Raisio invests US$50m in plant-based value added products facility

FINLAND – Raisio Group is investing approximately €45 million (about US$50 million) in building a production facility to manufacture plant-based value added products. The facility is scheduled to be completed in 2021 and will complement […]

Robert Spurway to take over as GrainCorp’s CEO post demerger of Malt business

AUSTARLIA – Grain and commodities storage company, GrainCorp has appointed Robert Spurway to take up the role of Managing Director and CEO after completion of the planned demerger of the Company’s Malt business in early […]

Zimbabwe’s private, public sector collaborate in boosting grain production

ZIMBABWE – PHI Commodities, subsidiary of National Foods Limited has committed to fund over 20 000 hectares of both maize and wheat production under contract farming during the 2019/2020 summer cropping season. This is in […]

Swiss commodity trader Ameropa taps Bunge’s executive as new CEO

SWITZERLAND – Ameropa, a Switzerland-headquartered grain trader has appointed William Dujardin as the company’s new Chief Executive officer, effective 8th January 2020. Mr. Dujardin, who has been working with Bunge since 2005 and most recently […]

Koch Foods breaks ground on new US$55m poultry feed plant in Alabama

USA – Koch Foods is investing US$55 million in a new feed mill in Attalla, Alabama to support the company’s recently expanded processing plant in Gadsden, USA. The Attalla facility, designed with technologically advanced features […]

Cargill invests US$34m to expand feed production capacity in its Texas plant

USA – Cargill has opened a US$34M expansion of its Animal Nutrition & Health facility in Temple, Texas aimed at increasing its feed production capacity to meet the growing needs. Construction of the 70,000 square […]

Seaboard Corporation acquires full ownership of agribusiness joint venture in Peru

USA – American multinational agribusiness company, Seaboard Corporation has completed the acquisition of full ownership of ContiLatin del Peru (CLDP), a joint venture that the company has been operating with Continental Grain, reports WorldGrain. ContiLatin […]

CBH completes US$164m expansion to enhance supply chain efficiency

AUSTRALIA – Australia’s leading grain merchant, CBH Group has invested A$240 million (US$164m) in the network this year to enhance supply chain efficiency, maintain the network and expand storage capacity. The investment, which is the […]

National Milling Corporation opens US$37.5m milling plant in Zambia

ZAMBIA – The National Milling Corporation, an affiliate of American agribusiness and transport conglomerate, Seaboard Corporation has commissioned a new US$37.5million milling plant Lusaka, Zambia. Installed by the Swiss milling equipment supplier, Buhler, the ultra-modern […]

USDA reduces United States’ corn and soybean production forecasts to five-year low

USA – The U.S. Department of Agriculture in a recent report placed the projected production of corn in the Unites States at 13.779 billion bushels, down by 19.816 million bushels from the September forecast. In […]