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    1. April 29, 2016

      Doorstep milk deliveries still gotta lotta bottle

      After 20 years of souring sales, the old-fashioned milk bottle is clinking its way on to the doorsteps of east London’s...

    2. April 28, 2016

      Brazil’s political turmoil hangs over agricultural markets

      Corruption, conspiracy accusations and an impeachment battle — the turmoil surrounding Brazilian politics has not been...

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    1. The Connected Business

      A whole range of jobs seen as low-skilled and which are poorly paid are increasingly i...
    2. Israel: Innovation & Technology

      Israeli tech firms raised a record $4.4bn of venture capital funding last year, even a...
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    1. April 21, 2016

      Are the sweet days over for orange juice?

      In the 1983 Hollywood classic Trading Places starring Eddie Murphy, villainous commodity speculators, the Duke...

    2. April 14, 2016

      China could face paper losses of over $10bn on its corn reserves

      The Chinese government could face paper losses of more than $10bn on its state-owned corn reserves as it shakes up its...

    3. April 13, 2016

      Cofco Agri eyes market listing by end of the decade

      Cofco Agri, the international trading arm of the Chinese state-owned food group, is looking to list on the stock market...

    4. April 12, 2016

      China corn exports loom as reserves bulge

      China could turn to overseas markets as it struggles to reduce its ballooning state corn reserves, according to a...

    5. April 10, 2016

      ‘Systemic’ antibiotics crisis troubles big investors

      Big investors managing $1tn of assets have called on the world’s largest food companies to end the excessive use of...

    6. April 7, 2016

      US farmers stampede into corn despite low prices

      US corn bins are well stocked, grain markets are in a funk and economists warn of struggles ahead for farmers. But Kent...

    7. April 6, 2016

      Fertiliser price declines hit M&A among crop nutrient groups

      As US farmers struggle with low agricultural prices and declining incomes, they can at least find some solace in...

    8. April 4, 2016

      Top civil servant to leave Treasury and resume City career

      John Kingman, one of the Treasury’s most experienced civil servants and an important player in the bank bailouts during...

    9. March 30, 2016

      Chinese shell out for peanuts while US inventories at record high

      Stark disparities have appeared in two key peanut markets as the Chinese are shelling out more for the groundnut amid a...

    10. March 24, 2016

      Easter bunny prices jump higher

      Chocolate lovers, brace yourselves this Easter. The cost of everyone’s favourite confectionery has risen more than 10...

    11. March 22, 2016

      Stephen Hurst: coffee bean connoisseur

      Few coffee drinkers know their beans. Unlike wine, where people can name grapes from chardonnay to pinot noir, ask...

    12. March 22, 2016

      Palm oil dearth lifts soyabeans

      The soyabean market, hitherto in the doldrums due to plentiful supplies, has come back to life thanks to oil — though...

    13. March 22, 2016

      Hotter world craves food tech revolution

      ‘Making the desert bloom” is one of the most enduring — if clichéd — images of Zionism, and something at which Israeli...

    14. March 17, 2016

      Salmon prices leap on global supply shock

      Salmon prices have jumped as a severe toxic sea algae bloom has wrought havoc on fish farms in Chile, the world’s...

    15. March 16, 2016

      South Africa winemakers face poor harvest

      As South Africa’s agricultural sector struggles with the effects of last year’s devastating drought, its winemakers...

    16. March 2, 2016

      Cotton inventories set to fall for first time in six years

      Global inventories for cotton are forecast to fall for the first time in six years as China tries to reduce its state...

    17. March 1, 2016

      The Great Land Rush: Ethiopia — The billionaire’s farm

      Open this in your browser for the full multimedia experience As an orchestra of mosquitoes and crickets greeted the...

    18. March 1, 2016

      ‘Dal shock’ prompts farmers to switch from grains to pulses

      The jump in pulses prices caused by last year’s “dal shock” in India, is reverberating in the farmlands of Canada,...

    19. February 29, 2016

      Craft breweries scramble for hops after poor harvest

      Faversham might be the home to one of the UK’s oldest breweries, Shepherd Neame, but the Kent town’s ale-loving...

    20. February 24, 2016

      Sugar market braced for EU exports

      “Watch out, EU sugar is coming!” proclaimed an European sugar industry executive at an industry conference in Dubai...

    21. February 23, 2016

      Foreign investors sow seeds of change for Uganda’s farmers

      For seven years Daniel Moi cowered in a refugee camp as the brainwashed child soldiers of Joseph Kony’s Lord’s...

    22. February 18, 2016

      US farmers hit by fallout from dollar’s strength

      Tough times are continuing for US farmers. Rising global inventories thanks to plentiful harvests, the high value of...

    23. February 10, 2016

      South African corn withers amid worst drought on record

      Driving through South Africa’s western corn belt in the country’s north-west province bordering Botswana, the vast...

    24. February 7, 2016

      Wanted: one careful Chinese owner

      ChemChina’s $43.8bn bid for the Swiss chemicals group Syngenta is Beijing’s most ambitious venture yet in a new wave of...

    25. February 7, 2016

      Europe feels pain from olive oil crisis

      Europe’s consumers are facing a 20 per cent rise in the price of olive oil after bad weather and disease devastated the...

    26. February 3, 2016

      Egypt backs down on wheat imports ban

      In an abrupt reversal, Egypt’s agriculture ministry backed down on Wednesday from its previous restrictions on wheat...

    27. February 3, 2016

      Smallholders turn to message service to share farming advice

      Coffee plants belonging to growers on the edges of the Peruvian Amazon basin have been infected with a fungus said to...

    28. February 2, 2016

      Egypt cancels wheat tender amid regulatory confusion

      Egypt has cancelled its tender for wheat in a move that has caught international grain traders unprepared. The world’s...

    29. January 28, 2016

      Pistachio market faces return of ‘king of nuts’ from Iran

      It is not just the world of oil which is bracing itself for the impact of Iran’s return to the market after the recent...

    30. January 26, 2016

      China to drop domestic grain price support

      China’s policymakers have confirmed that the government will let domestic grain prices be decided by the market, with...

    31. January 20, 2016

      Camera drones and cow fitness trackers help drive farm yields

      A fitness tracker for cows might have seemed like a whimsical situation comedy idea — until someone came up with one....

    32. January 19, 2016

      Almond prices crushed by demand slump and bumper harvest

      After several years of defying gravity, almond prices have been crushed. The market for standard almonds, which hit a...

    33. January 18, 2016

      Salmon leaps past shrimp in global fish market

      Salmon has overtaken shrimp as the most popularly traded fish as new products have helped open up fresh markets. In...

    34. January 13, 2016

      A tale of two fisheries: Fortunes of Norway and Chile diverge

      This is the tale of two salmon producers and how the pervasive fingers of market economics pry into even the more...

    35. January 8, 2016

      Brexit would hit value of farmland investments

      A British exit from the European Union would hit investment in farmland if subsidy payments were to be cut, leading...

    36. January 7, 2016

      Food prices slide for fourth year in row

      Food prices fell for the fourth year in a row in 2015 as plentiful supplies and the slowing global economy weighed on...

    37. January 6, 2016

      Reforms drive Argentine grain export revival

      Argentina has come back to the international wheat market with a bang. After Mauricio Macri, the new president,...

    38. December 18, 2015

      Congress insists on labels for GM salmon

      It is unlikely to say “Frankenfish”, but genetically modified salmon is about to gain a label. The US Congress on...

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