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  • China Shanghai Rubber Futures Closing Prices, Volume

    Wednesday, April 21 2021 Natural Rubber Turnover: 408,546 lots Open High Low Settle Prev. Change Vol Open Settle Interest May-21 13,515 13,695 13,495 13,590 13,545 45 34,660 31,737 Jun-21 13,700 13,780 13,590 13,695 13,640 55 236 1,182 Jul-21 13,800 13,855 13,660 13,725 13,715 10 120 611 Aug-21 13,860 13,920 13,740 13,810 13,765 45 200 1,246 Sep-21 13,900 13,950 13,750 13,850 13,790 60 348,978 223,005 Oct-21 13,990 14,030 13,840 13,930 13,870 60 13,709 9,391 Nov-21 14,035...

  • GRAIN HIGHLIGHTS: Top Stories of the Day

    Corn Rises as Midwest Remains Frigid. Corn for May delivery rose 2.5% to $6.06 1/ 2 a bushel, on the Chicago Board of Trade Tuesday, as frigid temperatures stress crops in the Midwest and elsewhere globally. Soybeans for May delivery rose 1.5% to $14.72 a bushel.

  • LIVESTOCK HIGHLIGHTS: Top Stories of the Day

    Meatpacker JBS USA Hires New Chief Legal Officer. Beef and pork giant JBS USA Holdings Inc. has hired a former U.S. antitrust enforcer as its new chief legal officer, as the U.S. meat industry faces antitrust scrutiny. Kevin Arquit, who previously served as the general counsel at the Federal Trade Commission and director of the FTC's Bureau of Competition, will join the Greeley, Colo.-based meatpacker on May 3, the company said.

  • GRAINS-Corn tops $6 a bushel, soy at 7-year high on tightening supplies

    By Julie Ingwersen. U.S. corn futures climbed to their highest in nearly eight years on Tuesday and soybean futures neared a seven-year high as tightening supplies supported cash markets and attracted speculative buying, analysts said. Worries about dry conditions curbing corn yields in Brazil and cold weather slowing germination of the 2021 U.S. crop added support.

  • DEALTALK-CEO shake-up at Canada's Nutrien could pave way to M&A - shareholders

    Investors expect the new chief executive of Canada's Nutrien Ltd (NTR) to swing deals as part of a more aggressive growth strategy, after an abrupt shake-up at Canada's biggest agriculture company.

  • Ramadan helps Egyptian women bakers make ends meet

    For 35-year-old Nour al-Sabah Mohammed and her crew of bakers, business is brisk during the holy month of Ramadan. The women travel by train to Cairo to sell their home-baked bread, piled high on metal trays, as well as eggs, vegetables, and cheese, produced by neighbours in a farming village near the city of Beni Suef, about 150 kilometres to the south.

  • PepsiCo Aims to Cut Emissions in Food Supply Chain With Regenerative Farming

    PepsiCo Inc. (PEP) is putting its weight behind so-called regenerative farming in a bid to cut greenhouse gas emissions in its supply chain, a challenge that more food-and-beverage companies have recently been taking up. The Purchase, N.Y.-based company said Tuesday that it plans to spread regenerative farming--a nascent concept broadly aimed at achieving sustainable agriculture--across 7 million acres of land, roughly equal to its entire agricultural footprint.

  • Kenyan insurer Pula offers lifeline to African farmers hit by climate change

    When Kenyan farmer Waki Munyalo's crop of lentils shrank by three quarters last year because of unusually low rainfall, disaster was averted thanks to a simple remedy that was previously unavailable to most African farmers - insurance.

  • China Shanghai Rubber Futures Closing Prices, Volume

    Tuesday, April 20 2021 Natural Rubber Turnover: 502,147 lots Open High Low Settle Prev. Change Vol Open Settle Interest May-21 13,435 13,715 13,385 13,545 13,325 220 47,089 34,877 Jun-21 13,520 13,800 13,470 13,640 13,400 240 404 1,214 Jul-21 13,590 13,870 13,580 13,715 13,490 225 166 605 Aug-21 13,625 13,930 13,610 13,765 13,510 255 307 1,341 Sep-21 13,655 13,970 13,615 13,790 13,550 240 429,541 229,052 Oct-21 13,745 14,060 13,710 13,870 13,640 230 12,644 9,755 Nov-21...

  • LIVESTOCK HIGHLIGHTS: Top Stories of the Day

    JBS Gains After It Says Will Buy Plant-Based Meat Producer-- Market Talk. 1222 ET- Shares of JBS SA, the world's biggest meat packer, rise after the Brazilian company says it agreed to buy Vivera, Europe's third-biggest plant-based food producer, for an enterprise value of 341 million euros, the equivalent of $410 M. JBS shares were up 4.6% in early afternoon trading, while the benchmark Bovespa stocks index was up 0.3%. The Brazilian company already offers some plant-based meat...

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