Gene-editing startups ignite the next ‘Frankenfood’ fight

By Rod Nickel Undated, Aug 10 : In a suburban Minneapolis laboratory, a tiny company that has never turned a profit is poised to beat the world’s biggest agriculture firms to market with the next potential breakthrough in genetic engineering – a crop with “edited” DNA. Calyxt Inc, an eight-year-old firm co-founded by a genetics […]

US soy rises on export prospects; wheat mixed, corn firm

By Mark Weinraub CHICAGO, July 28 : U.S. soybean futures rose on Friday, notching their second straight weekly gain, bolstered by signs of strong export demand, traders said. Wheat futures were mixed, with winter wheat contracts easing while spring wheat contracts firmed amid concerns about crop shortfalls. Corn closed slightly firm after trading both sides […]

Wheat falls on high supplies, soy sets 10-month low

By Nigel Hunt LONDON, June 14 : Chicago wheat futures fell on Thursday on long liquidation by funds against the backdrop of surplus supplies while soybean prices sank to a 10-month low as heightened concerns over relations between Washington and Beijing weighed on the market. The Chicago Board of Trade’s most-active wheat contract was down […]

Wheat faces biggest weekly fall since mid-March on USDA forecast

By Naveen Thukral SINGAPORE, May 11 : Chicago wheat slid for a third consecutive session on Friday with the market set to post its biggest weekly decline in two months after the U.S. government estimated production above expectations. Soybeans are poised for a second week of decline on pressure from slowing demand in top importer […]

Wheat stays firm on U.S. weather worries

By Gus Trompiz and Naveen Thukral PARIS/SINGAPORE, Apr 19 : U.S. wheat futures rose for a third consecutive session on Thursday, amid growing doubts that parched winter wheat belts in the southern U.S. Plains would receive significant rain. Corn and soybeans were little changed, as investors awaited clearer indications about planting trends. Grain markets were […]

Wheat firms after falling for four days, improved US weather caps gains

By Naveen Thukral SINGAPORE, Apr 17 : Chicago wheat futures edged higher on Tuesday, recouping some of the losses suffered in the last four sessions although the gains were limited after the US Department of Agriculture said the condition of the winter crop was improving. Soybeans ticked up after finishing lower on Monday on profit-taking […]