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Agriculture & Softs Commodity News | Commodities News – Wheat, Corn, Coffee

Brazil rival raises tensions in Fyffes deal

Source: Financial Times, 2nd September 2014

Fyffes and Chiquita accuse orange producer Cutrale, and Joseph Safra, the billionaire banker, of making ‘inaccurate statements’ about their merger

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Cargill buys six chocolate plants from ADM

Source: Financial Times, 2nd September 2014

Amended $440m deal comes a year after Cargill entered talks to purchase the whole cocoa business from ADM

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Rail delays knock north US grain prices

Source: Financial Times, 1st September 2014

Silos are offering farmers $2.70 a bushel for corn – about $1 less than benchmark prices – due to the costs of securing capacity on adjacent tracks

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Nespresso to help small coffee growers

Source: Financial Times, 26th August 2014

Capsule maker is among the big global food producers that are investing in small farms that produce 70 per cent of the world’s food

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US slaps duties on Mexican sugar imports

Source: Financial Times, 26th August 2014

Dispute between the countries highlights trade friction despite a deal covering the commodity that took effect in 2008

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Grain prices slide to cut US farm incomes

Source: Financial Times, 26th August 2014

The retreat is already starting to bite, with soaring land values levelling off in some areas and equipment sales softening

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Thailand revives rubber sell-off plan

Source: Financial Times, 25th August 2014

A sell-off by the exporter might help by removing uncertainty, but others argue it would further hit a price that fell as much as 30% this year

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CFTC and traders clash on cotton verdict

Source: Financial Times, 20th August 2014

The assessment has been invoked by lawyers for Louis Dreyfus Commodities as it fends off a price manipulation lawsuit

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Brent hits 13-month low as supplies flow

Source: Financial Times, 13th August 2014

Price of Brent hits a 13-month low as markets continue to shrug off concerns about geopolitical upheavals around the world as supplies remain intact

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High hazelnut prices hit confectioners

Source: Financial Times, 13th August 2014

Surging prices in the nut that flavours many confections by companies such as Cadbury and Ferrero are adding to the pain caused by high cocoa costs

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