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GRAINS-Wheat gains on global food supply concerns; soybeans up 1%

Reuters - 3/30/2020 4:01:00 AM
Soybeans rise as top importer China faces supply squeeze Corn loses ground on grim demand outlook (Adds details on China’s soybean shortage, quote in paragraphs 4, 5, and upda

Ukraine sells flour to curb price rise, monitors wheat exports

Reuters - 3/27/2020 4:38:00 PM
Ukraine's economy ministry said on Friday the state-run grain firm DPZKU and Agrarian Fund would sell 128,000 tonnes of wheat flour on the local market, aiming to curb a jump in prices caused by fears over the rapid spread of coronavirus.

Wheat heads for weekly gain while Russia considers export limits

Houston Chronicle - 3/27/2020 5:34:00 PM
Russia, the world's biggest wheat exporter, proposed limiting grain shipments to protect its own food security in the face of the spreading coronavirus pandemic. The quota being considered is loose enough that grain shipments will likely keep flowing as normal.

Metals roar back as wheat prices take root

The Oklahoman - 3/29/2020 10:00:00 AM
Gold and silver exploded higher this week, with gold re-approaching seven-year highs near $1,700 per ounce. As investors’ panic “sell everything” mentality has calmed, the metals are finding eager bargain hunters.

Spike in prices of essential commodities

The Tribune - 3/28/2020 1:58:00 AM
Residents of slums and inner city of Patiala have raised concern over hike in prices of commodities, sadly the same has been recorded with retail chains as well. Prices of wheat flour have touched Rs 35 per kg in some areas while the residents of Mathura Colony and Baba Veer Singh Colony have also raised the same concern. The grocery shop ...

GRAINS-Wheat retreats from 2-month peak as virus fallout assessed

Reuters - 3/26/2020 6:20:00 PM
U.S. wheat futures fell on Thursday, retreating from a two-month high set the

Coronavirus undermines Indian crop prices, derails rural rebound

YAHOO! - 3/20/2020 9:38:00 AM
Indian farmer Banwarilal Bhardwaj was planning to buy a car after harvesting his winter-sown crops that were promising bumper returns. "If prices fall any further, I'll struggle to even repay the loan,

Covid-19 outbreak: Residents fume as prices of food commodities rise

The Tribune - 3/27/2020 1:24:00 AM
“A particular vendor in the area who is politically associated is providing the commodities at steep prices. The situation is becoming a major issue for all residents. He said the vendor sold wheat flour at Rs 300 per 10 kg and onion at Rs 50 per kg. Another from the same area complained, “There are many daily wagers in the area and others ...

Prices of food commodities go up in wholesale markets

Dawn - 3/28/2020 2:53:00 AM
saying the prices rose due to the hurdles in supply of the commodity from Punjab soon after the lockdown was announced. “The prices rose due to the lockdown as the supply of wheat was suspended from Sindh province,” Sadaqat Ullah, a spokesman for the FoodGrainDealers and Merchants Association, Peshawar, told Dawn. He hoped that if the goods ...

Why orange juice prices are soaring on global markets

YAHOO! - 3/26/2020 4:30:00 AM
The future price of orange juice has spiked by more than 20% this month as consumers look for healthy products during the coronavirus pandemic. While demand has risen, supply has been hit as producers struggle to transport goods due to transport restrictions.