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ABCDs no longer major players in Brazil

May 05, 2016

The world’s agribusiness ABCDs – Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Bunge, Cargill and Louis Dreyfus – are no longer the major market players in Brazilian oilseed and grain export, according to Reuters, which analysed 10 years of shipping data from Williams Shipping Agency.

Clariant boosts bleaching earth capacity in Mexico by 30%

May 04, 2016

Specialty chemicals company Clariant announced that it had increased production capacity for its Tonsil bleaching earths at its Puebla site in Mexico by 30%. 

Golden Agri-Resources aims for 100% palm oil traceability by 2020

May 03, 2016

Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) has published a time-bound plan to achieve 100% traceability for all of the palm oil purchased and processed by the company by 2020, the company announced on 26 April. 

New ADM-Medsofts joint venture deal complete

May 02, 2016

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) announced on 21 April that it had completed its acquisition of a 50% stake in Cairo-based Medsofts Groups to form the 50-50 ADM Medsofts joint venture.

Glencore confirms sale of 40% stake in agricultural business

April 29, 2016

Commodity giant Glencore confirmed on 6 April that it had agreed to sell a 40% stake in its agricultural business to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB).

Global GM crop area falls for first time

April 28, 2016

The global planted area used for GM crops declined for the first time in 20 years during 2015, according to the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA).

First Asian biodiesel plant for Louis Dreyfus in Indonesia

April 27, 2016

Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC Indonesia) announced on 6 April that its first biodiesel plant in Asia has started production.

ADM expanding and modernising Brazilian port

April 26, 2016

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) said on 5 April that it has begun significantly expanding and modernising its Brazilian export terminal in Santos, São Paulo.

GrainCorp expanding processing business

April 25, 2016

Australian oilseed crusher, GrainCorp Oils, has started a major value-adding and processing efficiency move in which it will spend AU$80M to upgrade its Melbourne food products packing plant and move its spreads and commercial oil production and packing lines from Brisbane, Farm Weekly reported on 6 April.

China postpones tighter dockage standards on Canadian canola

April 22, 2016

China’s policy changes on the percentage of foreign material allowed in canola imports from Canada have been postponed until 1 September 2016, according to Real Agriculture.

ADM exits Brazilian ethanol market

April 21, 2016

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) announced on 1 April that a deal had been made to dispose of its only ethanol plant in Brazil.