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Bunge Announces Leadership Transition
12/14/2018 3:08:16 PM
  Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG), a leader in agriculture, food and ingredients, today announced that its Chief Executive Officer Soren Schroder will step down.
Fonterra to help farmers get greater milk price certainty
Fonterra to help farmers get greater milk price certainty
12/14/2018 3:06:22 PM
Fixed Milk Price joins a set of seven innovative financial tools to assist farmers in sharing up and investing in their farms. These tools include the Share-up Over Time Contract, Invest as You Earn, Dividend Reinvestment Plan, Strike Price Contract, Contract Fee for Units and Farm Source’s Reward Dollars for Shares and Smart Finance.
De Groene Weg reaches milestone of 100,000 organic pigs in one year
De Groene Weg reaches milestone of 100,000 organic pigs in one year
12/14/2018 3:02:55 PM
De Groene Weg, Vion’s subsidiary which focuses exclusively on the purchase, production and valorisation of organic meat, has grown strongly over the past years.
Arla acquires Middle East and Africa Kraft branded cheese business from Mondeléz International
Arla acquires Middle East and Africa Kraft branded cheese business from Mondeléz International
12/14/2018 2:53:02 PM
European dairy cooperative Arla Foods (“Arla”) has reached an agreement with American multinational confectionery, food, and beverage company Mondeléz International (“Mondeléz”) to acquire its processed cheese business in the Middle East region, which is currently licensed under the Kraft brand.
Cargill outlines plan to end cocoa deforestation
Cargill outlines plan to end cocoa deforestation
12/14/2018 2:42:53 PM
 Cargill has outlined its plan to eliminate deforestation from its cocoa supply chain. The  Protect Our Planet plan  provides concrete actions the company is taking to achieve 100 percent cocoa bean traceability and includes a commitment of “no further conversion” of any forest land in Ghana and Ivory Coast for cocoa production.
FrieslandCampina and DMK Group sign a manufacturing agreement
FrieslandCampina and DMK Group sign a manufacturing agreement
12/14/2018 2:36:11 PM
FrieslandCampina will bring in milk supplied by its members, know-how and recipes, and will market the mozzarella cheese. DMK will provide in the production facilities and expertise.
Thai Union Launches State-of-the-Art Marine Oil Refinery in Germany
Thai Union Launches State-of-the-Art Marine Oil Refinery in Germany
12/14/2018 2:33:02 PM
Thai Union Group PCL., one of the world’s leading seafood producers, has successfully commissioned its USD $24 million Thai Union Marine Nutrients tuna oil refinery.
Scientists Overhaul Corn Domestication Story With Multidisciplinary Analysis
Scientists Overhaul Corn Domestication Story With Multidisciplinary Analysis
12/14/2018 1:55:50 PM
Smithsonian scientists and collaborators are revising the history of one of the world’s most important crops. Drawing on genetic and archaeological evidence, researchers have found that a predecessor of today’s corn plants still bearing many features of its wild ancestor was likely brought to South America from Mexico more than 6,500 years ago.
2018 Farm Bill Offers Promise for the Prairie
2018 Farm Bill Offers Promise for the Prairie
12/13/2018 2:55:35 AM
In response to passage of the Farm Bill, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) released the following statement from  Dr. Melinda Cep, senior director for policy, food and markets: “We finally have a Farm Bill that offers promising news for America’s prairie.
Easy Solar Add-On Drives 60% Growth for Portable Sanitation Business
Easy Solar Add-On Drives 60% Growth for Portable Sanitation Business
12/11/2018 3:40:08 PM
LunarGlo’s majority owner Judy Barton isn’t getting much rest these days as she’s been busy fielding inquiries and shipping their proprietary solar powered lights and vents to customers as far away as New Zealand, the Middle East and Europe.
J. Erik Fyrwald to Join Bunge Limited Board of Directors
J. Erik Fyrwald to Join Bunge Limited Board of Directors
12/7/2018 11:35:41 AM
 Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG) today announced that J. Erik Fyrwald has been appointed to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Mr. Fyrwald, 59, is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Syngenta, a leading global agriculture company, a position he has held since 2016.
Vion is modifying its Robust delivery module as part of the Good Farming Balance supply chain concept
Vion is modifying its Robust delivery module as part of the Good Farming Balance supply chain concept
12/7/2018 11:22:13 AM
In October 2017, Vion introduced Robusto, a premium ham for the premium segment of the Italian market for cured hams. This successful introduction was followed in April 2018 by the launch of Robusto for ham curers in Spain.
New Cargill Protein Headquarters Opens Door to the Future
New Cargill Protein Headquarters Opens Door to the Future
12/7/2018 10:13:27 AM
 With a new headquarters of its North American protein operations, Cargill is focused on inspiring the future of protein. The new state-of-the-art building was created as a destination to retain and recruit top talent and immerse customers in innovative culinary and food sensory experiences.
Fonterra revises forecast Farmgate Milk Price and provides Q1 update
Fonterra revises forecast Farmgate Milk Price and provides Q1 update
12/7/2018 10:05:31 AM
• Forecast Farmgate Milk Price range: $6.00 - $6.30 per kgMS • Forecast earnings per share range: 25-35 cents • Forecast New Zealand milk collections: 1,550 million kgMS, up 3% • Sales volumes: 3.6 billion LME, down 6% • Revenue: $3.8 billion, down 4% • Gross margin: $646 million, down $14 million • Gross margin percentage: 17%, up from 16.6% • …
CDFA Accepting Concept Proposals for 2019 Fertilizer Research and Education Program Grants
12/6/2018 3:45:32 PM
The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) is now accepting concept proposals for the 2019 grant cycle.
Responding to the Needs of Local Schools, USDA Publishes School Meals Final Rule
Responding to the Needs of Local Schools, USDA Publishes School Meals Final Rule
12/6/2018 3:38:14 PM
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today empowered local schools with additional options to serve healthy and appealing meals. A final rule on school meal flexibilities, to be published later this month in the Federal Register, increases local flexibility in implementing school nutrition standards for milk, whole grains, and sodium.
Herders support the idea of pastureland use fee
Herders support the idea of pastureland use fee
12/6/2018 1:36:20 PM
In collaboration with other parties, WWF-Mongolia organized a meeting "Let’s listen to Herders" in November 2018 in several soums of Khovd and Gobi-Altai province of the Altai Sayan Ecoregion.
More Investment in Resilience and Development Needed to Tackle Sahel Hunger Crisis
More Investment in Resilience and Development Needed to Tackle Sahel Hunger Crisis
12/6/2018 7:36:44 AM
A massive increase in investment in resilience, and an improvement in existing systems of food crisis management and prevention are needed if there is to be sustainable improvement in the worsening hunger crisis gripping the Sahel region, said Oxfam together with Action Against Hunger and Save the Children.
World’s First Startup Accelerator for Land Restoration Launches in Africa
World’s First Startup Accelerator for Land Restoration Launches in Africa
12/6/2018 6:09:01 AM
There has never been a better time to invest in land restoration. Entrepreneurs are finding new ways to make money from sustainably managing forests and farms, especially in Africa and Latin America.
Deere & Company Raises Dividend
Deere & Company Raises Dividend
12/5/2018 3:22:33 PM
The Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) Board of Directors today increased the company’s quarterly dividend to $.76 per share on common stock. The dividend is payable February 1, 2019, to stockholders of record on December 31, 2018.