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Wheat rebounds on tightening supplies, strong demand

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Wheat futures gain over 1%, near last week’s multi-year peak Corn rises for fifth session, underpinned by strong demand SINGAPORE, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Chicago wheat futures climbed more than 1% on Monday, bouncing back from the previous session’s losses as tightening global supplies and strong demand buoyed the market.......

Iranian police clash with protesters after water shortage rallies

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Farmers work in a field as smoke from an oil refinery rises in the background, in Tehran, Iran June 3, 2021. Majid Asgaripour/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register DUBAI, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Iranian security forces used tear gas, batons......

Australia says China’s ‘alarming’ actions at odds with peaceful rhetoric

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Australian Minister of Defense Peter Dutton speaks during a news conference with Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin (not pictured) at the State Department in Washington, U.S., September 16, 2021. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE......

Austria finds bird flu on small chicken farm as virus spreads

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Free-range chickens are seen in a field outside Munich, southern Germany, August 8, 2017. REUTERS/Michael Dalder/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register VIENNA, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Austria has found a case of bird flu on a small chicken farm near Vienna airport and is ordering......

‘Out of control’: Small Australian firm wrongly named as Taliban hashish partner

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SYDNEY, Nov 25 (Reuters) – A small Australian medical consulting firm got caught up in an unexpected publicity storm on Thursday after being wrongly named as agreeing with Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban to bankroll a $450 million hashish processing plant in the Central Asian country. A report by Afghanistan’s Pajhwok Afghan......

Wheat hits 9-year peak on global supply worries; soybeans firm

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Wheat rises for 4th session, at highest since Dec. 2012 Soybeans firm, concerns over demand limit gains; corn unmoved SINGAPORE, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Chicago wheat rose on Wednesday for a fourth consecutive session to scale its highest level since December 2012 as concerns about global supplies underpinned the market.......

European Parliament gives green light to huge farm subsidies deal

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STRASBOURG, France, Nov 23 (Reuters) – The European Parliament approved the biggest reform of farm subsidies in decades on Tuesday, in a vote that switches cash to smaller farms and rewards sustainable farming methods. The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has long been criticised for handing the bulk of the subsidies......

European Parliament gives green light to huge farm subsidies deal

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STRASBOURG, France, Nov 23 (Reuters) – The European Parliament approved the biggest reform of farm subsidies in decades on Tuesday, in a vote that switches cash to smaller farms and rewards sustainable farming methods. The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has long been criticised for handing the bulk of the subsidies......

European Parliament gives green light to huge farm subsidies deal

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STRASBOURG, France, Nov 23 (Reuters) – The European Parliament approved the biggest reform of farm subsidies in decades on Tuesday, in a vote that switches cash to smaller farms and rewards sustainable farming methods. The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has long been criticised for handing the bulk of the subsidies......

Paris wheat sets new record highs as traders fret on world supplies

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Euronext wheat rises again, CBOT wheat near flat after 9-year top Australia rain, U.S. crop rating fall keep focus on supply risks Corn, soy ease on dollar rally, lower oil PARIS/CANBERRA, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Paris wheat futures rose to new record peaks on Tuesday, while Chicago wheat consolidated near......

Australia declares La Nina for second straight year

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SYDNEY, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Australia’s weather bureau said on Tuesday a La Nina weather phenomenon had developed in the Pacific Ocean for the second year in a row that could bring above average rainfall across the country’s centre, north and east. La Nina is typically associated with greater rainfall,......

Wheat highest in almost 9 years on supply worry; soybeans, corn firm

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Tightening world supplies push wheat to highest since 2012 Chicago soybeans, corn climb HAMBURG, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Chicago wheat futures rose to their highest level in around nine years on Monday as shrinking supplies in top global exporters underpinned the market. Soybeans and corn also rose, gaining some spillover......

Malaysia’s Nov 1-20 palm oil exports rise 9% -AmSpec Agri

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Nov 20 (Reuters) – Exports of Malaysian palm oil products for Nov. 1 to 20 rose 9% to 1,066,899 tonnes from 978,917 tonnes shipped during the same period a month earlier, according to independent inspection company AmSpec Agri Malaysia on Saturday. Here is the breakdown of the AmSpec Agri Malaysia......

WTO gives mixed ruling on U.S. tariffs on Spanish olives

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Olive trees stand in a grove in Porcuna, southern Spain October 15, 2019. Picture taken October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register GENEVA, Nov 19 (Reuters) – The World Trade Organization gave a mixed ruling on Friday in a case involving U.S.......

India’s Modi backs down on farm reforms in surprise victory for protesters

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Government concedes to farmers ahead of key state elections Modi says failed to win the argument with small farmers Laws to be repealed in upcoming parliament session Farmers to continue protest in Delhi until laws repealed GHAZIABAD, India, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday......

U.S. EPA proposes extending refinery compliance deadline for biofuel laws

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Signage is seen at the headquarters of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington, D.C., U.S., May 10, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register NEW YORK, Nov 18 (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed giving oil refiners more......

Why Canada’s floods could make your Christmas tree cost more

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OTTAWA, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Finding the perfect real Christmas tree will be harder and more expensive this year. Canada, the world’s top exporter of natural Christmas trees, is grappling with a shortage that will likely be exacerbated by historic flooding in British Columbia, where some tree farms are underwater.......

UPDATE In Ivory Coast, a battle to save cocoa-ravaged forests

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DJIGBADJI, Ivory Coast, Nov 17 (Reuters) – This cocoa-growing settlement was all but destroyed last year by Ivorian forest agents, leaving farmers to rake through their beans amid broken concrete and other remnants. “They set the whole village on fire,” said Alexis Kouassi Akpoue, describing the day in January 2020......

Canada floods cut rail link to Vancouver port; one dead

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MERRITT, British Columbia, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Floods and landslides that have killed at least one person have cut all rail access to Canada’s largest port in the city of Vancouver, a spokesperson for the port said on Tuesday. Two days of torrential rain across the Pacific province of British......

New marijuana decriminalization effort weighed in U.S. House -report

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WASHINGTON, Nov 8 (Reuters) – Legislation that would decriminalize marijuana and establish a tax on cannabis sales was being developed by Republican Representative Nancy Mace with the goal of introducing it in the U.S. House of Representatives later this month, according to media reports. Marijuana Moment reported that the bill......

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