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    1. June 25, 2015

      Rain delays to US planting lift corn and soya prices

      Fields too wet to drive a tractor, corn stalks flattened by gusts, submerged silos: wild weather in the US Midwest has...

    2. May 7, 2015

      Agriculture outlook provides bright spot for Glencore

      Glencore investors disappointed by the company’s quarterly production report released this week — especially in metals...

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    1. May 6, 2015

      Wheat heavyweights battle for global market share

      An Australian agricultural official asked a pointed question at a recent conference: “Are we at risk of becoming the...

    2. April 21, 2015

      Tate & Lyle wields axe to bolster profits

      Tate & Lyle is to withdraw from European bulk ingredients and take an axe to its sucralose operations in a...

    3. April 8, 2015

      Argentine soyabean ‘stocks bubble’ set to burst

      Argentina’s soyabean “stocks bubble” is about to burst as the country’s farmers are set to sell their crops to support...

    4. March 26, 2015

      Margarita Louis-Dreyfus strengthens grip on food trader with ‘supermajority’

      Margarita Louis-Dreyfus is strengthening her grip on the holding company that controls Louis Dreyfus Commodities, one...

    5. March 2, 2015

      Noble chairman increases his stake

      The chairman and founder of Noble Group has increased his shareholding in the commodity trader as it attempts to deal...

    6. February 11, 2015

      Australia to clamp down on foreign property buyers

      Australia is tightening scrutiny of foreign ownership in agriculture and real estate to combat public fears that...

    7. February 3, 2015

      ADM sells stake in Brazilian export terminal to Glencore

      Archer Daniels Midland is forming a joint venture with the commodities trading house Glencore to quadruple the amount...

    8. January 8, 2015

      Bumper harvest boosts Cargill profits

      Cargill, the food commodities trader, raked in bumper profits during a quarter in which farmers across North America...

    9. December 18, 2014

      Welcome to the world of Big Chocolate

      Olam’s purchase of Archer Daniels Midland’s cocoa processing business announced this week catapults the company into...

    10. December 17, 2014

      China reopens to Syngenta corn strain

      China has approved imports of biotech corn developed by Syngenta, a senior US official said on Wednesday, after...

    11. December 17, 2014

      Asia’s agribusinesses enter new fields

      For more than a century, the trading of crops that go into food products consumed around the globe has been controlled...

    12. December 16, 2014

      Olam buys Archer Daniels Midland’s cocoa business for $1.3bn

      Olam is buying the cocoa business of Archer Daniels Midland for $1.3bn, in the biggest deal by the Singaporean...

    13. December 5, 2014

      ADM boosts stake in food commodities rival Wilmar

      Archer Daniels Midland has increased its stake in Wilmar International of Singapore as the food commodities giant tries...

    14. November 28, 2014

      Louis Dreyfus appoints Mayo Schmidt as chief executive

      Louis Dreyfus Commodities, one of the world’s largest agricultural trading houses, has appointed Mayo Schmidt as its...

    15. November 6, 2014

      Juan Luciano named new chief of Archer Daniels Midland

      Archer Daniels Midland has named Juan Luciano as its new chief executive, effective January next year, succeeding...

    16. October 28, 2014

      Cofco unveils IPO plans to compete with US agribusinesses

      Cofco, the Chinese state-owned grain trader, on Tuesday sought to ensure that it can compete with leading US...

    17. October 7, 2014

      Cargill sees net profits fall 25% in Q1 amid scarcity of soyabeans

      Cargill, the agricultural trading house, reported a 26 per cent fall in net profit in its first quarter as a scarcity...

    18. September 30, 2014

      Coffee boosts Louis Dreyfus profits

      Louis Dreyfus Commodities, one of the world’s largest agricultural trading houses, has reported a 10 per cent increase...

    19. September 23, 2014

      Commodities: Cereal excess

      Towering like a missile above the Illinois prairie town of Monticello, the galvanised metal silo that Topflight Grain...

    20. September 15, 2014

      A company’s headquarters should be aligned with its heart

      Every time I hear about a company relocating its headquarters I think of the Marvin Gaye song “Wherever I Lay My Hat...

    21. September 12, 2014

      Cargill sues Syngenta over seed dispute

      Cargill, one of the largest suppliers of agricultural products and food, is seeking damages from Syngenta in a state...

    22. September 10, 2014

      Japan’s Ajinomoto to buy Windsor Quality for $800m

      Ajinomoto, Japan’s biggest seasoning maker, is to buy US frozen foods maker Windsor Quality Holdings for $800m in its...

    23. September 2, 2014

      Cargill buys six chocolate plants from ADM

      Cargill, the agricultural commodities trader, has strengthened its presence in the cocoa and chocolate sector by buying...

    24. August 7, 2014

      Cargill fourth-quarter profits fall 12% to cap challenging year

      Cargill has reported a 12 per cent decline in fourth-quarter profits after the commodities trader was forced to book a...

    25. August 5, 2014

      Archer Daniels shines in weaker market

      The sun shone on Archer Daniels Midland after the agriculture company reported better than expected earnings in the...

    26. August 5, 2014

      US grain export recovery boosts ADM

      Strong ethanol demand and US grain exports pushed up second-quarter profits at Archer Daniels Midland despite hoarding...

    27. July 11, 2014

      Letter from Lex: organisation and artistry

      Defining the right shape and structure for a company is more of an art than a science. If so, this week has seen plenty...

    28. July 7, 2014

      ADM / Wild Flavors: a natural fit

      If you are what you eat, then drinking well seems obvious. Archer Daniels Midland, the US agricultural company, on...

    29. July 7, 2014

      Peabody leads miners lower

      The energy and mining sectors were among the worst performing on a listless Monday as broker Deutsche Bank cut its...

    30. July 7, 2014

      Archer Daniels Midland buys Wild Flavors for €2.3bn

      It is said you cannot buy good taste. Archer Daniels Midland is spending billions to prove the adage wrong. The...

    31. June 19, 2014

      ADM goes head to head with Ajinomoto for Wild Flavors

      Archer Daniels Midland, a US-based corn processor, and Ajinomoto, a Japanese producer of seasonings and curry sauces,...

    32. June 8, 2014

      Maize price decline and export rise fire optimism of ethanol refiners

      For a sector on the defensive, US ethanol producers are remarkably sanguine. Motor fuel consumption is stagnating...

    33. May 11, 2014

      Cargill could do better, declares chief

      Cargill, one of the largest suppliers of agricultural products and foods, is looking to raise its game after several...

    34. May 11, 2014

      Cargill seeks fresh recipe for success

      A muddy industrial complex on the Saskatchewan prairie is a crossroads of Canadian agriculture. Bags of seed are...

    35. April 29, 2014

      Weather dents ADM’s core grain division

      Archer Daniels Midland reported lower than expected first-quarter earnings after weaker margins and adverse winter...

    36. April 25, 2014

      Dreyfus begins search for new chief

      Louis Dreyfus Commodities, one of the world’s largest agricultural trading houses, has launched the search for a new...

    37. April 15, 2014

      Archer Daniels Midland abandons sale of cocoa unit

      Disagreement over price led Archer Daniels Midland to abandon talks to sell its global cocoa business and narrow its...

    38. April 4, 2014

      Commodities Summit: Lessons from Lausanne

      A dozen things we learnt at the FT’s Commodities Global Summit in Lausanne this week. 1) Glencore Xstrata chief...

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