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2012-12-18 16:25:35

WINNIPEG, Dec. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - At its meeting in Montreal on November 7, 2012, the Eastern Standards Committee recommended new standard and guide samples for wheat and soybeans. Standard samples, standard prints and guide samples Standard samples, standard prints and guide samples are grading tools that the Canadian Grain Commission prepares each year. Members of the Eastern Standards Committee examine these tools and recommend their use. New standard samples The Eastern...

2012-07-06 10:23:17

WINNIPEG, July 6, 2012 /CNW/ - On August 1, 2012, the Canadian Grain Commission is revising barley classification to highlight barley's potential for a diverse range of end uses, including food products. "Changing how barley is classed is an example of the valuable work done by the Western Standards Committee and demonstrates the flexibility of our system," explains Elwin Hermanson, Chair of the Western Standards Committee and Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission....

2011-08-04 08:30:00

KYIV, Ukraine, August 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Mykola Prysyazhnyuk informed that his country had initiated the creation of the world's grain reserve under the auspices of the United Nations. Ukraine would take on the responsibility to form the reserve of 10 to 12 mln tons of grain, preserve it and make grain interventions on the market following the respective decisions by the UN. Ukraine's 2011 grain crop at the moment...

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2011-06-15 05:35:00

Not only is Mediterranean France known worldwide for its famous wine-growing regions, but evidence of beer making has been discovered as far back as the 5th century BC, according to analyses from the Roquepertuse excavation site in Provence. Laurent Bouby from the CNRS "“ Centre de Bio-Archeologie et d'Ecology in Montepellier, France and his colleagues found the presence of poorly preserved barley grains as well as equipment and other remains of deliberate malting in the home that...

2009-05-11 16:17:57

Grain futures closed mostly lower on the Chicago Board of Trade Monday as an upward trend in U.S. stock markets also stalled. Corn was off 1/2 to up 1/2, soybeans were off 4 to up 4 1/2, wheat was off 1/4 to unchanged and oats were up 2 1/4 to up 6 1/2. Corn prices fell slightly as planting, still behind its historic average, is about 50 percent completed as of this week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said. Wheat also fell with the USDA reporting the winter wheat crop progressing near...

2009-05-07 17:51:22

Grains closed mostly higher on the Chicago Board of Trade Thursday, although crude oil prices held steady and stocks fell in New York. Corn was up 4 to up 4 1/2, soybeans were off 9 to off 16, wheat was up 11 1/4 to up 11 1/2 and oats were up 9. Corn prices rose although Brazil increased its crop estimate by 1 million cubic tons to 51.4 million Thursday. Expectations of lower U.S. winter wheat production helped boost wheat prices. Traders said China may cancel recent soybeans purchases,...

2009-05-04 16:27:41

Grains closed mixed on the Chicago Board of Trade Monday as stocks rose solidly in New York and the dollar fell against the yen and the euro. Corn was off 7 3/4 to off 8 1/4, soybeans were up 3 1/2 to up 13 1/4, wheat was off 18 1/2 to off 19 and oats were off 4 to off 6. Corn shipments have reached 65.2 percent of the U.S. Department of Agriculture forecast for the season, ahead of a five-year average of 64.4 percent for this time of year. Shipments reached 93.9 percent against an historic...

2009-04-22 17:25:12

Grains closed mixed on the Chicago Board of Trade Wednesday, mirroring a volatile day on Wall Street that ended with a late retreat. Corn was off 1/4 to off 1/2, soybeans were off 3 1/2 to up 8, wheat was up 7 1/4 to up 7 3/4 and oats were off 2. South Korea bought 55,000 metric tons of U.S. corn Wednesday. Wheat prices rose as planting progress for spring wheat was reportedly slower than its historic average. Soybeans closed lower, although drought conditions in China indicate exports will...

2009-03-26 18:18:57

Grains closed mixed on the Chicago Board of Trade Thursday on a day of gains on Wall Street with the dollar also making headway against the yen and euro. Corn was up 5 to up 5 1/4, soybeans were off 2 to off 7, wheat was up 6 1/4 to up 6 1/2 and oats were up 3 1/4 to up 3 1/2. Corn closed higher as crude oil also rose on the strength of equity markets. Wheat gained after sliding in mid-session, rains falling on much of the Plains' wheat belt. Soybean prices fell with the situation in...

2009-03-02 17:14:18

Grains closed lower on the Chicago Board of Trade Monday after sharply lower stock prices on Wall Street indicated the recession has not abated. Corn was off 7 1/4 to off 9 1/2, soybeans were of 26 to off 31, wheat was off 15 1/4 to off 16 and oats were off 3. Corn closed lower, as traders reacted to worries about the overall economy. Traders said wheat was hurt by the stronger dollar and last week's disappointing export figures. Soybeans were pressured by improved conditions that should...