Companies
Tereos underlines industry scramble to exploit EU sugar shake-up
The world's third largest sugar producer sees a 25% surge in its beet volumes in its key French market, as the sector braces for quota removal
New Zealand milk output to pull out of decline, as prices recover
... to judge by a forecast from sector giant Fonterra. Still, milk output will remain below record levels, amid some farmer debt struggles
Early spring, weaker harvest undermines Wynnstay recovery
The pets-to-grain trading group cautions over margin pressure, as it reports rising half-year revenues in agriculture, but declining profits
NWF overcomes feed sector headwinds to achieve trading growth
The storage-to-fuel group says that the performance of its feed division improved markedly in the second half of the financial year
JBS plans sale of Moy Park, amid $2bn asset sell-off
JBS, seeking to bolster its balance sheet after scandals at its holding company, unveils plans to sell the poultry producer, and a dairy asset
CropEnergies shares jump, as Ensus ethanol plant 'comes right'
The ethanol group lifts its profits hopes, after its reopened UK ethanol plant begins to realise, at last, some of the hopes for it
Minerva emerges as key winner, so far, of JBS turmoil
Minerva's shares have outperformed, amid optimism over its surprise $300m purchase of JBS assets. Still, other meatpackers stand to gain too
Zambeef shares tumble, after soy price weakness fosters profits drop
The eggs-to-feed group unveils a 94% plunge in earnings, reflecting a double whammy of Zambian economic woes and tumbling soybean prices
US 'must stay aggressive' in meat sales, as pork sales to China dip
Meat exporters highlight a need to find fresh pork buyers, after data show an accelerating decline in shipments to the key Chinese market
'More bankruptcies likely' in Brazil sugar sector - Fitch
The world-leading sector faces further defaults, Fitch says, warning over tougher lenders, and as sugar price weakness is back in focus
Biosev slows sugar hedging, seeing 'positive' price prospects
... even as sugar futures set a 15-month low. Biosev, the world's second-ranked sugar group, blames low prices on "short term" factors
Synlait Milk shares set record close, amid dairy market 'confidence'
The milk processor follows rival Fonterra in outlining a 2017-18 milk price rise, and unveils a deal to lift canning capacity "substantially"
Farming revolution to place data centre stage, says Bayer
Bayer underlines the prospects for "digital tools" - but a large-scale Brazilian farmer warns against blinding farmers with "buzzwords"