Market News

  • Kenya to Import Yellow Corn for First Time Since 2011 on Drought


    02/17/2017 02:10 AM

    Kenya has approved the import of 5 million bags, or 450,000 metric tons, of yellow corn from Ukraine as a drought slashes its own output of the grain.

     

  • Trump's Contempt for Trade Deals Spurs Anxiety: What's Next?
    02/16/2017 06:51 PM

    Donald Trump is moving quickly to dismantle seven decades of American policy built on trade deals and multinational alliances that help fuel the U.S. and global economies.

  • Russian Oligarch Buys Black Earth Farming for $184 Million
    02/14/2017 04:26 PM

    Since 2005, Swedish-backed Black Earth Farming has emerged as a major landowner in southwest Russia, holding more than 600,000 acres (244,000 hectares) as of 2015. But yesterday, the company announced it has entered into an agreement to sell its Russian operations, distribute the proceeds to its shareholders, and initiate a voluntary liquidation of the company.

  • French Farmers Angered by Worst Crisis in Decades
    02/14/2017 03:31 PM

    EU farm aid no longer offsets slump from EU’s Russia sanctions.