Latest Grain Stories

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...

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...

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