April 24, 2015

24/04/2015: Women In Agribusiness Summit Minneapolis 2015! (And a couple of bits of other news…)


You may already know about the 10th Oilseed and Grain Trade Summit in Minneapolis (we’ve mentioned it on this blog once or twice) but are all the ladies out there aware that it’s directly preceded by the Women In Agribusiness Summit Minneapolis 2015? In exactly the same venue! Don’t miss your chance to book a place!

Read more HERE.

China’s COFCO to enter global grain super-league with listing


China’s giant state-run grain trading company, COFCO, is planning to list within the next three to five years to advance it into the elite group of companies dominating global grain trade.

But after 11 years of increasing production, Chinese land prices, inputs, and water are all becoming more expensive, and policy makers will need to reassess the county’s self-sufficiency programs. 2014 was the first year that China’s agricultural budget was lower than the year before, meaning that the country will produce less, and will need to rely more on imports.

Read More HERE.

DuPont cuts ag profit hopes citing farmer’s corn-to-soy shift


DuPont, the U.S.-based owner of Pioneer, warns that 2015 will be highly financially competitive due to a shift by U.S. farmers from growing corn to soybeans, and as Brazil, where last year crops were continuously under attack from pests such as the earworm moth caterpillar, faces fewer pest outbreaks.

Read more HERE.

New corn mill is the biggest of many investments for Cargill India


Cargill India is on schedule to begin production at its new corn mill in Karnataka in September of this year. At a cost of US$96.38 million, the mill represents the company’s largest investment in the country to date.

The Indian food processing sector is growing at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10 percent and is forecast to reach US$200 billion by the end of 2015.

Read more HERE.

Russia’s Cherkizovo Group aims for 40 percent hike in 2015 feed grain


Russia’s largest meat and animal feed manufacturer, Cherkizovo Group, is targeting a 40 percent increase year on year for its grain harvest in 2015 to more than 400,000 tons. Since developing its own grain division, the group has become more vertically integrated – manufacturing all of its own feed and reaching a 20 percent self-sufficiency rate in grain in 2014. Eventually the group aims to become 40 percent self-sufficient in grain.
Read more HERE

14th International Rapeseed Congress in the heart of Canola Country – Saskatchewan, Canada. July 5-9, 2015.


Once every four years, industry and research leaders gather from around the globe to discuss advances and challenges around rapeseed and canola. This summer, the 14th International Rapeseed Congress (IRC 2015) will be held in Saskatoon, SK, co-hosted by Ag-West Bio and the Canola Council of Canada.

Read more HERE.

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