PARIS, Dec 12 (Reuters) - France has found a case of mild H5N1 bird flu in the southwest of the country, an official report showed on Monday, the same region that has been hit this month by a more virulent strain of the disease.
Bird flu has spread across Europe in recent weeks, forcing some farmers to slaughter flocks or keep them indoors, and its return to France is a setback for poultry producers recovering from an epidemic a year ago.
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By Mark Weinraub
CHICAGO, Dec 12 (Reuters) - U.S. wheat futures weakened on Monday, setting back from a two-day rally after snow in key growing areas during the weekend boosted prospects for the dormant winter wheat crop, traders said.
German Grain Cash Prices Dec 12 Lowest known bids in EUR/t, delivered. At local time 11:30 GMT. Barley, min 62-63 kg/hl Hamburg,Eur/t,Delivered bid offers change Delivered Hamburg Dec 16 148,00 153,00 -0.50 Delivered Hamburg Jan 17 149,00 154,00 0.00 Ex Store Saxony Thüringen Dec 16 126,00 131,00 -0.50 Ex Store Saxony Thüringen Jan 17 127,00 132,00 0.00 Wheat, A-quality, 13 % min Protein, Hagberg 275 Hamburg,Eur/t,Delivered
KIEV, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Around 83 percent of Ukrainian winter grain crops are in a good and satisfactory condition as of Dec. 8, analyst UkrAgroConsult said on Monday. WINTER GRAIN CROP CONDITION, DEC.8 emerged (ha) good satisfactory weak (%) (%) (%) winter wheat 5,532,600 38.7 44.7 16.6 (93.6%) winter barley 806,700 31.3 43.9 24.8 (91.4%)
* Large world inventories seen by USDA * Strong dollar also weighs on prices * Dryness in Argentina limits soybean losses (Writes through after start of European trading, changes byline/dateline) By Michael Hogan and Naveen Thukral HAMBURG/SINGAPORE, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Chicago soybeans, wheat and corn fell on Monday as attention focused on the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) forecasts of hefty world inventories and bumper crops. "Soybeans, wheat and corn are seeing weakness today after the USDA report on
By Tom Polansek
Dec 12 (Reuters) - Major producers of genetically modified seeds, including Monsanto Co and Bayer AG, have long barred U.S. farmers from saving seeds after harvest to replant - a condition that allows the companies to charge every year for the technology.
Now, a smaller challenger, Stine Seed, wants to disrupt that practice.
Next year, family-owned Stine says it will give about 200 farmers in a pilot program the chance to replant genetically modified soybean seeds. The program is expanding after launching this year with about 50 farmers.
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* Methane concentrations shot up much faster in 2014-15
* Cattle, rice paddies, fossil fuel drilling main culprits
By Geert De Clercq
PARIS, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Global methane emissions from agriculture and other sources have surged in recent years, threatening efforts to slow climate change, an international study has found.
SEOUL, Dec 12 (Reuters) - South Korea's agriculture ministry said on Monday it will issue a temporary nationwide ban on the transportation of poultry to contain the spread of bird flu, with 43 outbreaks recorded in Asia's fourth-largest economy.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said in a statement that the movement control order will be effective for 48 hours, from 1500 GMT on Monday or midnight in Seoul.
* Soybeans gain for 4 out of 5 sessions, corn eases after rally * Market building in weather premium in beans on Argentina dryness (Adds comment, detail) By Naveen Thukral SINGAPORE, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Chicago soybeans extended gains on Monday, rising for four out five sessions with hot and dry weather in parts of Argentina's oilseed belt buoying the market. Corn was unchanged after last session's rally as prices were capped by ample global supply, while wheat edged lower after two days of gains. "Southern Argentina is forecast to receive some rain today
SYDNEY, Dec 12 (Reuters) - U.S. soybeans rose on Monday as dry weather concerns in Argentina underpinned the second consecutive session of gains. FUNDAMENTALS * The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.6 percent to $10.43-3/4 a bushel, having firmed 1 percent on Friday. * The most active corn futures fell 0.14 percent to $3.59 a bushel, having gained 1.7 percent in the previous session. * The most active wheat futures fell 0.3 percent to $4.15 a bushel, having closed up 1.96 percent on Friday.