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Beef producer JBS makes splash with revived bond trade
Brazilian beef producer JBS capitalized Wednesday on a recent upgrade and improving sentiment towards Brazil to revive a bond deal and buyback offer that had been postponed in December.
Thursday, May, 21, 2015 - Reuters - News

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New breed of food execs raised on mergers, not marketing
The consumer goods world has long been dominated by marketing whiz kids raised through the ranks of Procter & Gamble or PepsiCo, but the executives now in demand come from a new school that values cost-cutting and mergers over marketing.
Thursday, May, 21, 2015 - Reuters - News

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USDA seeks input about 2015 crops
During the next several weeks, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will conduct two major mid-year surveys, the June Agricultural Survey and the June Area Survey. The agency will contact nearly 5,100 operations across North Dakota to determine crop production and supplies levels in 2015.
Tuesday, May, 19, 2015 - - News

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Food company Golden County files for Ch. 11 to help planned sale
Prepared foods maker Golden County Foods Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday to help push through a planned sale, which requires the company to scrap a collective bargaining agreement, according to court documents.
Tuesday, May, 19, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Markets: Wheat leads complex
Wheat started the week on the defense, but turned to end the week with strong gains. The corn market made a small bounce off its seven-month lows made the week before last, with the strength in the wheat complex. As of the May 14 close, July soybeans were 19.25 cents lower for the week while November soybeans were down 15 cents. At 10 a.m. May 14, July soybeans were down 0.75 cents and the November contract was up 0.75 cents.
Tuesday, May, 19, 2015 - - News

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GrainCorp to boost U.S. malt output, target craft beer boom
Australian agribusiness GrainCorp Ltd plans to nearly double output capacity at one its U.S. malt plants to capitalise on soaring North American demand for craft beer.
Tuesday, May, 19, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Bayer sees consolidation in crop chemicals, seeds
German drugs and chemicals group Bayer believes further consolidation in the crop chemicals and seeds markets, is likely regardless of the outcome of Monsanto's bid for Syngenta.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Cabbages trump coffee for Tanzania's climate-stressed farmers
In the small village of Kanji, nestled on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, Ludovick Meela is preparing to cut down the rest of the ageing coffee trees on his farm and replace them with vegetables.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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Shrouded in secrecy, one of Africa's biggest land deals stalls
Malian farmer Balima Coulibaly and his fellow villagers watched with dread as 100,000 hectares of fertile land they have farmed for generations were handed to Libyan investors with no discussion about the impact on their impoverished communities.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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Minnesota Legislature reaches buffer zone agreement
Minnesota lawmakers and agriculture interests reached a compromise on buffer strips around water that delays requiring the 50-foot buffers the governor sought, but problems remained Sunday night and negotiations continued.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Kenya plans to privatize sugar companies within 12 months
Kenya has approved the sale of the government's stakes in five sugar companies and expects to sell 75 percent stakes in transactions that will be completed in the next nine to 12 months, the Privatization Commission said on Friday.
Friday, May, 15, 2015 - - News

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U.S. Corn Belt farmland values steady but weakness seen
Prices for prime crop land in the central Corn Belt held up better than other regions in the first quarter, but the outlook for low grain prices looked likely to pressure land values and farm incomes further in coming months, according to Federal Reserve quarterly surveys of farm bankers issued on Thursday.
Friday, May, 15, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Food demand expected to slow
With current prices at their lowest levels in years, some crop farmers will have to dip into savings to cover household expenses if prices do not increase
Friday, May, 15, 2015 - - News

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Mergers and acquisitions activity in Israel shifts beyond high tech
When one of China's biggest food companies was looking to boost its dairy output, it turned to Israel's tiny market, paying about $1.1 billion for control of the country's largest food maker.
Thursday, May, 14, 2015 - Reuters - News

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CME live cattle futures jump on beef price bounce
CHICAGO - Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle gained Wednesday on short-covering following a snapback in wholesale beef values, traders said. June closed up 0.500 cent per lb to 151.975 cents, and August 1.000 cent higher at 150.650 cents.
Wednesday, May, 13, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Owens-Illinois to buy Vitro's food, beverage glass business
Owens-Illinois Inc, which makes bottles for Corona and Pepsi, said it would buy Mexico's Vitro SAB's food and beverage glass container business for about $2.15 billion, as it looks to expand in Latin America.
Wednesday, May, 13, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Cash-strapped Ivorian farmers struggle to ready next cocoa crop
ABIDJAN - Poor weather has resulted in a small, low-quality cocoa crop in several of Ivory Coast's top growing regions, cutting farmers' earnings and leaving them struggling to prepare for next season, they said on Wednesday.
Wednesday, May, 13, 2015 - Reuters - News

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CME live cattle, hogs end higher after volatile session
CHICAGO - Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures settled higher on Tuesday after a choppy day, partly supported by rising wholesale beef values, traders said.
Tuesday, May, 12, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions
The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported Tuesday: ** China's largest grain trader COFCO is setting up a venture with sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corp (CIC) to control COFCO's investments in Dutch trader Nidera and Noble Group Ltd's agribusiness.
Tuesday, May, 12, 2015 - Reuters - News

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CME live cattle gains fade as funds roll positions
CHICAGO - Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures closed lower on Monday, paring early advances, after funds sold or rolled their June positions and bought deferred months, traders said.
Monday, May, 11, 2015 - Reuters - News

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