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JBS invests $19-million in safety measures amid COVID-19 pandemic

Sao Paulo | Reuters –Brazilian food processor JBS SA has invested more than 100 million reais ($19.3 million) in health, safety and contingency measures at all its Brazilian production units, according to a Wednesday company statement that comes as the novel coronavirus continues to ravage local meat plants. The company said the funds were invested

Bayer launches carbon capture pilot for U.S., Brazilian farmers

Chem and seed firm expects to expand plan to other countries

Chicago | Reuters — Bayer launched a pilot program in the United States and Brazil on Tuesday that will pay farmers for capturing carbon in cropland soils, making it the latest agriculture company to capitalize on environmental initiatives. The company seeks to enroll about 1,200 row crop growers in its Bayer Carbon Initiative in the


Argentina says hit by second locust swarm, farmers on alert

Buenos Aires | Reuters — Grains powerhouse Argentina is getting hit by a second swarm of locusts arriving from neighbouring Paraguay, Argentina’s Senasa agricultural health inspection agency said on Tuesday, putting farmers on notice about possible crop damage. The new swarm is concentrated in the province of Formosa in north-east Argentina, on the Paraguay border.




U.S. grains: Wheat slips on bumper harvest, soy up on exports

Corn inches up on technical trading, weather questions

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago wheat futures slid again on Thursday, dropping to their lowest in more than eight months amid a bumper U.S. harvest and well-timed European rains. Soybeans and corn edged higher, on technical trading and signs weather may not be so crop-friendly across the U.S. Corn Belt in coming days. The most-active

In single Brazilian state, some 2,400 meat plant workers catch coronavirus

More than a quarter of the confirmed novel coronavirus cases in Brazil’s southernmost state of Rio Grande do Sul are among meat plant workers, the labour prosecutors’ office said June 1. The prosecutors said in a statement that an estimated 2,399 employees from 24 slaughterhouses in 18 municipalities of the state have been infected. That

U.S. grains: Soybeans gain on China demand

Improved U.S. rating lifts expectations for bumper corn crop; wheat up on pre-report positioning

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago soybean futures gained on Wednesday, supported by solid demand from the world’s biggest importer, China, while corn edged lower on strong crop conditions. Wheat inched higher after falling for three consecutive sessions, but advances remained capped by a progressing winter wheat harvest in the U.S. southern Plains. Traders positioned ahead