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Western Europe on swine fever alert as Belgium sees wild boar cases

Sep 14 2018

BRUSSELS/PARIS Belgium has confirmed an outbreak of African swine fever, marking a further spread of the disease that has hit farms in Eastern Europe and China and which could now threaten Western Europe's large pig industry.

Meat tracking key to fight African swine fever: OIE

Sep 10 2018

PARIS Tracking meat and meat products from pigs infected with African swine fever is key to fight the spread of the highly viral disease as it can survive in processed food, the Deputy head of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday.

Grains: Wheat ticks lower on weak export demand; soybeans firm

Sep 06 2018

SINGAPORE/PARIS Chicago wheat futures edged lower on Thursday, extending two days of deep losses due to a lack of demand for U.S. cargoes, but bargain-buying underpinned the market.

Heatwave ravages European fields, sending wheat prices soaring

Aug 02 2018

PARIS/MOSCOW/HAMBURG Searing heat has devastated wheat fields across northern Europe while a combination of dry conditions and extreme rain in the Black Sea have hit output estimates, with prices soaring on fears of further crop damage. | Video

ADM to buy French animal nutrition business Neovia for $1.8 billion

Jul 02 2018

PARIS/CHICAGO Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) is in exclusive talks to take over French animal feed business Neovia for 1.5 billion euros ($1.8 billion) as part of the U.S. farm giant's strategy to expand in the fast-growing animal nutrition sector.

French farmers wind down fuel blockades after government gesture

Jun 13 2018

PARIS French farmers began lifting a blockade of refineries and fuel depots on Wednesday after unions made progress in talks with the government over competition from cheaper imports, including palm oil.

France's Tereos considers finding partner in tough sugar market

Jun 12 2018

PARIS France's Tereos, faced with historically low world sugar prices, is considering offering a stake to an international partner, as the group seeks to build markets abroad, it said on Tuesday.

France's Tereos considers opening capital in tough sugar markets

Jun 12 2018

PARIS, June 12 French sugar cooperative group Tereos, faced with historically low world sugar prices, is considering opening up its capital as part of a diversification and internationalisation strategy, it said on Tuesday.

French farmers block refineries, fuel depots over palm oil imports

Jun 11 2018

PARIS French farmers have blocked access to oil depots and refineries with tonnes of onions, wood and rubble, as part of a three-day protest over plans to allow Total to use imported palm oil at a biofuel plant. | Video

China's love affair with oak a mixed blessing for France

Jun 07 2018

PARIS/BEIJING Times are good for oak tree growers in France. | Video

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At U.N. podium, Trump to tout protecting U.S. sovereignty

Since U.S. President Donald Trump made his debut at the United Nations a year ago pushing an "America First" policy, he has quit the Iran nuclear deal, the U.N. Human Rights Council and lashed out at some of the closest allies of the United States.