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

Cargill sues Syngenta over seed dispute

Source: Financial Times, 12th September 2014

US agricultural supplier claims genetically modified product almost brought the country’s corn trade with China to a halt

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Russian import sanctions hit food prices

Source: Financial Times, 11th September 2014

Russian food and agricultural import sanctions have knocked dairy prices, helping push food prices to the lowest in four years

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FAO food price index drops to four-year low

Rome, 11 September 2014

The FAO Food Price Index averaged 196.6 points in August 2014, its lowest level since September 2010. In August, the index registered its fifth consecutive monthly decline, down 7.3 points (3.6 percent) from July and 7.9 points (3.9 percent) from August 2013.  Except for meat, all the other food sub-indices dipped markedly in August, with dairy values falling most, followed by oils and sugar.

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Coffee rally pauses despite crop concerns

Source: Financial Times, 9th September 2014

Well-stocked roasters have failed to follow through with buying, despite a sharp fall in this year’s Brazilian crop and worries about next year’s harvest

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ABRAPA, Generation 10 to establish Brazilian National Cotton quality database

London, 5 September 2014

The Brazilian Cotton Growers Association (ABRAPA) and Generation 10 Ltd., a provider of commodity trade and risk management (CTRM) solutions and data analytics, announced today that they have entered into a 10-year collaboration beginning with the deployment of a National Cotton Quality Database. The database is part of the Standard Cotton HVI Program developed by ABRAPA and will make Brazil only the second country in the world, along with the United States, to provide such levels of transparency and quality assurance to the marketplace.

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OECD warns farm subsidies still too high

Source: Financial Times, 4th September 2014

Market distorting subsidies remain high despite higher food commodities prices, says the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

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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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