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    1. August 17, 2015

      Cargill makes bet on global appetite for farmed salmon

      Cargill has made the second largest acquisition in its 150-year history in a wager on strengthening global appetite for...

    2. August 6, 2015

      Farmer hoarding and impairment charges push Cargill to loss

      Cargill, the leading international agricultural trader, fell into the red for the three months to May as it struggled...

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    1. June 17, 2015

      Global cotton futures contract clears hurdle

      Intercontinental Exchange moved a step closer to listing a new cotton futures contract linked to delivery points around...

    2. April 28, 2015

      Mercuria earnings rise after JPMorgan unit swallowed

      Mercuria posted unchanged earnings last year as the fast-growing commodities trader digested the acquisition of...

    3. April 26, 2015

      Commodity trading chiefs upbeat at FT conference

      After a period of weakness in commodity markets, some of the world’s biggest traders gathered on the shores of Lake...

    4. April 23, 2015

      Olam hit at almond ‘villain’ claim over water use

      Disagreement has broken out between leading agribusiness chiefs over the cultivation of almonds in drought-stricken...

    5. April 22, 2015

      Olam chief calls for carbon pricing in order to control emissions

      The chief executive of Olam, one of the world’s biggest traders of agricultural commodities, has called for carbon...

    6. April 21, 2015

      Mercuria resumes search for big investor

      Mercuria is to resume its search for a major investor to help in the next stage of its expansion, the CEO of the Swiss...

    7. April 21, 2015

      California faces ‘almonds v people’ dilemma

      California needs to reconsider whether it is the best place for almonds to be grown in the face of the state’s water...

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      April 21, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Tuesday, - Of NY’s pension pot: “When you’re that big, it’s fair to ask why you’re paying external...

    9. April 19, 2015

      Cargill guards private life in 150th year

      When the largest shareholder in Cargill wanted out, management drew up a spreadsheet with 13 possible options. One...

    10. April 15, 2015

      Saudi Arabia buys stake in Canadian grain handling company

      A state-owned Saudi Arabian investment company and Bunge, the agricultural trading house, have taken control of...

    11. April 9, 2015

      Rising demand for protein fattens Cargill’s profit

      A resurgent meat business has propelled a one-third rise in net profit at Cargill, the world’s biggest agricultural...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. February 3, 2015

      Sugar overcapacity dominates bitter sweet debate in Dubai

      As sugar manufacturing, refining and trading executives gathered for this year’s Platts Kingsman Dubai Sugar...

    16. January 30, 2015

      SHV raises Nutreco offer in bid to wrap up deal

      SHV Holdings have increased their bid for Dutch animal feed group Nutreco for the second time in an attempt to quell...

    17. January 22, 2015

      Cargill joint venture positioned to beat sugar market blues

      The sugar market has been a tough place for the past five years. Prices have been on a downward trajectory, more than...

    18. 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...

    19. January 7, 2015

      McDonald’s Japan apologises over safety woes

      McDonald’s has apologised after a string of incidents in Japan where objects — from a human tooth to pieces of vinyl...

    20. December 23, 2014

      China’s GM crops fail to bear fruit

      In a speech a year ago, Xi Jinping backed China’s development of genetically modified crops as a means of strengthening...

    21. December 18, 2014

      Investors eye gains from US-Cuba detente

      Cargill, the private US commodities trader, was among the first to welcome the announced easing of US trade...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. December 16, 2014

      Investors wait for Cargill to raise Nutreco stakes

      Any doubts about Cargill’s intentions for Nutreco, the Dutch animal and fish feed group, were erased last week, as the...

    26. December 11, 2014

      Cargill returns to Nutreco battle with standalone offer plan

      The battle for Nutreco intensified on Thursday after US agricultural trader Cargill announced that it would make a...

    27. December 5, 2014

      Nutreco backs SHV’s €3bn takeover approach

      Nutreco has called on its shareholders to back a €3bn takeover approach from SHV Holdings, the Dutch trading group. The...

    28. November 30, 2014

      Nutreco adds to advisers ahead of potential Cargill counter-offer

      Nutreco, the Dutch fish and animal feed group that has agreed to a €3bn takeover by SHV Holdings, has bolstered its...

    29. 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...

    30. November 18, 2014

      Shareholders urge Nutreco to open books to Cargill and Permira

      Shareholders in Nutreco have called on the Dutch fish and animal feed group to open its books to Cargill and Permira,...

    31. November 13, 2014

      Cargill set to lock horns in fight over Nutreco

      Let battle commence. The announcement of an agreed offer for Dutch animal and fish feed group Nutreco has pitted one...

    32. November 10, 2014

      SHV Holdings raises bid for Dutch animal feed group Nutreco

      Investor hopes of a bidding war sent shares in Nutreco up 15 per cent on Monday after Dutch trading group SHV Holdings...

    33. October 30, 2014

      Cargill expands into base metals

      Cargill, one of the largest private suppliers of food and grains across the world, is moving into base metal...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. September 23, 2014

      Tate & Lyle: hard to swallow

      There is increasing evidence that artificial sweeteners make you fat. The effect does not extend to your wallet. On...

    38. 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...

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