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2014-06-23 08:31:50

Young Rivals From Across the Globe Work Together to Keep Things 'Growing' CAPE TOWN, South Africa, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jointly hosted by the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) and the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA), the 2014 Agribusiness & Food World Forum in Cape Town includes seasoned professionals from across the spectrum of agribusiness. The first of its kind on the African continent, the Forum is framed by three overarching themes - The...

2014-06-19 16:27:33

Unique Tool Commissioned by DuPont and Developed by Economist Intelligence Unit Finds a Captive Audience in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, South Africa, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Agribusiness leaders, attending the 2014 Agribusiness & Food World Forum in Cape Town, were the beneficiaries of an in-depth review and tutorial on the recently launched Global Food Security Index, developed by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Commissioned by agricultural leader DuPont, the Global Food...

2014-06-10 12:33:58

Leadership on the Development of Nutrition and Agricultural Research and Development Spans Continent WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of the 2014 Agribusiness & Food World Forum in Cape Town, South Africa, the Honorable Professor Ruth Khasaya Oniang'o will receive the Distinguished Service Award for her influence on the development of nutrition training and agricultural research and development throughout Africa. Far beyond her home country of Kenya, Professor...

2014-06-05 16:29:54

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Agri-Women, the nation's largest coalition of farm, ranch and agribusiness women, is hosting its 21(st) Annual Symposium, "American Agriculture & the Integrity of America's Food Supply." This public forum will be held 9 a.m.-11 a.m., June 9, National Press Club, Washington, D.C. The symposium will present rural issues to consumers, regulators and the media. It is one of the featured events of American Agri-Women's annual...

2014-05-11 23:00:33

The 2014 Farm Bill expanded support for small and beginning farmers with training and access to investment capital, which is expected to increase the available funds farmers have for precision agriculture equipment, making it more accessible to a wide range of farmers. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Precision Agriculture Systems and Services industry in its growing industry report collection. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 11, 2014 Revenue for...

2014-04-25 08:26:06

DANVERS, Mass., April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 3(rd) annual Women in Agribusiness Summit will offer attendees a comprehensive view into the business topics making headlines in the ag sector, as well as substantive sessions to help steer personal growth and career path development and impart functional area knowledge. The Summit, which will be held this year on October 6-8 in New Orleans, La., at the Hyatt Regency, has grown exponentially since its debut. Last year, the event...

2014-03-19 08:31:24

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG), a global agribusiness and food company, today announced the following management appointments, both effective May 1: -- Raul Padilla, currently Managing Director, Bunge Global Agribusiness and CEO, Bunge Product Lines, will become CEO, Bunge Brazil, based in Sao Paulo. -- Brian Thomsen, currently Managing Director, Grains & Oilseeds Product Lines, will succeed Mr. Padilla as...

2014-03-18 08:34:27

National Agricultural Alliance Selects Recognized Industry Veteran Randy Krotz as CEO CHESTERFIELD, Mo., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®) announced that its board of directors has appointed Randy Krotz as chief executive officer, effective immediately. A recognized leader in the agribusiness community and active on his family farm in Kansas, Krotz joined USFRA as vice president of development in 2013 and most recently served as...

2014-03-05 12:28:20

BOSTON, Mar. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HighQuest Partners, host of the annual Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit ("Summit"), today announced that its October 2014 conference will include participation from Informa Economics Group, the prestigious agri-research company based in Memphis, Tennessee. Pertinent topics addressed at Informa Economics' previously held Annual Fall Outlook Conferences, such as the overview on global feed and grains, the management and monetization of scarce...

2014-03-04 12:27:42

ARDEN HILLS, Minn. and WESSINGTON, S.D., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Land O'Lakes, Inc., is pleased to announce the election of Jeff Lakner as a Director on its Corporate Board. Lakner, who operates Lakner Farms, LLC, was elected Feb. 26 at the Fortune 200 food and agricultural cooperative's Annual Meeting in Minneapolis. A fourth-generation farmer, Lakner has owned and operated Lakner Farms for more than 30 years, growing the enterprise to a 4,500 acre diversified grain and...


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