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The European Commission has imposed tariffs of 8 to 18% on imported subsidised Indonesian biodiesel, arguing the move was necessary to maintain a level playing field for EU producers... Read more

Grupo Empresarial Costa, the Spanish company behind meat processing firm Costa Food Group, has acquired Embutidos La Nuncia, another business in the meat sector... Read more

Shares in German chemical giant Bayer have rocketed by as much as 11% following a report that the company has proposed to pay up to $8-billion (£6.59-billion) to settle more than 18,000 US lawsuits related to its glyphosate-based weedkiller Roundup. Read more

As a large buyer of grain, Fazer acknowledges its responsibility to develop sustainable grain cultivation. Fazer has, in cooperation with farmers, crafted a Grain Vision and ten principles of sustainable farming to implement it... Read more

A partnership between BASF, The Estée Lauder Companies and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) along with Solidaridad, a civil society organisation, will work to promote the use and production of sustainable palm oil and derivatives in... Read more

The University of Lincoln in the UK has been awarded nearly £6.4-million in government funds to create the world's first robot farming centre. The money will support the creation of what is claimed to be “the world’s first centre of excellence in... Read more

Beleaguered German chemical giant Bayer has announced it plans to invest €5-billion in the development of alternatives to its glyphosate-based weedkiller Roundup. The company is currently embroiled in over 13,000 lawsuits in the US claiming that... Read more

Essen-based companies FAKT AG and E.ON are planning to create a European ecological, agricultural and economic center in Hungary. FAKT AG is planning a combination of agriculture, logistics and housing on an area of land equal in size to almost... Read more

A jury in California has ruled that Bayer-owned chemicals company Monsanto must pay $2-billion in damages to Alva and Alberta Pilliod, an elderly couple both suffering with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma as a consequence of exposure to the glyphosate... Read more

In what was an unprecedented show of anger following the losses around the acquisition of Monsanto, shareholders at Bayer have delivered an unprecedented vote of no confidence in the CEO, Werner Baumann, and the company's top management executives. Read more

Yara International, a global leader in crop nutrition, and IBM today announced an agreement to build the world's leading digital farming platform, providing holistic digital services and instant agronomic advice... Read more

The International Investment Bank (IIB), based in Moscow, has granted a loan to Moldova's Trans-Oil, an agro-industrial group, which it will use for the acquisition of Romanian vegetable oil producer, Ultex. Read more

The CEO of the German chemical giant Bayer has insisted that the $63-billion (€55.6-billion) takeover of the American agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation Monsanto in 2018 was a "good idea" despite the huge legal costs that... Read more

Swedish polymer technology engineering group Trelleborg, through its Trelleborg Wheel Systems subsidiary, has announced that it has signed the agreements and finalised the acquisitions of Italian firms Provana Solutions and Provana Quality Centre. Read more

AGCO is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural equipment. Although specific needs may vary from market to market, the company’s common approach is to partner fully with every customer through every phase Read more

Local farmers’ ability to sell biomass to the Iggesund Paperboard paperboard mill at Workington, UK, will return over £1.5 million annually to the local agricultural industry. Read more

Airedale Chemical, manufacturer of specialist chemicals, has announced that the company has seen a sharp rise in output of one of its key products, in line with current trends in the food industry. Read more

Denmark-based Samson Group has taken over the activities of Pichon Industries – a company which produces a wide range of slurry tankers, implements and muck spreaders in its two spreaders in France and Poland. Read more

The Ukrainian agriculture sector has seen significant growth in the first 10 months of 2018. Read more

EuroChem Group AG, a global fertiliser producer, and Belgium-based biotechnology company Aphea.Bio, have signed a research and development agreement. Read more

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