By Gram Slattery
SAO PAULO, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Nestle SA will launch
its first organic food line in Brazil in the coming weeks, an
executive told Reuters, as the world's biggest food company
makes a global push to capture growing interest in healthy and
Brazil executive manager for dairy and cereals, Carine
Malher, said Nestle was planning to sell 1 million boxes of
organic oatmeal and oat bran products in the country this year.
* Argentine dryness threatens soybean crop
* Weekend Argentine rain disappoints
* Dryness in U.S. Plains underpins wheat
* Soybeans rebound, rise for five out six sessions
* Lack of rains over the weekend support prices
* Record Brazilian crop to offset supply shortfall
TOKYO, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Japan's use of corn in
animal feed rose to 47.4 percent in December from a year
earlier, preliminary data from the Ministry of
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries showed on Tuesday.
Below is a table based on preliminary data from the
farm ministry for Japan's compound feed shipments in
tonnes and each grain's percentage share in feed
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SYDNEY, Feb 20 (Reuters) - U.S. soybean futures rose 1
percent on Tuesday to hit a near seven-month high as dry weather
across key producing regions in Argentina crimps production from
one of the world's largest exporters.
U.S. soybean futures rose 1 percent on Tuesday to hit a near
seven-month high as dry weather across key producing regions in
Argentina crimps production from one of the world's largest
Feb 19 (Reuters) - Mosaic Co, the world's largest
producer of finished phosphate products, on Monday reported a 12
percent rise in net sales driven by higher potash and phosphates
Plymouth, Minnesota-based Mosaic sold 2.5 million tonnes of
diammonium phosphate in the fourth quarter at an average price
of $348 per tonne, up from $317 per tonne a year earlier.
World Trade Organization countries need to prepare for a future without the United States as a member of the club, former WTO chief Pascal Lamy said on Monday.
Brazil's 2017/18 soybean crop is expected to reach 115.6 million tonnes, a record volume, 1.2 percent above the previous record last year of 114.2 million tonnes.
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By Denis Dumo
JUBA, Feb 19 (Reuters) - South Sudanese rebels have released
two Kenyan pilots they were holding after receiving compensation
for the family of a civilian killed when their plane crashed
last month, a rebel spokesman said on Monday.