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The Andersons, Inc. to acquire Lansing Trade Group

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The Andersons, Inc. announced that it has entered into a merger agreement with Lansing Trade Group, LLC, its long-time affiliate, to acquire the 67.5% of Lansing equity that it does not already own for cash and stock currently valued at a total of approximately $305 million. In addition to paying approximately $175 million in cash, the Company will issue unregistered …

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Louis Dreyfus CEO quits in latest shakeup at commodity giant

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Louis Dreyfus announced the departure of both its chief executive and its finance head, in the latest management shakeup at the agricultural commodity giant. The group said in a statement that Gonzalo Ramirez Martiarena had resigned as CEO after three years in the post to pursue other opportunities, and would be replaced with immediate effect by Ian McIntosh, previously chief …

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Ukranian Piatydni to launch 70,000-ton elevator

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Piatydni LLC will launch an elevator with a capacity of almost 70,000 tonnes of grain and oilseeds in Volodymyr-Volynsky (Volyn region) in 2018. According to a report on the website of Volyn Regional State Administration, the value of the object is $8 million. The construction of the elevator began in February of this year. It will provide a full range …

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Kazakhstan increases exports of wheat

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In the season 2017/18, the exports of wheat from Kazakhstan increased by 33% compared with the same indicator of the previous MY, and totaled 4.9 mln tonnes, declared the Customs Control Committee at the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Traditionally, Uzbekistan became the leader among countries-importers of the Kazakh grain, and continued increasing the imports from Kazakhstan. …

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IGC: Change in Chinese wheat raises grain estimations

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According to the last report of IGC, the estimations about the total world grains production is updated upward with an amount of 9 million tons. The difference mainly arises from the increase in Chinese wheat production. London-based International Grains Council has released its monthly report. According to the report that contains the yearly statistics about grains production, consumption, trade and …

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ROMANIA: POTENTIAL WHEAT BASKET OF EUROPE

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Romania is a traditional agricultural country and plays a unique and important part in European agriculture. The soil is fertile and the climate is favorable for agriculture, animal husbandry and horticulture. With a total area of 238,000 sqm, Romania is one of the countries of the most pronounced agrarian profile in the European Union. Having about 15 million ha of …

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The Stone-Age Taste of Flat Bread

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“Since mills in the Middle East are confronted with fluctuating cereal qualities, just as elsewhere, food technologies in the field of flour improvement can make a huge contribution to stabilizing the quality of the bread. The future development of Arabian flat bread is likely to be influenced strongly by new techniques of flour standardization, flour improvement and flour fortification. Just …

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The khapra beetle: Enemy at the gates

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“The species can build easily extremely high population densities, that are devastating for the commodity. It some countries, it is particularly abundant on wheat and barley, but it can be frequently found in non-preferred commodities, such as rice. Apart from the infestation per se, it produces a lot of feces and cast skins, causing additional qualitative degradations to the products. …

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“Silos Córdoba’s five pillars of success: Quality, Engineering, Price, Customer Service and Company Culture”

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“Silos Córdoba gained a good position in the international market as a result of its expansion which started around 1992. Currently we have commercial network in 37 countries and projects in 52. To reach the current situation we have basically five pillars: quality, engineering, price, customer service and company culture. We want to penetrate more in the existing market we …

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“Environment is not legacy! It is a consignation for next generations! Let’s create tomorrows nature from today!”

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Genc Değirmen has integrated nature-friendly energy systems into its production facility in order to provide a viable, clean environment for future generations. Pointing out that they built built the biggest solar power plant and made it the main source of energy, “With the photovoltaic panels located on the roof of our facility, now we provide all our electricity needs from …

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