Agriculture News Results

  • USDA Supply/Demand: World Wheat-Apr 9

    World Wheat Supply and Use 1/============================================================================== beginning domestic ending stocks prod imports feed total 2/ export stocks============================================================================== 2019/ 20 World 3/ Mar 277.57 764.49 180.81 147.91 754.93 183.62 287.14 Apr 278.10 764.46 180.24 144.26 749.78 182.71 292.78 World Less China Mar 137.81 630.90 176.81 126.91 626.93 182.52 138.88 Apr 138.33 630.87 176.24 125.26 623.78 181.71 142.43 United States Mar 29.39 52.26 2.86 4.08 31.71 27.22 25.58 Apr 29.39 52.26 2.86 3.67 31.30 26.81 26.40 Total foreign Mar 248.19...

  • Smithfield Foods closes U.S. pork plant due to new coronavirus

    Smithfield Foods Inc, the world's biggest pork processor, said on Thursday it is temporarily closing a plant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, because of the new coronavirus, the latest disruption to the U.S. food supply chain from the outbreak.

  • Smithfield Foods closes U.S. pork plant due to new coronavirus

    Smithfield Foods Inc, the world's biggest pork processor, said on Thursday it is temporarily closing a plant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, because of the new coronavirus, the latest disruption to the U.S. food supply chain from the outbreak.

  • China reclassifies dogs as pets, not livestock, in post-virus regulatory push

    China has drawn up new guidelines to reclassify dogs as pets rather than livestock, the agriculture ministry said, part of a response to the coronavirus outbreak that the Humane Society called a potential "game changer" in animal welfare.

  • Caffeinated conservation: Colombian farmers switch coca for coffee to protect wildlife

    In a clearing around his modest smallholding, farmer Arcadio Barajas stands before a sea of coffee plants, cloaked in the shadow cast by a wall of verdant forest that covers the San Lucas mountains of northern Colombia. The San Lucas range is one of the most unexplored places in this South American nation, which is the world's second most biodiverse country after neighboring Brazil.

  • China Shanghai Rubber Futures Closing Prices, Volume

    Thursday, April 9 2020 Natural Rubber Turnover: 179,688 lots Open High Low Settle Prev. Change Vol Open Settle Interest Apr-20--- 9,845 9,845 0 0 18 May-20 9,960 9,960 9,785 9,835 9,730 105 15,953 27,940 Jun-20 9,980 9,980 9,905 9,925 9,795 130 16 48 Jul-20 10,050 10,050 10,015 10,040 9,910 130 5 41 Aug-20 10,130 10,130 10,115 10,125 9,995 130 4 172 Sep-20 10,130 10,195 10,065 10,110 10,010 100 155,541 166,484 Oct-20 10,235 10,235 10,160 10,215 10,080 135 5 64 Nov-20 10,300 10,340...

  • U.S. to probe surging beef prices, falling cattle prices during coronavirus pandemic

    The U.S. Agriculture Department will investigate why a surge in beef prices because of coronavirus hoarding did not translate into higher cattle prices for farmers, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Wednesday. The investigation adds scrutiny on the small group of meat companies like Tyson Foods Inc (TSN) and Cargill Inc that dominate U.S. beef processing.

  • U.S. to probe surging beef prices, falling cattle prices during coronavirus pandemic

    The U.S. Agriculture Department will investigate why a surge in beef prices due to coronavirus hoarding did not translate into higher cattle prices for farmers, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Wednesday. The investigation adds scrutiny on the small group of meat companies like Tyson Foods Inc (TSN) and Cargill Inc that dominate U.S. beef processing.

  • LIVESTOCK HIGHLIGHTS: Top Stories of the Day

    McDonald's Sales Dropped in March as Coronavirus Spread. McDonald's Corp. said sales among its existing base of restaurants in the U.S. were hit hard in March as the coronavirus spread and the economy shut down. The hamburger chain on Wednesday said same-store sales, or those from restaurants open at least 13 months, increased in January and February in the domestic market, but then fell 13.4% in March as elected officials issued guidelines requiring dining rooms to close and...

  • GRAIN HIGHLIGHTS: Top Stories of the Day

    Corn Futures Slip on Record-Low Ethanol Production. Corn for May delivery fell 0.5% to $3.30 a bushel on the Chicago Board of Trade on Wednesday on continuing weakness in ethanol fundamentals and managed money investors opting to cash in short positions in corn ahead of the WASDE report. Wheat for May delivery fell 0.2% to $5.48 1/ 4 a bushel.

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