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Cargill earnings up 30% in 3rd quarter

U.S. agribusiness and trading giant Cargill said on Wednesday its quarterly earnings rose 30 percent, lifted by its grain processing business. Get the full story »

ADM boosts grain storage, adds to U.S. capacity ‎

U.S. grain storage capacity continues to trend higher as farm production grows, with Archer Daniels Midland Co. becoming the latest company to announce expansion plans. Get the full story »

Bunge beats Street on strong agribusiness results

Agricultural processor Bunge Ltd. reported higher-than-expected fourth-quarter profit and revenue on strength in grain merchandising.

Bunge’s grain marketing, storage and transportation operations benefited from rising global demand for food amid thinning stocks, and the company said it was able to withstand highly volatile commodities markets with favorable futures hedge positions. Get the full story »

ADM plans grain elevator in North Dakota

From The Bismarck Tribune | Decatur-based agricultural processor Archer Daniels Midland has applied for an industrial zoning permit to build a concrete grain elevator and private railroad loop near Hebron, N.D., that allows 110 cars to be loaded with grain for market.

Profit-taking weighs on U.S. grain markets

U.S. soybean futures ended lower on Wednesday in a profit-taking setback, retreating from more-than-two-year highs, while a weaker dollar and persistent supply worries continued to underpin prices and helped lift corn and wheat.

The losses in Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures marked the first time in eight sessions that the market lost ground. Soybeans have been rallying on concerns over hot and dry weather in major exporter Argentina. Corn futures also are garnering fundamental support from the detrimental crop weather there. Get the full story »

Deaths, injuries among grain workers hit record

Accidents in grain silos, storage bins and other facilities killed and injured a record number of workers through October this year, a study by Purdue University showed. Get the full story »

Bunge buys two Indiana grain elevators

Bunge North America, a division of agribusiness giant Bunge Ltd., said it bought Indiana-based Morristown Grain Co Inc, which includes two grain elevators in Morristown and Rushville. Get the full story »

Grains rally on flood concerns, strong demand

Grain prices rallied Friday on worries that heavy flooding in the central United States could damage this fall’s harvest.

Wheat prices hit CBOT limits, at 2-year high

Wheat futures prices soared Thursday to their highest levels in two years after Russia said it would ban grain exports due to a severe drought, a move that heightens concerns about global supplies of the grain and the possible impact on food prices.

September wheat futures at the Chicago board of trade were up the exchange-imposed daily limit of 60 cents at $7.85 3/4 a bushel in late trading, an 8.3 percent rise and the highest level since Aug. 29, 2008. U.S. wheat futures have gained nearly 85 percent from a nine-month low in June on expectations that demand for U.S. wheat will increase. Get the full story »

Wheat at 22-month high on Russian drought

Wheat harvesting in northern France. (Reuters)

U.S. wheat prices rose for the fifth straight trading session on Monday, soaring to a 22-month high as the worst drought in 130 years in key exporter Russia fueled concerns about supply. Get the full story »