Trade wheat futures slid to contract lows on Thursday, their fourth straight day of declines, on continued pressure from a Canadian report that showed harvest in that country was bigger than expected. Soybeans notched the biggest declines, shrugging off concerns about crop development in key suppliers Brazil and Argentina as...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 7- Chicago Board of Trade wheat futures slid to contract lows on Thursday, their fourth straight day of declines, on continued pressure from a Canadian report that showed harvest in that country was bigger than expected. Soybeans notched the biggest declines, shrugging off concerns about crop development in key suppliers Brazil and Argentina as...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— North Dakota is rescinding one of its new rules for use of the weed killer dicamba on soybean crops next year, but the state isn't bending on an industry request for flexibility on another regulation. The state Agriculture Department has decided not to require farmers or others who apply dicamba to first notify the agency, but it will maintain a...

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were lower Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec. delivery was down 2.20 cents at $3.9620 a bushel; Dec corn down 1 cent 3.3820 a bushel; March oats lost 3 cents at $2.4460 a bushel while January soybeans was 11.200 cents lower at $9.9140 a bushel. December live cattle was down. 10 cent at $1.16 a pound; January...

  • A firefighter battles a wildfire as it burns along a hillside near homes in Santa Paula, California, on December 5, 2017.

    Wildfires in Southern California have caused crop damage, the loss of farm structures and business interruptions.

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec. delivery was down 1.20 cents at $4.0720 a bushel; Dec corn gained. 60 cent to 3.4040 a bushel; March oats lost. 20 cent at $2.5420 a bushel while Jan. soybeans was up 2 cents at $10.1040 a bushel. December live cattle was down. 28 cent at $1.1615 a pound; January feeder...

  • *Bangladesh becomes big rice importer after floods hit crops. DHAKA, Dec 6- Bangladesh will import 150,000 tonnes of rice from India in a state deal priced at $440 a tonne, two food ministry officials said on Wednesday, as the government races to restore depleted reserves and combat high prices. Bangladesh had already sealed a deal with India's another state...

  • Incoming Syngenta CEO Erik Fyrwald

    President Trump must avoid making U.S. farmers the collateral damage of his protectionist policies, according to the CEO of a major agriculture firm.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 6- Farming technology startup Indigo has raised more than $200 million from investors to fund its efforts to reform how crops including wheat, soybeans, cotton and corn are grown around the world. The Boston- based company announced on Wednesday an additional $47 million investment led by the Investment Corporation of Dubai, a state-owned...

  • Erik Fyrwald, CEO of Syngenta, talks about operating in an environment of lower commodity prices and how that has affected business decisions.

  • SINGAPORE, Dec 6- Chicago soybean futures rose for a fourth consecutive session on Wednesday, with the market trading near its highest since late July on concerns over dry weather reducing yields in Argentina, the world's third-largest supplier. Soybeans for January delivery on the Chicago Board of Trade were up 0.3 percent at $10.11-1/ 2 a bushel by 0318 GMT.

  • MANILA, Dec 6- U.S. soybean futures stayed above $10 a bushel in early trading on Wednesday, near their highest level since July, amid lingering worries over dry weather in Argentina, the world's third-biggest producer. *Soybeans for January delivery on the Chicago Board of Trade were up 0.3 percent at $10.11 a bushel by 0148 GMT. * "The market's worries about crops in...

  • BRASILIA, Dec 5- South America's Mercosur trade bloc is confident a framework agreement with the European Union will be announced next week despite resistance from farmers in Europe to permit tariff-free beef imports, a Mercosur official said on Tuesday. The EU-Mercosur accord would be announced on the sidelines of next week's World Trade Organization...

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— Monsanto asked a judge Tuesday to prevent Arkansas lawmakers from banning the use of a weed killer that farmers in several states have said drifts onto their crops and causes widespread damage. The agribusiness asked a Pulaski County judge to issue a preliminary injunction preventing the state from banning dicamba's use while the company...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 5- U.S. soybean futures climbed more than 1 percent on Tuesday, scrambling back above $10 a bushel on worries about poor weather threatening yield prospects in Argentina. As of 12:20 p.m. CST, Chicago Board of Trade January soybeans were up 12-3/ 4 cents at $10.11-1/ 4 per bushel after reaching $10.15, the highest spot price on a continuous chart since...

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were higher Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec. delivery was up. 20 cent at $4.1040 a bushel; Dec corn gained. 60 cent to 3.4020 a bushel; March oats gained 1 cent at $2.58 a bushel while Jan. soybeans was up 6 cents at $10.0440 a bushel. December live cattle was up. 50 cent at $1.1688 a pound; January feeder cattle...

  • HAMBURG, Dec 5- Chicago soybeans and corn were firm on Tuesday, with markets underpinned by concerns about poor weather damaging soybean crops in Argentina. Wheat drifted down on large global supplies, but falls were limited by worry about damage to the harvest in major exporter Australia. "Soybeans, corn and wheat are in a weather market with some extra risk...

  • BEIJING, Dec 5- China plans to eliminate another 12 highly toxic pesticides from use within five years, state media reported late on Monday, as the government looks to improve the safety of its farm produce. But it still has a number of highly toxic chemicals in use on other crops, where they are particularly effective in fighting underground pests, Zeng Yande, head...