USDA to relocate key offices to Kansas in cost-savings strategy

USA – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is planning to relocate its Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture from Washington to Kansas City after carrying out a cost-benefit analysis. The move […]

Canadian grain company Parrish & Heimbecker plans new input facility

CANADA – Canadian grain company, Parrish & Heimbecker Ltd (P&H) has unveiled plans to build a new crop input and grain facility in Dugald, Manitoba, Canada. The facility will include 25,000 tonnes of grain storage, […]

USDA investigates genetically engineered wheat spotted in Washington

USA – the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has said that it has discovered genetically engineered (GE) wheat plants growing in an unplanted agricultural field in […]

India’s foodgrain production estimated at 283.3 million tons for 2018/19

INDIA – Total food grain production in India is estimated at a record 283.37 million tonnes for the year 2018-19, 17.62 million tonnes higher than the previous five years’ average production. According to 3rd advance […]

Nigeria’s edible oil producer Presco reports 25% decline in profits

NIGERIA – Presco Plc, an edible oil processing firm in Nigeria, reported 25% decline in profits for the year ended December 31, 2018 to US$12.03 million (N4.284bn), down from US$16.08 million (N5.726bn) the previous year. […]

GrainCorp inks deal to reduce cash flow volatility in grain production

AUSTRALIA – Grain and commodities storage company, GrainCorp has announced that it has signed a 10-year contract to manage the risk associated with the volatility of eastern Australian winter grain production. The deal targets to […]

COFCO’s research institute partners Chinese venture fund Bits x Bites

CHINA – COFCO’s Nutrition and Health Research Institute (NHRI) has announced that it has signed a partnership with Chinese food tech venture capital fund Bits x Bites, reports World Grain. COFCO said its goal is […]

Global grain production forecast to fall as wheat output slumps

WORLD – World total grains production in 2018/19 is expected to be slightly lower than last year’s, at 2.138 billion tonnes, partly attributed to a 29-million-tonne decline in wheat output, according to International Grains Council […]

Ardent Mills unit The Annex inks exclusive quinoa partnership

USA – The Annex by Ardent Mills (The Annex), a specialty grains and plant-based ingredients unit of Ardent Mills has formed a new partnership with Colorado Quinoa, LLC to clean, mill and market quinoa grown […]

Cargill sustainability report highlights focus on a more transparent supply chain

NETHERLANDS – The global agribusiness company, Cargill has released its 2017/18 sustainability report, highlighting its commitment to achieving a more transparent cocoa and chocolate supply chain. The company is working to implement scalable solutions through […]