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Thailand says no deal yet on US pork imports

Thailand says no deal yet on US pork imports

Thailand has not struck a deal on US pork imports. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said he did not discuss the issue with US President, Donald Trump, during his recent visit to the White House. Surac ...

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Ag market: wheat futures ease, ahead of demand data

Ag market: wheat futures ease, ahead of demand data

The one short-term hope for ag bulls of low commodity prices is if they unearth demand. Is this happening in wheat? Tobin Gorey at Commonwealth bank of Australia said that wheat prices "are now back n ...

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Syngenta investing in NK seeds brand

Syngenta investing in NK seeds brand

Growers who purchase corn and soybean seeds from retailers will have even more choice and greater value through the reinvigorated NK seeds brand. Syngenta announced a comprehensive long-term commitmen ...

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Cotton Marketing News: Changes In The Loan Program and Rate for 2017

Cotton Marketing News: Changes In The Loan Program and Rate for 2017

The marketing assistance loan (MAL) is an important tool used by many producers and marketing associations in cotton pricing and risk management.  In addition to research and farmer education, I teach ...

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Hedge fund dynamics mean ‘feeder cattle prices to underperform’

Hedge fund dynamics mean ‘feeder cattle prices to underperform’

The extent of hedge funds' bets on rising feeder cattle prices, even while selling down in the agricultural commodities, has left the contract "likely to underperform", Societe Generale said. Managed ...

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China’s hog herd to renew expansion, boding ill for pork imports

China’s hog herd to renew expansion, boding ill for pork imports

China's huge hog herd – equivalent to more than half the world total – will return to growth in 2018 for the first time in six years, driving a further decline in pork imports from record highs. China ...

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Agriculture looks to space in latest push for precision agriculture

Agriculture looks to space in latest push for precision agriculture

Farmers are looking to space in the continuous push to better know what’s going on in their fields, and a growing number of public and private initiatives are helping get them there. One of the latest ...

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EU grain sowings to rise for 2018, after three-year decline

EU grain sowings to rise for 2018, after three-year decline

European Union grain sowings will, after three years of decline, rise for the 2018 harvest, Strategie Grains said, citing gains in sowings of wheat and, in particular, barley. The influential analysis ...

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Coffee futures dive, despite ‘unexpected’ drop in Brazilian exports

Coffee futures dive, despite ‘unexpected’ drop in Brazilian exports

Coffee futures fell, despite data showing an "unexpected" dip in Brazilian exports last month, as weather forecasters injected a little extra rain into the outlook for the South American country. Arab ...

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EU ‘stops clock’ on probe into Bayer/Monsanto merger

EU ‘stops clock’ on probe into Bayer/Monsanto merger

The European Commission has called a temporary halt to its investigation into Bayer’s planned acquisition of Monsanto while it waits for information from both companies. The EU launched an in-depth pr ...

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