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Nigel Hunt

Coffee producers seek urgent talks with industry on low prices

Sep 17 2018

LONDON Coffee producers are seeking urgent meetings with major customers such as Nestle, Jacobs Douwe Egberts and Starbucks to find ways to shore up prices that have slid to 12-year lows.

Britain outlines post-Brexit farm policy in bill

Sep 12 2018

LONDON Britain will introduce legislation on Wednesday for agricultural policy after it leaves the European Union that will link support for farmers to the provision of public benefits such as tackling climate change or preserving beautiful landscapes.

Global wheat supply to crisis levels; big China stocks won't provide relief

Aug 22 2018

LONDON A scorching hot, dry summer has ended five years of plenty in many wheat producing countries and drawn down the reserves of major exporters to their lowest level since 2007/08, when low grain stocks contributed to food riots across Africa and Asia.

Straw prices soar, piling pressure on northern Europe livestock farmers

Aug 09 2018

HAMBURG/LONDON Livestock and dairy farmers across northern Europe are paying soaring prices for straw used in food and bedding for cattle, as hot, dry weather across the region reduces crops.

China tariffs spark shake-up of global soybean trade flows

Apr 17 2018

LONDON Top soybean buyer China could not only end up paying more for the oilseed if it imposes tariffs on U.S. imports but may also create new buyers for American supplies as the move shakes up global trade flows.

EU sugar companies struggle to survive as prices plunge post-quotas

Apr 03 2018

LONDON European Union sugar companies have emerged from the cocoon of production quotas and are now fighting to survive in a fiercely competitive world market with prices and profits plunging.

UK promises post-Brexit agriculture plan as farmers demand more clarity

Feb 20 2018

BIRMINGHAM, England The British government will publish a consultation paper on future agriculture policy "very shortly", Environment Minister Michael Gove said on Tuesday, as farmers demanded more clarity on their prospect after the country quits the European Union.

Cocoa prices to regain ground as global surplus shrinks: Reuters poll

Feb 06 2018

LONDON Cocoa prices should rise by the end of the year, recovering some ground after two consecutive annual declines, with a smaller global surplus expected in the 2017/18 season, a Reuters survey of nine traders and analysts showed.

Farm spending to focus on environment after Brexit: UK minister

Jan 04 2018

OXFORD, England Britain will only pay public funds to farmers who provide public benefits such as wildlife habitats or improved soil quality under a post-Brexit shake-up in agricultural policies announced on Thursday.

ED&F Man reviews physical grains trading, may exit business

Dec 08 2017

LONDON/NEW YORK ED&F Man said on Friday it is reviewing its physical grains trading operations after a challenging year and may partially or entirely exit the business.

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