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Cream of Wheat maker to buy Crisco line from Smucker

Shortening, cooking oil brand goes to B+G Foods

The U.S. company behind the Crisco brand of cooking oils and shortenings is selling that product line to the maker of Cream of Wheat cereal and Green Giant vegetables. New Jersey-based B+G Foods announced Monday it will buy the Crisco product lines from Ohio-based J.M. Smucker for about US$550 million (C$725.1 million). The sale includes […] Read more




Rance: Sustainability isn’t a burden, but an opportunity

It didn’t take long for a young cattle rancher from Saskatchewan to capture the audience’s attention at the recent Canada 2020 National Forum on Agri-Food in Ottawa. “For me, the word ‘sustainability’ is synonymous with McDonald’s,” said Adrienne Ivey, who is part of a family corporation managing 3,000 beef cattle on a 10,000-acre spread near […] Read more



U.S. grains: Soybean futures set two-week high

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures rose for a fifth straight session to their highest in two weeks as Chinese importers on Monday bought at least five bulk cargo shipments of the oilseed from the United States, or about 300,000 tonnes, traders said. A rally to four-week highs in soyoil futures helped support the […] Read more





U.S. grains: Corn, soy up on short-covering

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures edged higher on Friday for the first time in seven sessions in a short-covering bounce, but remained near three-month lows as forecast rain in Argentina eased concern about a potential supply risk. Corn was slightly higher on short-covering ahead of the Christmas holiday weekend, while wheat slipped as […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soybeans at three-month low

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures fell to a three-month low on Thursday, the sixth straight session of declines, on pressure from easing vegetable oil prices and improving crop weather in South America. Wheat and corn futures both were the highest in more than a week, with prices notching narrow gains on better-than-expected U.S. […] Read more