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