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2009-09-23 15:08:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CHS Inc., a leading energy, grains and foods company, and Agrico Group, headquartered in Moscow, Federal Republic of Russia, have formed a joint venture company named ACG to manage origination, logistics, export and worldwide marketing of Russian wheat, feed grains and potentially oilseeds. The ACG joint venture does not include other Agrico businesses or operations. Employees working in Agrico grain origination, logistics and grain...

2009-08-10 16:16:19

The U.S. spring wheat harvest is off to a slow start, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday. As of Aug. 9, farmers report the harvest, on average, 8 percent completed against a five-year historic average of 31 percent for this week of the year, the weekly crop progress report said. In South Dakota, 43 percent of the acreage is harvested, putting farmers far ahead of other states, but still behind in their own five-year average, which is 66 percent completion by this week of August....

2008-08-14 06:00:34

Text of article by Sun Zhengcai, minister of agriculture, entitled: "Pay close attention to grain production; always have 'grain on hand'", published by Chinese magazine Qiushi website on 1 August Currently, the large magnitude price increases in the international grain market and the grim challenges world food safety is facing are hot topics that have caught the attention of the international community. China has had four consecutive years of increased grain production and is having...

2008-08-07 06:00:31

By Robin Paxton When Murat Shamshinurov toasted this year's harvest with a glass of vodka, he did so with confidence. A fleet of new Dutch combine harvesters, better seeds and a mild winter promise a bumper crop at the farms he runs in Russia's fertile black-earth region. This prosperity is the result of a $175 million investment by Nastyusha, the grain-trading company that bought the land in 2006. Shamshinurov's situation is not unique. Investors are plowing money into Russia's open...


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