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    1. August 28, 2016

      Wheat price falls to lowest level in a decade

      The price of wheat has crashed to the lowest level in a decade as huge harvests pile up in big growers from Russia to...

    2. August 25, 2016

      Monsanto steps up India cotton seed dispute

      Monsanto, the US chemicals groups that revolutionised Indian cotton farming, said it had scrapped plans to launch a new...

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    1. August 23, 2016

      The fate of farming post-Brexit lies with the UK Treasury

      It is hard to think of many industries that are more deeply affected by the UK’s vote to leave the EU than agriculture....

    2. August 21, 2016

      Britain’s farmers will need help after Brexit

      Britain’s decision to leave the EU poses challenges for many sectors of the economy. Few are likely to feel the heat in...

    3. August 17, 2016

      Palm oil buyers refuse to mend IOI ties as supply squeeze goes on

      Buyers of sustainable palm oil are still struggling with a squeeze in supplies despite the return to the market of IOI...

    4. August 16, 2016

      In defence of bees: a pesticide ban is justified

      A Great British Bee Count run by Friends of the Earth, the green campaign group, recorded sightings of more than...

    5. August 16, 2016

      Pesticides affect ‘far more species’ of bees, says study

      New research suggests that a family of pesticides has cut the presence of wild bees in the English countryside by as...

    6. August 12, 2016

      US farms set to provide record corn and soyabean harvests

      Surveyors who visited farm fields this month have kicked dirt off their shoes and reached a striking conclusion: the US...

    7. August 11, 2016

      Commodities: The milk industry cowed

      It is calving season in Waikato, New Zealand’s biggest dairy region, and Nicola Kloeten, a farmer, is delivering a new...

    8. August 11, 2016

      Brazil set to welcome GM corn imports from the US

      Brazil, which is struggling with a severe corn shortage, is preparing to open the door to genetically modified corn...

    9. August 3, 2016

      US to retake centre stage in world grain markets

      After several years of being overshadowed by rising grain exporting rivals, the US is set for a comeback. The country’s...

    10. July 26, 2016

      Kenyan farmers use SunCulture solar power to help water dry land

      Subsistence farmers in rain-scarce Kenya are looking to solar-powered irrigation systems to aid their thirsty crops....

    11. July 13, 2016

      Tanzania’s farming blighted by lack of modern infrastructure

      When Julius Nyerere wrote the Arusha Declaration, the 1967 statement in which he laid out the principles of African...

    12. July 7, 2016

      Global fish trade faces Brexit impact, says UN

      Brexit is likely to cast a shadow over the global trade in fish in 2016, as the fall in the pound depresses the UK’s...

    13. June 22, 2016

      The corn shortage that Brazil really can’t afford

      As Brazil staggers from one political crisis to another, a severe corn shortage is threatening its agricultural sector,...

    14. June 16, 2016

      Consumers face roasting from rising peanut prices

      European peanut fans face a potential roasting by the end of the year as a shortage of groundnut hits global markets....

    15. June 6, 2016

      Meat sector’s appetite sparks scramble for soya meal

      The market for soya meal is flashing signs of tight supply, helping propel commodities markets higher and boosting...

    16. June 6, 2016

      Hops harvest forecast to set a 7-year high

      Craft beer lovers can relax. This year’s harvest for hops, a vital source for flavour and aroma in beers, is forecast...

    17. June 2, 2016

      Perks of gourmet coffee boom elude growers

      When Jeremy Torz and Steven Macatonia set up Union Hand-Roasted Coffee, high quality bean roasters in the UK 15 years...

    18. May 30, 2016

      Germany promises €100m emergency package for dairy farmers

      The German government has promised an emergency package of at least €100m for the country’s dairy farmers who have been...

    19. May 27, 2016

      Agribusiness: Swarm of controversy

      The reaction was immediate. As soon as Bayer launched its $62bn bid for Monsanto on Monday, environmental protesters...

    20. May 26, 2016

      China plans sale of corn stocks

      China’s state grains reserves body will auction about 2m tonnes of old corn stocks and 200,000 tonnes of rice on Friday...

    21. May 26, 2016

      Palm oil battle spreads beyond ethical investors

      For years, concerns surrounding the palm oil sector’s environmental impact failed to reach beyond a limited group of...

    22. May 24, 2016

      Q&A: Mega-mergers and genetically modified crops in the UK

      Britain’s Royal Society has launched a new guide to genetically modified plants, which makes a plea for GM crops to be...

    23. May 19, 2016

      Brazilian drought may perk up your instant coffee

      Any coffee drinker knows that there are many varieties of beans from around the world. But on the commodity futures...

    24. May 17, 2016

      Grains and oilseeds trade hits record volumes in 2014-15

      At grain terminals from Durban to Dalian, the world’s main ports have been busy as growing consumption from rising...

    25. May 10, 2016

      Indian farmers battle water crisis

      Shivanand Baswantpati’s pomegranate trees, once a steady source of income, lie withered and prone across his rocky...

    26. May 8, 2016

      Glanbia CEO Siobhán Talbot is Ireland’s most senior businesswoman

      Siobhán Talbot is used to handling the unexpected in her personal as well as her professional life. The head of...

    27. May 5, 2016

      Chile’s salmon sector hit by toxic algae bloom

      It has been a torrid time for the Chilean salmon industry. After a challenging 2015 where it faced low prices in...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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