A group of chemical insecticides known as neonicotinoids that has been banned in Europe due to fears about potential harm to bees has been found in new research to have very differential risks for bumblebees. Scientists who conducted the research said their findings showed that at least one neonicotinoid in the banned group — clothianidin […] Read more
An Italian dairy co-operative has sold bonds backed by Parmesan cheese, the company said, a rare example of one of the country’s plethora of small firms raising funding on capital markets. Three years of recession have choked bank lending and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s government is trying to encourage firms to raise money elsewhere and […] Read more
Japanese fast-food company Yoshinoya Holdings Co. said Dec. 9 it would raise the price of its signature beef bowl dish — long a symbol of the deflationary economy — for the first time in 24 years due to higher import costs. The move marks a much-needed win for the central bank, which is struggling to […] Read more
* Soy rises half a pct after two sessions of decline * US soy 53 pct harvested versus 5-yr average of 66 pct * Brazil soy planting 10 pct complete, slowest in 6 years * Wheat up, in line with EU market ahead of Egypt tender (Updates after European markets open, adds detail) By Naveen […] Read more
SYDNEY, Oct 21 (Reuters) – U.S. corn futures fell on Tuesday as forecasts for dry weather fuelled expectations that harvesting would progress rapidly. FUNDAMENTALS * Chicago Board of Trade front-month corn fell 0.22 percent to $3.47-1/2 a bushel, having gained 0.1 percent in the previous session. * Front-month soybeans were unchanged at $9.44-1/4 a bushel, […] Read more
* Soy prices retreat after rallying on harvest delays
Oct 20 (Reuters) – Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures were set to open mixed on Monday as investors await clear fundamental market direction, traders said.
* Soybeans drop to lowest since Oct. 14 on dry weather
* Soybeans fall 1 percent as rains exit U.S. crop belt * Forecasts promise dry spell; farmers to step up harvest * Wheat higher on short-covering, technical strength * Corn, wheat, soybeans on track to post weekly gains (New throughout; updates prices, adds quote; changes dateline, previous LONDON, changes byline) By Julie Ingwersen CHICAGO, Oct […] Read more
Oct 17 (Reuters) – Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hogs futures turned higher on Friday, supported by short-covering ahead of the weekend, traders said.