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  • Soybean futures set to mark highest finish in a month as USDA cuts production forecast

    Soybean prices climbed Thursday, poised to settle at their highest in roughly a month. Department of Agriculture forecast U.S. soybean production for the 2019-2020 marketing year at 3.6 billion bushels, down 47 million from its previous forecast, citing a lower yield forecast of 47.9 bushels per acre. The USDA also forecast ending stocks of soybeans at 640 million bushels, down 115 million from last month's view.

  • U.S. farmers, battered by low commodity prices and trade war, brace for things to get worse

    'It's going to be a tough year, there are no two ways about it'. Farm Belt, already battered by low commodity prices, the trade war and mounting bankruptcies, is bracing for even worse times ahead. Record flooding this spring across the Midwest and Great Plains damaged stockpiles of corn and soybeans in some areas, while the extremely wet weather led to widespread planting delays.

  • Beyond Meat burgers and vegan cheese coming to Uno Pizzeria & Grill menu

    Uno Pizzeria& Grill said Tuesday that it is adding Beyond Meat Inc. (BYND) burgers and vegan cheese to menus at nine East Coast locations and rolling out the items nationwide this fall. The addition comes after talks with PETA, Uno said in a statement. Beyond Meat (BYND) has recently partnered with a number of chains, including Yum Brands Inc.' s KFC (YUM) and Dunkin Brands Inc..

  • Associated British Foods weakens after holding outlook for flat EPS

    Associated British Foods (ASBFF) fell in early trade after releasing its trading update for the 52 weeks ending Sept. 14. The company kept its full-year outlook, saying adjusted EPS is expected to be in line with last year. It reported "strong" performance in its Primark and Grocery units but a decline in AB Sugar. (END) Dow Jones Newswires 09-09-19 0323 ET Copyright (c) 2019 Dow Jones& Company, Inc..

  • August was not a good month for most commodities; iron ore suffers the biggest loss

    Benchmark iron-ore prices drop about 27% in August. Commodities will end August with a second straight monthly loss, as uncertainty surrounding the U.S.-China trade war feeds expectations of a global economic slowdown--and demand for raw materials. As of Friday afternoon, the S&P GSCI index, which tracks 24 commodities across five sectors, with energy its largest weighting, was down by more than 4% this month.

  • Ravenous China Could Spice Up U.S. Meat Stocks

    The U.S. and China are in the midst of a trade war, and American meat products like pork are squarely in the crosshairs. Ultimately, though, that might matter less than the carnage in China's own hog population following an outbreak of African swine fever. U.S. meat heavyweight Tyson Foods (TSN) stands to benefit.

  • Can't just blame boomers and their parents -- humans have been changing Earth for thousands of years

    Sanders tells S. Carolina its coast needs a bold climate plan and more from today's environmental headlines. Evidence of the increasing effects of climate change is building, as are the investing opportunities and changes in consumer habits linked to environmental concerns and resource use. Here are select dispatches about the companies responding to customer demands and climate risk, the ESG investors and their advisers, and the policy-makers, enterprising individuals...

  • Brutal August selloff leaves corn futures lower for the year

    Corn futures down over 9% in August. Corn has suffered the biggest decline in the grain sector during the month of August, with prices down a second month in a row-- giving back gains seen in the first half of the year. Corn futures traded in Chicago are down more than 9% month to date as of Wednesday.

  • Nestlé takes step to ensure it's not contributing to Amazon deforestation

    Swiss foods giant reviewing meat and cocoa purchases from Brazil. Nestlé S.A. is reviewing its meat and cocoa purchases from Brazil amid heightened concerns over the fires in the Amazon rainforest. "We are using a combination of tools, including supply-chain mapping, certification, satellite monitoring and on-the- ground verification," a Nestlé spokeswoman said.

  • Trump's Ethanol Promises Come Due

    The Corn Belt carries a lot of weight in Washington--especially at the momen t. That is coming in handy for ethanol companies that have lost some recent rounds to the fossil fuel sector. Over the past year, policies that require gasoline to include the corn-based biofuel have bumped up against relief provided by the Trump administration to oil refiners in the complicated system that keeps the corn-based fuel flowing.

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