Glencore sets its sights on US grain traders

After striking deals in Russian oil and Congolese copper mining, Glencore has set its sights on the US grain-trading industry. The company sold half of its agriculture division to two Canadian pension More »

Functional Flour is a New Growth Opportunity

Having enhanced nutrient quantities, functional flours offer added benefits to consumers. The flour types used in this growing market are analyzed, as well as applications, market drivers, restraints, and revenue shares and More »

Grains Council meets in Panama to talk global trade

Members of the U.S. Grains Council’s Advisory Teams met this past week at the organisation’s International Marketing Conference in Panama City, Panama, to set direction and priorities for the council’s global activities. More »

High levels of contaminants found in spilled railway grain

After finding elevated levels of contaminants in grain along the railway in Banff and Yoho national parks that may be harmful to wildlife eating it, researchers suggest a speedier removal of grain More »

AHDB: Do you farm in an NVZ?

Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZs) for 2017 to 2020 came into effect on 31 December 2016. For the majority of people there have been no changes to their designation and they continue to More »

 

Glencore sets its sights on US grain traders

After striking deals in Russian oil and Congolese copper mining, Glencore has set its sights on the US grain-trading industry. The company sold half of its agriculture division to two Canadian pension funds for $3.1...
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Functional Flour is a New Growth Opportunity

Having enhanced nutrient quantities, functional flours offer added benefits to consumers. The flour types used in this growing market are analyzed, as well as applications, market drivers, restraints, and revenue shares and forecasts. By Arupratan...
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Grains Council meets in Panama to talk global trade

Members of the U.S. Grains Council’s Advisory Teams met this past week at the organisation’s International Marketing Conference in Panama City, Panama, to set direction and priorities for the council’s global activities. Attendees had a...
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High levels of contaminants found in spilled railway grain

After finding elevated levels of contaminants in grain along the railway in Banff and Yoho national parks that may be harmful to wildlife eating it, researchers suggest a speedier removal of grain and additional monitoring....
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AHDB: Do you farm in an NVZ?

Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZs) for 2017 to 2020 came into effect on 31 December 2016. For the majority of people there have been no changes to their designation and they continue to be, as previously,...
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Topcon Agriculture Introduces new MR-2 permanent GNSS RTK base station

Topcon Agriculture announces a new modular GNSS permanent RTK (real-time kinematic) base station  — the MR-2. Combining all current and planned constellation tracking with a comprehensive set of communication interfaces, the MR-2 is designed to...
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CQ grain game-changer

A Joint proposal between AgForce and GrainCorp announced this week will create more than 200 construction jobs in Central Queensland and will see 20,000 trucks taken off regional roads. The organisations are calling on the...
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Grading changes in Canadian fababeans, chickpeas and wheat made for safety and quality

As of July 1, 2017 all grades of fababeans will have an ergot tolerance of 0.05% in eastern Canada. In western Canada, all grades of fababeans and chickpeas will have an ergot tolerance of 0.05%...
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Laxey Glen Mills’ new rye flour product to feature on the telly

Laxey Glen Mills features its ’historic’ new product on primetime television next Sunday. Countryfile presenters Ellie Harrison and Joe Crowley visited Laxey Glen Mills, where they saw the first batch of its new rye flour...
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Malawi’s president sacks agriculture minister in maize procurement probe

Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika has dismissed the agriculture minister after an investigation into claims that the country paid too much for a delivery of maize from Zambia. Mutharika ordered an investigation last month into the...
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Serendib Flour Mills strengthens online presence with new corporate website

Serendib Flour Mills recently launched its new corporate website in keeping with its vision to strengthen its online presence. The website (www.sfml.lk) was modernised and updated to provide vital information and details to the company’s stakeholders...
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Mexican Companies Craft Plan to Sidestep U.S. Grain Imports

One of Mexico’s largest business groups is working on a bargaining chip ahead of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement: finding alternatives to the U.S. for grain imports. The Consejo Coordinador Empresarial,...
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World’s future food security “in jeopardy” due to multiple challenges, report warns

Mankind’s future ability to feed itself is in jeopardy due to intensifying pressures on natural resources, mounting inequality, and the fallout from a changing climate, warns a new FAO report out. Though very real and...
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A Brexit that benefits agriculture is a Brexit that benefits the nation – Ministers, take note

As Samuel Johnson said: “Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation but the only riches she can call her own”. He may have written this in the eighteenth century but, as the UK prepares...
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