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Fyffes shares dip after collapse of Chiquita deal

Irish-based Fyffes and rival Chiquita ditch merger plans, after the US group's shareholders block the deal in the face of a rival proposal

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Fitch warns of 'raised risk' in Brazil cane sector
The ratings agency, noting financial troubles at two Brazilian sugar groups, puts credit ratings on four operators on "negative watch"
Russia pork groups flag 'benefits' from import ban
Ros Agro unveils a jump of 161% in pork revenues, thanks to higher prices and volumes, while Sojuz Group reveals plans to near-double production
PotashCorp raises world potash demand hopes, again
The potash giant, for a third time, raises its industry demand forecast. But setbacks over some foreign investments hold back group profits
Sipef upbeat on palm oil, rubber price prospects
The plantations group, expecting higher prices of palm oil to come, slows sales of the vegetable oil. It is optimistic on rubber values too
Yara flags dynamics behind nitrogen price rises
The fertilizer giant highlights nitrogen output "curtailments" at a time of "strong" demand. Still, Yara's profits growth disappoints investors
Milk price hopes prompt PGW to expand in dairy
New Zealand retail-to-land agency group PGG Wrightson sees the downturn in milk prices as only a short-term factor
Strong Russia, Ukraine grain exports boost Kernel
The sunflowers-to-silos group sees a large rise in grain export volumes this season. But its farming division will fall short of initial expectations
Nutreco shares bounce on $3.4bn bid by SHV
Nutreco, which has been a feed sector acquirer, turns takeover target, agreeing a bid by investment firm SHV. Its shares record their best-ever close
Farmland Partners unveils $25m land-buying spree
The land investment group touts "strong" competition for US farmland as it unveils the latest in a series of farm acquisitions
CF Industries calls off merger talks with Yara
The groups end negotiations over creating a \$30bn nitrogen giant, amid rumours that CF was pressing for more than a 50% stake in the tie-up
US land market at weakest in at least nine years
US farmland prices are falling at their fastest since at least 2005, and are expected to continue dropping, a survey of lenders shows
Ag machinery sector in 'cyclical downturn'
The farm, and mining, machinery markets are in a downturn which will last until at least the end of 2015, Titan International boss Maurice Taylor says
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Monsanto's financial revamp looks better than Syngenta deal

The champion of genetically modified seed has shown skills in financial engineering too. Its planned takeover of Syngenta may not have fared so well

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