U.S. corn futures fell on Thursday, notching the biggest one-day loss since mid-November, after a group of U.S. senators proposed ending that country's mandate to use corn-based ethanol.
Dec 12, 2013 6:29PM
The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) said Thursday it had agreed to acquire the assets of Assiniboia Farmland, a fund that owns and manages a large portfolio of farmland in Saskatchewan, for about $128 million.
Dec 12, 2013 6:14PM
A Federal Court judge has knocked down most, but not all, of the pillars of a proposed class-action suit against the federal government over the deregulation of Prairie wheat and barley marketing.
Dec 12, 2013 5:39PM
Aiming to claim market share in the private-label food business, the maker of Shreddies, Grape-Nuts and Cranberry Almond Crunch cereals has bought a major B.C. processor of dried fruits, trail mixes and nut butters.
Dec 12, 2013 11:48AM
Monsanto, the world's largest seed company, said Tuesday a deal with Danish company Novozymes to form a long-term research and development alliance should accelerate the release of microbial-based products designed to improve crop production.
Dec 12, 2013 6:05AM
Scientists have found that a mutation in a new strain of bird flu infecting people in China can render it resistant to a key first-line treatment drug without limiting its ability to spread in mammals.
Dec 12, 2013 5:52AM
Japan snapped up Canadian wheat for making bread and noodles in a surprise tender that closed Tuesday, ramping up purchases from Canada as its prices fall on bumper harvests.
Dec 12, 2013 5:27AM
Around 16 million people are at risk of hunger across Africa's Sahel belt next year due to conflicts and rapid population growth despite good harvests and rainfall, a senior United Nations official said Tuesday.
Dec 12, 2013 5:07AM
China has blocked the entry of another U.S. corn cargo, and three more may be turned away, after tests found a strain of unapproved genetically-modified (GMO) corn.
Dec 12, 2013 2:48AM
ICE Futures Canada canola contracts dropped sharply lower during the week ended Wednesday, and have more room to the downside as record-large supplies continue to overhang the market and chart signals remain bearish.
Dec 11, 2013 11:19PM