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Analyst eyes acreage possibilities before report

As is often the case, the days leading up to the March 31 USDA Prospective Plantings Report were ones of speculation and waiting for the grain market.

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Jump in frozen beef stocks a seasonal surprise

The USDA’s latest Cold Storage report contained few surprises and further bolstered nearby beef prices.

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Cargill link to anti-GMO group spurs criticism from farmers

Cargill Inc.’s efforts to supply food companies with non-genetically modified ingredients have come under attack from the other side of its business: farmers.

March 28, 2017 4:46 pm(0)

Dow-DuPont shows how innovation is EU's new M&A battleground

Dow Chemical Co. and DuPont Co.’s success at converting smart ideas in the laboratory into products used by farmers across the world was nearly their undoing when European Union regulators started poking around their proposed multibillion-dollar merger.

March 28, 2017 4:45 pm(0)

Dow-DuPont deal wins conditional antitrust approval from EU

Dow Chemical Co. and DuPont Co. won European Union approval for a $77 billion merger, overcoming regulators’ concerns with hefty concessions, including the sale of large parts of DuPont’s global pesticide business.

March 27, 2017 5:00 pm(0)

Syngenta eyes Bayer assets in whirlwind of agrochem deals

Syngenta AG Chief Executive Officer Erik Fyrwald sees the imminent $43 billion Chinese takeover of the Swiss company as a timely moment to gain a powerful benefactor just as a host of antitrust reviews triggers an abundance of acquisition opportunities.

March 27, 2017 4:15 pm(0)
Adaptable farm buildings help businesses grow

Adaptable farm buildings help businesses grow

CALEDONIA, Ill. — David and Susan Cleverdon started their organic farm while living in a camping trailer. As the business grew, they moved into the attic of a restored granary, and now live in a spacious home that started as an 1840s log cabin.

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Couple takes over family farm, builds event destination

Couple takes over family farm, builds event destination

FAYETTE, Mo. — Six years ago, Jamie and Derek Bryant moved from St. Louis to the rolling hills of rural Howard County, to the family farm that has been in Derek’s family since the early 1800s.

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Family’s old barn becomes home and business

Family’s old barn becomes home and business

BELVIDERE, Ill. — Tom Guirl lived in an unconventional “tiny house” in northern Illinois long before the idea became trendy.

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