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Colombian farmers reach deal to end 11-day strike BOGOTA: Colombian farmers agreed on Friday to halt an 11-day strike that had threatened to damage President Juan Manuel Santos's re-election campaign with just over two weeks left before the election.Farmer groups, who were protesting poor adherence to a deal reached after mass demonstrations last year, have agreed to end the strike in exchange for government help in reducing costs and increasing productivity, as well as what a statement described as a direct channel of communication between the farmers and officials."It's very important to be speaking directly with the farmers," said Interior Minister Aurelio Irragori. "This series of projects which they will analyze and approve will be presented by them, which means that their needs can be attended to efficiently."Colombian producers of coffee, potatoes, rice, tomatoes and other crops called the strike on April 28, saying the government has failed to alleviate indebtedness and regulate prices for inputs such as ...

Soy hits 1-month low as demand slows; corn, wheat fall too CHICAGO: US soybean futures fell to a one-month low on Wednesday as slowing export demand and big harvests in South America prompted a round of long liquidation, traders said.Wheat futures also dropped, taking a breather after reaching the highest levels in more than a year, and corn was lower as well.At the Chicago Board of Trade, benchmark July soybeans settled down 13-1/4 cents at $14.46-1/4 per bushel, after falling to $14.41-3/4, their lowest since April ...
U.S. cotton down most in a month ahead of exports data, USDA report NEW YORK: U.S. cotton futures tumbled nearly 2 percent on Wednesday, the most in a month, as investors and traders turned cautious ahead of exports data and the first official reading of full supply demand for the 2014/15 season.Weekly data on net upland sales of all U.S. cotton will be released on Thursday. On Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will issue a monthly report that features its first full forecast for the cotton season ...
CBOT corn up nearly 2pc on technical buying, rain forecast CHICAGO: US corn futures jumped nearly 2 percent on Tuesday, capping the largest two-day rally in prices in two months on support from technical buying and ideas rains in the coming days will delay plantings, traders said.Surging wheat futures amid drought conditions in the southern US Plains and unwinding of soybean-corn spreads also lifted corn futures that recovered most of their declines during a three-session selloff last week.Additionally supportive was a lack of deliveries against ...
Honduras coffee exports edge down in April TEGUCIGALPA: Coffee exports from Honduras, Central America's largest producer, fell 1.5 percent in April from the same month last year, national coffee institute IHCAFE said on Monday. Central America's five major coffee producers, along with Mexico, are grappling with damage caused by the tree-killing fungus roya, which has depressed yields across the coffee-growing region. Shipments from Honduras totaled 580,284 60-kilogram bags for the month. Coffee exports during the first seven months of the 2013/2014 harvesting ...
ICE Canada canola rebounds to weekly gain WINNIPEG: ICE Canada canola futures rose on Friday on a technical bounce, and the most-active month finished higher for the week.Traders adjusted positions ahead of Monday's Statistics Canada report on March 31 stocks. The estimate of canola stocks is at 9 million tonnes, according to a Reuters poll, the largest ever for this time of year.Most-active July canola rose $11.20 or 2.2 percent at $480.40 per tonne. Finished with a weekly gain of 1.3 percent.July-November ...
ICE Canada canola rebounds to weekly gain WINNIPEG: ICE Canada canola futures rose on Friday on a technical bounce, and the most-active month finished higher for the week.Traders adjusted positions ahead of Monday's Statistics Canada report on March 31 stocks. The estimate of canola stocks is at 9 million tonnes, according to a Reuters poll, the largest ever for this time of year.Most-active July canola rose $11.20 or 2.2 percent at $480.40 per tonne. Finished with a weekly gain of 1.3 percent.July-November ...

 



 
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