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Michael Hogan

GRAINS-Corn climbs to near 2-year high on U.S. planting delays

28 May 2019

* U.S. rain also supports soybeans, wheat (Recasts with European trade, adds new comment, changes dateline)

UPDATE 2-Germany’s Nordzucker posts loss, sees another this year

23 May 2019

BRAUNSCHWEIG, GERMANY, May 23 Germany's second largest sugar refiner Nordzucker on Thursday became the latest major European producer to post a loss as the industry battles against a slump in prices.

UPDATE 1-Suedzucker sees tough year on weak sugar prices

16 May 2019

HAMBURG, May 16 The CEO of Suedzucker, Europe's largest sugar refiner, said on Thursday trading conditions are expected to remain tough in the first half of its 2019/20 financial year because of low sugar prices but an improvement could be in sight from October.

Soybeans fall as news of U.S.-China trade deal awaited

05 Mar 2019

HAMBURG Chicago soybeans fell on Tuesday as dealers awaited more news on a trade agreement to reopen China's huge soybean market to U.S. exports.

UPDATE 2-Leading Russian state bank tightens grip on Black Sea grain export hub

14 Feb 2019

* Novorossiisk is Russia's main deep-sea grain export hub (Adds context, reaction of traders)

Hangover for UK farmers as Brexit uncertainty hits brewing barley sales to EU

11 Jan 2019

LONDON/HAMBURG Sales of British malting barley to European Union brewers and malt producers for delivery after Brexit have come to a virtual stop because of uncertainty about future trading relations.

Russia eyes new wheat export frontiers in challenge to EU, U.S.

22 Nov 2018

MOSCOW/HAMBURG Russia, already the world's leading wheat exporter, is bent on taking further market share from the European Union and United States with a new attempt to crack what have traditionally been its most difficult destinations.

Nordzucker in talks to buy Australia's Mackay Sugar

16 Nov 2018

(Paragraph four of this Nov. 15 story has been corrected to make clear that Nordzucker offer is "non legally-binding.")

UPDATE 3-Saudi Arabia buys 1.02 mln T of feed barley in big sale by Glencore

05 Nov 2018

* Glencore dominates tender, sells all but one cargo (Adds comment from SAGO head)

EU farmers battle parched soil to harvest smaller sugar beet crop

25 Oct 2018

PARIS/HAMBURG A continuing lack of rain in Europe has slowed sugar beet harvesting as farmers struggle to lift the crop from parched soil, which could further shrink yields this year.

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