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Louis Dreyfus steps up its game on deforestation targets

By Jane Byrne

Commodity trader, Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC), has committed to eliminate deforestation and conversion of native vegetation of high conservation value for agricultural purposes from all its supply chains by December 2025.

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AGP to build new soybean processing facility in Nebraska

By Jane Byrne

US agribusiness, Ag Processing Inc, (AGP) is to build a new soybean processing plant near David City, Nebraska, capitalizing on the growing domestic and global demand for soybean meal and soybean oil.

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Viterra to expand US footprint with $1.1bn Gavilon deal

By Jane Byrne

Viterra Limited is to buy Gavilon, a grain and ingredients trading business, supporting its long-term strategy of significantly increasing its presence in the US, an agricultural region where Viterra had a limited sourcing presence.

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Buyers braced for volatility in vitamin B5 pricing

By Jane Byrne

Chinese producers have resumed trading in vitamin B5 or Calpan and insiders say it may take a few more weeks before there is full understanding of how the market is reacting to that turn of events.

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Most shared stories of 2021

By Jane Byrne

A report on a new Cargill premix plant, a piece on likely insect protein production output by 2030, stories on new protein developments, along with news about PAP legislation in the EU were some of the most shared articles on social media sites this year

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What’s in store for the global oilseeds market in 2022?

By Jane Byrne

Palm oil production is set to recover next year in Malaysia, while soybean production in Brazil is forecast to reach record levels. Although, La Niña is set to play a critical part in the ultimate outcome of the latter, said the CRM Agri team.

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What headwinds can US agriculture expect in 2022?

By Jane Byrne

The US grain, farm supply and biofuels sectors enter 2022 facing a mixture of inflationary headwinds, supply chain bottlenecks and high-energy prices that present challenges but also a few opportunities, finds an outlook from CoBank.

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WASDE: No game changers or dramatic surprises

By Jane Byrne

The was limited revision to soybean and corn estimates in the latest WASDE but the global wheat supply and demand this month has eased slightly, with the report forecasting an increase in global production estimates.