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Chicago agricultural commodity futures market closes lower

Chicago agricultural commodity futures market closes lower CHICAGO, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- Chicago agricultural commodity futures were traded lower on Thursday over reports of sluggish export. The most active corn contract for March delivery fell 3 cents, or 0.69 percent, to 4.335 dollars per bushel. March wheat decreased 9.75 cents, or 1.47 percent, to 6.52 dollars per bushel. January soybeans lost 1.5 cents, or 0.11 percent, to 13.28 dollars per bushel.

Chicago agricultural commodity futures market closes mixed

Chicago agricultural commodity futures market closes mixed CHICAGO, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- Chicago agricultural commodity futures were traded mixed Wednesday, with corn and soybeans prices up, while wheat price down over prospects for abundant supply. The most active corn contract for March delivery rose 5.25 cents, or 1.22 percent, to 4.365 U.S. dollars per bushel. March wheat fell 6.5 cents, or 0.97 percent, to 6.6175 dollars per bushel. January soybeans rose 9.75 cents, or 0.74 percent, to 13. 295 dollars per bushel.

Chicago agricultural commodity futures market closes mixed

Chicago agricultural commodity futures market closes mixed CHICAGO, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- Chicago agricultural commodity futures were traded mixed Tuesday, with corn and wheat prices up while soybeans down due to weather concerns. The most active corn contract for March delivery rose 6.75 cents, or 1.59 percent, to settle at 4.3125 dollars per bushel. March wheat rose 6.5 cents, or 0.98 percent, to settle at 6.6825 dollars per bushel. January soybeans fell 1.5 cents, or 0.11 percent, to close at 13.1975 dollars per bushel.

Chicago agricultural commodity futures close mixed

Chicago agricultural commodity futures close mixed CHICAGO, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- Chicago agricultural commodity futures were traded mixed Monday, with wheat and soybeans prices down, while corn price unchanged. The most active corn contract for March delivery closed unchanged at 4.245 dollars per bushel. March wheat fell 7 cents, or 1.05 percent, to settle at 6.6175 dollars per bushel. January soybeans fell 15.25 cents, or 1.14 percent, to close at 13.2125 dollars per bushel.

Chicago agricultural commodities close mixed

Chicago agricultural commodities close mixed CHICAGO, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- Chicago agricultural commodities closed mixed Friday, with corn slipping and wheat and soybean rising. The most active corn contract for March delivery dropped 2 cents, or 0.47 percent, to close at 4.245 dollars per bushel. March wheat gained 5.25 cents, or 0.79 percent, to close at 6.6875 dollars per bushel. January soybeans climbed 16.5 cents, or 1.25 percent, to close at 13.365 dollars per bushel.

1st LD-Writethru: China's grain output rises for 10th consecutive year

BEIJING, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- China saw another bumper year for grain production in 2013 as output gained 2.1 percent year on year to hit 601.94 million tonnes, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed on Friday. This year marked the 10th consecutive year for increased grain output in China. NBS senior statistician Huang Jiacai attributed the growth to the government's policy support for farming, favorable weather conditions in major growing areas, as well as a successful fight against pests.

Chicago agricultural commodities mixed

Chicago agricultural commodities mixed CHICAGO, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- Chicago agricultural commodities closed mixed Wednesday, with corn and wheat rising and soybean dropping. The most active corn contract for March delivery added 1.75 cents, or 0.41 percent, to close at 4.265 dollars per bushel. March wheat gained 7.5 cents, or 1.14 percent, to close at 6.635 dollars per bushel. January soybeans dropped 9.25 cents, or 0.7 percent, to close at 13.2 dollars per bushel.

Chicago agricultural commodities drop

Chicago agricultural commodities drop CHICAGO, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- Chicago agricultural commodities dropped Tuesday, except that soybean remained unchanged. The most active corn contract for March delivery lost 6.5 cents, or 1.51 percent, to close at 4.2475 dollars per bushel. March wheat dropped 3.25 cent, or 0.49 percent, to close at 6.56 dollars per bushel. January soybeans remained unchanged at 13.2925 dollars per bushel.

Drought threatens small-scale Zambian maize farmers

By Ed Stoddard and Chris Mfula KABANGWE, Zambia (Reuters) - Zambia's staple food crop, maize, looks set to be significantly dented next year by a lack of rain that is delaying planting. Most of the harvest comes from small-scale farmers around the capital, Lusaka, and these have been badly affected by the dry spell.

Brazil declares emergency as hungry caterpillars attack crops

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Infestations of the Helicoverpa caterpillar in Brazil's grain belt prompted the agriculture ministry on Monday to declare a state of emergency in the leading soy state of Mato Grosso, highlighting the potential risk to large parts of the crop. The ministry's head of supply, Antonio Andrade, also declared an emergency in the state of Bahia, a smaller but important producer state where difficulty controlling pests caused financial losses for producers last year.
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