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  1. 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 court...

  2. 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 the...

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  1. 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 loss...

  2. June 23, 2014

    Cocoa deficit puts the squeeze on chocolate bars

    Chocoholics have suspected it for years but now it is official. Welcome to the era of the shrinking chocolate bar. At the...

  3. June 20, 2014

    US commodities regulator wrestles hedgers and speculators

    A meeting on commodities regulation held in Washington this week at times felt like an argument among lexicographers. The...

  4. June 16, 2014

    CFTC moves to curb speculators face revision

    A long-running effort to constrain speculation in commodities markets could face another round of revision. Almost five...

  5. May 18, 2014

    Health craze whips up prices for egg whites

    A run on egg whites in the US food industry has made prices sizzle for the sticky ingredient, stirring up turbulence for...

  6. May 11, 2014

    Cargill keeps close eye on assets in Russia and Ukraine

    Cargill has invested more than $1bn in Russia since entering the country in 1991, giving it a stake in the outcome of the...

  7. 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 years...

  8. 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 stacked in...

  9. 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 weather...

  10. 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 chief...

  11. 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 focus...

  12. April 8, 2014

    New Cargill chief set back by wild swings in US power markets

    The new chief executive at Cargill has had a difficult first quarter on the job as losses in electricity trading and...

  13. April 2, 2014

    Noble / Cofco: foraging for food

    First Nidera, now Noble. China seems to have started an agribusiness push right in the middle of the alphabet. That would...

  14. April 1, 2014

    Commodities trading houses see more assertive China

    Leaders of two of the largest agricultural trading houses have outlined a more assertive role for China in global food...

  15. March 27, 2014

    Cargill and Brazil’s Copersucar join forces in sugar venture

    Cargill, a leading US agricultural trading house, and Brazil’s Copersucar have agreed to join forces to create one of the...

  16. March 26, 2014

    Louis Dreyfus profits drop after grain surplus

    Louis Dreyfus Commodities, one of the world’s largest food trading houses, has reported a sharp drop in annual profits,...

  17. March 17, 2014

    Cotton origins picked for world futures contract

    Cotton grown on five continents will underpin a new futures market for the fibre as the US loses its central role as a...

  18. March 10, 2014

    Trade fears sprout in the GMO divide

    In a video advert for Syngenta’s new genetically modified seeds, the camera pans across a row of immature corn stalks, then...

  19. March 5, 2014

    Minor global agribusiness deals expected

    A wave of big takeovers in global agribusiness stalled late last year, when the Australian government said no to Archer...

  20. March 5, 2014

    China’s Cofco takes on global trading houses

    Taste for commodities Two years ago China’s state-owned grains trader announced a $10bn war chest for foreign mergers and...

  21. February 25, 2014

    Expansion back on track as Wilmar shifts focus

    For an Asian agribusiness that spent its first two decades impressing western rivals Cargill and Archer Daniels Midland with...

  22. February 9, 2014

    Commodities traders take aim at rule to limit speculation

    Some of the world’s biggest commodities traders will take a strong line against a new plan to limit market speculation,...

  23. beyondbrics

    January 13, 2014

    New York headlines

    * Thai protesters block roads as Bangkok faces shutdown * Hindu minority hit by Bangladesh violence * Supreme Court to hear...

  24. January 12, 2014

    Cargill acquires stake in Ukraine agribusiness

    Cargill, the US-based agriculture trading group, has doled out $200m for a stake in UkrLandFarming, Ukraine’s largest...

  25. January 10, 2014

    Corn climbs on supply weakness surprise

    Corn prices jumped after the world’s biggest grower reported slightly less supply than expected. The publication of several...

  26. December 6, 2013

    Are commodities traders ‘too big to fail’?

    When the banking industry’s top lobby group commissioned a report on commodity trading houses the idea was to show trading...

  27. November 10, 2013

    ‘Chocfinger’ looks to offload Armajaro Trading

    Armajaro, the commodity and hedge fund group co-founded by Anthony Ward, the cocoa trader dubbed “Chocfinger”, is seeking a...

  28. October 10, 2013

    Chocolate whispers: ADM and Cargill’s antitrust headache

    With Cargill and Archer Daniels Midland expected to agree to a second M&A cocoa deal in a year, things are hotting up in the...

  29. October 9, 2013

    Cargill net profits down 41 per cent at drought effects

    Cargill reported a drop in net profits as supply scarcity resulting from last year’s US drought held back its global grain...

  30. October 8, 2013

    Cargill in final talks over ADM cocoa unit

    Cargill, the world’s top agricultural trading house, is in final negotiations for the purchase of rival Archer Daniels...

  31. beyondbrics

    October 6, 2013

    Week ahead: Oct 7-13

    The week ahead in emerging markets: Obama misses out on two high-profile Asia summits, Yum and Cargill report earnings, the...

  32. October 3, 2013

    US shutdown stymies pig trading

    The partial US government shutdown has left the $97bn domestic pig market groping in the dark after crucial price...

  33. October 3, 2013

    Drought of 2012 hangs over Louis Dreyfus

    Louis Dreyfus Commodities reported a double-digit drop in first-half profits after the continued effects of last year’s...

  34. beyondbrics

    October 2, 2013

    Colombia: Cargill accused of overbuying land

    Land ownership has always been a hot issue in Colombia, and it is regarded as the underlying cause of the internal armed...

  35. September 25, 2013

    Ex Louis Dreyfus Commodities chief takes chair

    Serge Schoen, the former chief executive of Louis Dreyfus Commodities, has been appointed chairman of the trading house’s...

  36. September 19, 2013

    ConAgra warns on profits

    ConAgra, the US packaged foods company, warned second-quarter profits would fall below estimates on weakness in its consumer...

  37. September 19, 2013

    Syngenta unveils seven-year plan to boost yields

    Syngenta, the world’s largest agricultural chemicals company by sales, is to call on farmers to use less pesticide and...

  38. September 18, 2013

    Bunge, Cargill, Dreyfus and ADM face new challenges

    The people in charge of feeding the world are changing. Last week Cargill named the ninth chief executive in its 148-year...

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