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Food and Beverage Agriculture

  • CHICAGO, Dec 11- Monsanto Co will give cash back to U.S. farmers who buy a weed killer that has been linked to widespread crop damage, offering an incentive to apply its product even as regulators in several U.S. states weigh restrictions on its use. The United States faced an agricultural crisis this year caused by new formulations of dicamba-based herbicides,...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 11- U.S. corn and wheat futures fell to life-of-contract lows on Monday, anchored by plentiful global grain supplies, and soybeans sagged as forecasts called for beneficial rains in Argentina, analysts said. Chicago Board of Trade March corn settled down 3-3/ 4 cents at $3.49 per bushel after hitting a contract low at $3.48-1/ 4. CBOT March wheat ended...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 11- U.S. corn and wheat futures fell to life-of-contract lows on Monday, anchored by plentiful global grain supplies, and soybeans sagged as forecasts called for beneficial grains in Argentina, analysts said. At 12:47 p.m. CST, Chicago Board of Trade March corn was down 3-1/ 4 cents at $3.49-1/ 2 per bushel after hitting a contract low at $3.48-1/ 4.

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were lower Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for March delivery was down 3.20 cents at $4.1560 a bushel; Dec corn lower 1.20 cents 3.3860 a bushel; March oats lost 2.20 cents at $2.3960 a bushel while January soybeans was 4.40 cents lower at $9.8520 a bushel. December live cattle was down. 05 cent at $1.1553 a pound;...

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba/ CHICAGO, Dec 11- Chicago's iconic sandwiches- Italian beef heroes dripping with gravy, and hot dogs loaded with pickles and hot peppers- wouldn't be such culinary institutions without the bread. Gonnella Baking Co- which supplies the buns to Major League Baseball's Wrigley Field- faced an unusual problem in October when flour from this year's...

  • Tracy House, Monsanto production manager

    Monsanto will give cash back to U.S. farmers who buy a weed killer that has been linked to widespread crop damage.

  • *Chicago soybeans fall for fourth straight session. PARIS/ SYDNEY, Dec 11- U.S. soybean futures fell for a fourth straight session on Monday to hit a three-week low as beneficial rain in Argentina and rising forecasts for Brazilian output kept attention on high global supply of the oilseed. The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade were down 0.7...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 11- Monsanto Co will give cash back to U.S. farmers who buy a weed killer that has been linked to widespread crop damage, offering an incentive to apply its product even as regulators in several U.S. states weigh restrictions on its use. The United States faced an agricultural crisis this year caused by new formulations of dicamba-based herbicides,...

  • SYDNEY, Dec 11- U.S. soybean futures fell on Monday for a fourth consecutive session as forecasts for rain across South America pushed prices to a 10- day low on expectations of increased output amid already ample global supplies. The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade were down 0.4 percent to $9.85-3/ 4 a bushel by 0237 GMT, near the session...

  • SYDNEY, Dec 11- U.S. soybeans fell for a fourth consecutive session on Monday, hitting a 10- day low as forecasts for favorable weather across South America stoked expectations of ample global supplies. *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade were down 0.4 percent to $9.86 a bushel, near the session low of $9.85-1/ 2 a bushel- the lowest since Dec....

  • With rubber prices near record lows, Halcyon Agri is looking to restore fair prices by reducing market volatility, explains CEO Robert Meyer.

  • Debris burns under an avocado tree as a wildfire threatens an orchard in Ventura County, California.

    With avocado crop losses mounting in the California wildfires and harvest near, we could pricing impacts, says an industry official.

  • White House Chief of Staff General John Kelly on Thursday called Republican Senator Chuck Grassley of corn-growing state Iowa- a leading supporter of the biofuels industry- to discuss the possibility of a meeting, Grassley's office told Reuters on Friday. And Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue called Republican Senator Joni Ernst, also of Iowa, on the issue, a...

  • "The world is amuck in wheat right now and regardless of how many acres we plant this year, our wheat is not competitive," said Ed Duggan, senior risk management specialist at Top Third Ag Marketing in Chicago. Chicago Board of Trade March soft red winter wheat futures ended down 2-1/ 2 cents at $4.19 a bushel. "There is no love in the wheat pit, as we made fresh contract lows...

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba/ BEIJING, Dec 8- China has more than doubled its purchases of Canadian barley, taking advantage of bargain prices for the beer ingredient due to abundant high-quality supplies in Canada. The extra sales come at the expense of Australia and Europe, the world's two biggest barley-exporting areas, where harvests were disappointing due to a mix of...

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were higher Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec. delivery was up 1.20 cents at $3.9540 a bushel; Dec corn up 1.60 cent 3.4040 a bushel; March oats lost 1.20 cents at $2.4360 a bushel while January soybeans was 2 cents higher at $9.94 a bushel. December live cattle was up. 20 cent at $1.1583 a pound; January feeder...

  • BOBO-DIOULASSO, Burkina Faso, Dec 8- In 2000, farmers in Burkina Faso, Africa's top cotton grower, were desperate. GM was established in large-scale farming in South Africa, but not among the smallholders who produce most African cotton. By 2015, three-quarters of all Burkina Faso's production was GM, and it became a showcase for the technology among...

  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands— The Dutch government has ordered the country's farmers to keep all poultry indoors after bird flu was discovered at a duck farm. Authorities issued the order Friday after a suspected highly pathogenic variant of the H5 bird flu was discovered at the farm in Biddinghuizen, about 70 kilometers east of Amsterdam. The Netherlands has a huge...

  • *Grain market focus shifts to Dec. 12 USDA report. PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Dec 8- Chicago wheat futures ticked higher on Friday as the market caught its breath after sliding to contract lows the previous day under pressure from mounting global supplies. March wheat, the most-active wheat contract on the Chicago Board Of Trade, was up 0.4 percent at $4.23 a bushel by 1225 GMT,...

  • BOBO-DIOULASSO, Burkina Faso, Dec 8- In 2000, farmers in Burkina Faso, Africa's top cotton grower, were desperate. GM was established in large-scale farming in South Africa, but not among the smallholders who produce most African cotton. By 2015, three-quarters of all Burkina Faso's production was GM, and it became a showcase for the technology among...