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Argentina 2012/13 soy area seen 19.35mn hectares: govt  BUENOS AIRES: Argentina's 2012/13 soybean planting area is expected to be 19.35 million hectares, the Agriculture Ministry said in its monthly crop report on Thursday, leaving its previous forecast for the season unchanged.   The Argentine government says the country can produce 55 million to 58 million tonnes of soybeans this crop year if the weather cooperates.   Rain patterns have normalized in recent weeks after an unusually heavy three-month spate of showers starting in August. But farmers warn that flooding in breadbasket province Buenos Aires will reduce yields compared with early-season estimates.   The South American grains powerhouse is seen producing 11.1 million tonnes of wheat in the 2012/13 crop year, down from the government's previous forecast of 11.5 million tonnes, the report said.   Corn planting area was also marked down to 4.7 million hectares from a previous estimate of 4.97 million, the report said.   After what some climate specialists described as an early arrival of the ...

Argentina cuts wheat output view due to floods  BUENOS AIRES: Argentina's government cut this season's wheat output forecast, citing three months of heavy rains that started in August and flooded key parts of the Pampas farm belt, the Agriculture Ministry said on Thursday.   The South American grains powerhouse is seen producing 11.1 million tonnes of wheat in the 2012/13 crop year, down from the government's previous forecast of 11.5 million tonnes, the ministry said in its monthly crop report.   "Yields, up to this point, are ...
India soybean drop on higher supplies; soyoil up  MUMBAI: Indian soybean futures extended losses for a third straight session, tracking a fall in overseas prices and on an estimated increase in production, while soyoil edged higher due to a rise in demand from north India and weakness in the rupee.   * Rapeseed futures rose on short-covering, after falling nearly 3.5 percent in previous three sessions.   * Malaysian palm oil futures were down 1.31 percent at 2,411 ringgit per tonne at 10 GMT.   * "Soybean prices are ...
Indian gold prices little changed amid thin demand  NEW DELHI: Gold prices in India, the world's biggest buyer of bullion, were little changed on Thursday as thin demand and a lacklustre rupee failed to give any directional cues.   At 0929 GMT, the most active gold for December delivery on the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) was 0.02 percent lower at 31,808 rupees per 10 grams.   The rupee, which gave up earlier gains against the dollar, plays an important role in determining the landed cost of the ...
Wheat firm ahead of US holiday as dryness persists  CHICAGO: US wheat edged higher on Wednesday as dry conditions kept crop concerns in focus, but corn and soybeans slid in choppy trading the day before the US Thanksgiving holiday.   Trading was light ahead of the break, leaving markets vulnerable to sudden changes earlier in the session.   "In a thin market like this you can push it down a few cents, and then get to some technical or psychological level and I wouldn't be surprised if two ...
Old coffee, Brazil beans fuel panic selling before expiry  NEW YORK: A combination of short memories and old coffee has fueled an unprecedented sell-off in benchmark arabica futures this week, as changes made two years ago to the age and quality of beans deliverable against the ICE Futures contract finally come into effect.   On Tuesday, the day before the first notice day for December coffee futures, that contract plunged over 5 percent and its discount versus March beans flared out to almost 9 cents per ...
Chile to lift ban on Paraguayan beef import SANTIAGO: Chilean authorities will lift a ban on imports of Paraguayan beef after they were halted for 14 months due to an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease, the government said on Wednesday.   Before the ban, Chile was one of the main destinations for Paraguayan beef, which is that nation's No. 2 export after soy.   Chile's agriculture and livestock agency lifted the ban, Agriculture Minister Luis Mayol said, but added that imports would not resume until the authorization has ...


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