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

Cargill and Copersucar in sugar venture

Source: Financial Times, 27th March 2014

The move puts Cargill back at the top of the sugar trading league. The trading house has traditionally been one of the leading players in sugar trading, but had kept a low profile over the past few years

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Blistering food rally hits breakfast

Source: Financial Times, 17th March 2014

Unusual weather patterns, the crisis in Ukraine and disease are among the reasons why prices for commodities ranging from coffee to pork and wheat have soared. And there is a little sign of let-up

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Pricey beef a tender topic in Argentina

Source: Financial Times, 13th March 2014

Rampant inflation has taken the steak – once considered a birthright – off the table for most Argentines, and the government is worried

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Introducing KC Hard Red Winter Wheat

Chicago, 10 March 2014

On Sunday, March 23, 2014 (trade date March 24, 2014) participants in the KC Hard Red Winter (HRW) Wheat market will have a new tool for fine tuning their trading strategies. The Mini-sized KC HRW Wheat futures contract joins the suite of Corn, Soybean and Chicago SRW Mini-sized futures. At one-fifth the size of standard-sized futures, these 1,000 bushel contracts are highly attractive to commercial market participants who need more precise hedging tools, and other traders whose strategies are better served by smaller sized products.

Read more: Introducing KC Hard Red Winter Wheat

Fears sprout in the GMO divide

Source: Financial Times, 10th March 2014

Beijing has not approved another Syngenta strain of modified corn, even as US farmers prepare to plant it next month

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Slow farmer corn sales hit trader profits

Source: Financial Times, 26th February 2014

Farmers reluctant to sell amid low prices as the nation wallows in its largest harvest in history, leading to underwhelming quarterly results

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Grain traders’ profits hit as US farmers hoard corn

Source: Financial Times, 26th February 2014

Farmers have been reluctant to sell amid low prices as the nation wallows in its largest harvest in history leading to underwhelming quarterly results

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Australian drought bites into beef trade

Source: Financial Times, 26th February 2014

A two-year drought in the north of Australia – the world’s third largest beef exporter – is hitting local farmers and pushing up global meat prices

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Grain traders profits hit as US farmers hoard corn

Source: Financial Times, 26th February 2014

Farmers have been reluctant to sell amid low prices as the nation wallows in its largest harvest in history leading to underwhelming quarterly results

Read the full article on FT.com

Low prices prompt US farmers to hoard corn

Source: Financial Times, 26th February 2014

US corn farmers have been pinching profits at grain merchants in a surprising turn as the nation wallows in its largest harvest in history

Read the full article on FT.com