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UPDATE 2-S. African sugar makes rare appearance in small ICE October expiry

01 Oct 2018

NEW YORK, Oct 1 Raw sugar from South Africa made a rare appearance in the cash delivery against an ICE Futures U.S. contract, exchange data and traders said on Monday, the latest sign of the impact of excess global supplies and changes in European Union policy.

EPA details broad expansion of biofuel waiver program

20 Sep 2018

NEW YORK The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published new data detailing how it drastically expanded a biofuels waiver program for oil refiners since President Donald Trump's administration took office, responding to pressure from the corn lobby to boost transparency over the opaque program.

U.S. apple farmers afraid they will be hurt by U.S.-China trade battle

05 Sep 2018

NEW YORK/HONG KONG/BEIJING Apple farmers across the U.S. Northwest fear they will be the next victims of a U.S.-China trade war that left cherry growers in the same region with weak prices and having to scramble for alternative buyers because of prohibitive Chinese tariffs.

Gold hits fresh 2017 lows as investors seek refuge elsewhere

13 Aug 2018

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold prices sank below $1,200 per ounce on Monday to their lowest since late January 2017, losing out to U.S. Treasuries and a strong dollar as investors sought refuge from a financial market rout triggered by a crashing Turkish lira.

Europe's top beet producer to start making lower-sugar sweetener

31 Jul 2018

NEW YORK Suedzucker , Europe's largest beet producer, will start making a sweetener with less sugar to help foodmakers cut the amount needed in treats and cakes, as the industry responds to growing consumer demand for lower sugar content.

U.S. biofuels industry, advocates see hope in Pruitt's successor

06 Jul 2018

NEW YORK, July 6 Corn farmers and biofuels producers cheered the resignation of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt in the hope that his successor may give them more access and fewer threats to reducing domestic requirements.

Sierentz Global Merchants to exit physical energy business: sources

06 Jul 2018

HOUSTON/NEW YORK Sierentz Global Merchants, a commodities trading firm controlled by members of the Louis-Dreyfus family, is exiting its physical energy business, three people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Nestle, Hershey at odds with farmers over U.S. GMO labelling

03 Jul 2018

NEW YORK The world's top food companies and farmers of crops such as beet sugar are pitted against each other as they lobby the U.S. government over plans to label genetically engineered ingredients.

California prohibits city soda taxes through 2030

29 Jun 2018

Big Soda scored a major victory on Thursday as California passed a law that bans local sugar taxes through 2030 in the most populous U.S. state, where cities including Berkeley have approved such levies.

California legislature could protect Big Soda from local taxes

28 Jun 2018

June 28 Big Soda may score a major U.S. victory as California lawmakers weigh a budget bill that would include language preempting future sugar taxes in one of the country's top markets, where a handful of municipalities have voted in favor of such levies.

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