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Dreyfus posts profit rise in challenging market

Paris | Reuters — French commodities trader Louis Dreyfus reported a rise of almost four per cent in annual net profit on Wednesday buoyed by higher volumes but cautioned that industry challenges persist. Like its rivals, Dreyfus has faced lower margins linked to large inventories, low prices and reduced price volatility, prompting it to spin […] Read more


Bayer wins EU approval for Monsanto buy

Brussels | Reuters — German conglomerate Bayer won EU antitrust approval on Wednesday for its US$62.5 billion buy of U.S. peer Monsanto, the latest in a trio of mega-mergers that will reshape the agrochemicals industry. The tie-up is set to create a company with control of more than a quarter of the world’s seed and […] Read more

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Brazil cracking down on unmonitored agriculture planes

Sao Paulo | Reuters — Brazilian federal prosecutors have demanded civil aviation authorities change regulations to increase oversight of agriculture airplanes such as crop dusters, which they claim can be used to smuggle drugs and agro-chemicals. Prosecutors are calling for the mandatory introduction of a transponder equipment to monitor such planes, and have suggested new […] Read more


Hemp acres, prices down for 2018

CNS Canada — With a large carryover from last year’s crop, hemp acres in Canada are expected to be down this year along with the price. “We had a bit of overproduction in 2017. It doesn’t take much to overproduce a crop when you’ve got 100,000 acres. So it’s a delicate, delicate balance,” said Russ […] Read more

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G3 expanding into Alberta market

The grain company formerly known as the Canadian Wheat Board plans to start work next month on two new elevators including its first in Alberta. G3 Canada announced Tuesday it will build a 42,000-tonne capacity elevator at Wetaskiwin in central Alberta, between Edmonton and Red Deer, and a similar-sized elevator at Maidstone, Sask., about 55 […] Read more