Agriculture News Results

  • GRAIN HIGHLIGHTS: Top Stories of the Day

    Corn Higher as Increased Export Demand Confirmed. Corn for March delivery rose 1.2% to $4.33 1/ 4 a bushel, on the Chicago Board of Trade Monday, after the USDA confirmed more U.S. corn exports being purchased. Some 334,000 metric tons of U.S. corn exports have been sold to unknown destinations, the USDA confirmed Monday.

  • LIVESTOCK HIGHLIGHTS: Top Stories of the Day

    Cargill's CEO on Preventing Covid-19 Surge From Disrupting the Food Supply. David MacLennan steered one of the world's biggest food suppliers through Covid-19's world-wide spread in the spring. Now he is bracing for another surge.

  • USDA Crop Progress: Winter Wheat Condition/Progress-Nov 23

    For the week ended Nov 22, in percent. NOTE: Averages for are based on the number of planted acres, not the number of states. CONDITION: very poor poor fair good excellent 11/ 22 11/ 15 11/ 22 11/ 15 11/ 22 11/ 15 11/ 22 11/ 15 11/ 22 11/ 15 Ark 4 2 8 10 39 43 39 33 10 12 Cali 0 0 0 0 5 5 75 75 20 20 Colo 19 12 24 20 40 43 16 24 1 1 Idah 0 0 0 0 48 46 36 37 16 17 Ill 4 5 3 5 23 24 51 51 19 15 Ind 1 1 6 6 30 30 54 54 9 9 Kans 8 6 18 17 45 45 26 29 3 3 Mich 2 4 4 6 20 26 56 55 18 9 Mo 1 1 8 8 40 37 46 50 5 4 Mont 2 2 4 4 9 13 74 74 11 7 Nebr 4 5 16 19 41 37 36 36 3 3 NC 2 2 4 4 20 21 68 69 6...

  • SOFTS-NY cocoa hits 9-month high; sugar and coffee also gain

    New York cocoa hit a nine-month high on Monday as funds continued to buy given tightness in nearby supplies in the physical and futures markets, where stocks are falling. Sugar and coffee also rose. COCOA. * March New York cocoa rose $38, or 1.4%, to $2,747 a tonne by 1507 GMT, after hitting the highest level since late February at $2,774.

  • SOFTS-NY cocoa surges to new 9-month top; sugar, coffee gain

    New York cocoa hit a new nine-month high on Monday as funds continued to buy given tightness in nearby supplies in the physical and futures markets, where stocks are falling. Sugar and coffee also rose. COCOA. * March New York cocoa rose $42, or 1.5%, to $2,754 a tonne by 1319 GMT, after hitting $2,774, the highest since late February.

  • China Shanghai Rubber Futures Closing Prices, Volume

    Monday, November 23 2020 Natural Rubber Turnover: 557,943 lots Open High Low Settle Prev. Change Vol Open Settle Interest Jan-21 14,300 14,685 14,260 14,495 14,355 140 408,622 137,858 Mar-21 14,335 14,715 14,305 14,550 14,410 140 9,611 8,877 Apr-21 14,325 14,720 14,305 14,565 14,420 145 5,277 7,569 May-21 14,350 14,730 14,305 14,550 14,425 125 124,179 107,382 Jun-21 14,315 14,695 14,315 14,565 14,400 165 454 6,712 Jul-21 14,390 14,640 14,390 14,560 14,285 275 68 180...

  • U.S. company Hershey grabs cocoa stocks from exchange, avoids African price premium

    U.S. chocolate maker Hershey Co (HSY) has positioned itself to receive a sizeable amount of cheap cocoa from futures exchange ICE, a move that highlights difficulties African producers are having to sell beans at a recently-agreed premium, traders said. According to several market sources, Hershey moved to take delivery of thousands of cocoa lots before the December contract expires on Dec. 15.

  • LIVESTOCK HIGHLIGHTS: Top Stories of the Day

    Smithfield Settles Lawsuits Over Noise, Smell of Hog Farms in North Carolina. Chinese-owned pork producer Smithfield Foods Inc. settled a series of lawsuits with dozens of residents in rural North Carolina over the nuisance caused by living near hog farms run by company contractors. The settlement brings an end to more than two years of litigation over the noise and odors produced by traditional methods of hog farming, which include storing waste in open lagoons.

  • GRAIN HIGHLIGHTS: Top Stories of the Day

    Soybean Futures Climb But Fail to Break $12/ Bushel Barrier. Soybeans for January delivery rose 0.3% to $11.81 a bushel on the Chicago Board of Trade on Friday, paring gains after a move higher couldn't breach the $12 threshold. Corn for December delivery rose 0.2% to $4.28 1/ 4 a bushel.

  • GRAINS-Soybeans hit 4-year peak on supply concerns, dryness in South America

    * Soybeans at highest since June 2016, up 12% this month. * Strong demand and dry South American weather support. * Corn hits highest since July 2019, wheat rises. By Karl Plume. CHICAGO, Nov 20 - U.S. soybean futures rose for a sixth consecutive session on Friday and hit a four-year high on dry conditions in key South American crop areas and concerns about dwindling U.S. supplies.

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