Companies
ICL buys Allana Potash, in quest to expand abroad

The Israeli potash group seals an agreed bid for Allana, which has a site in Ethiopia - and had announced talks with fertilizer giant Yara

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Legumex flags good Canada spring sowings prospects
The crop processor foresees a "decent planting season" in Canada, thanks to benign conditions, and a rise in north west US canola sowings
FirstFarms sees milk price staying low for 2015
Farm operator FirstFarms forecasts a sharp retreat in profits this year, in part down to an expectation of lower milk prices
Louis Dreyfus working on fresh strategy, as profits stabilise
The commodities giant, unveiling a small rebound in earnings, says it is "building a renewed strategy, launching into the next 10 years"
Low prices to drive UK potato sowings to all-time low
Produce Investments, owner of potato packer Greenvale, sees a drop in sowings, in the face of what one broker terms a "perfect storm"
Farmland Partners unveils $80m US land purchase
Shares in the land investor hit a seven-month high after it takes its portfolio to nearly 68,000 acres, and heralds a raised dividend
OCP profits fall despite fertilizer boost to sales
The Moroccan group, the world's biggest phosphates exporter, reveals higher costs from a move towards producing higher-value products
Lindsay shares drop as profits fall short of forecasts
The irrigation machinery manufacturer blames low commodity prices for falling sales and earnings
Fonterra trims dividend hopes, as low milk price bites
The group's farmer members face a lower dividend than expected, besides a slump in milk prices. Shares in the Fonterra fund close at an all-time low
Deere flags Russia's machinery market challenges
Farm equipment makers John Deere and Einboeck highlight difficulties in Russia's machinery market, as data show falling industry sales
UK farmers hoarding 'significant' grain stocks - Wynnstay
The group flags the large amounts of grain held by UK growers - stocks which brokers warn may end up causing "significant price pressure"
AGT mulls rail spend, as focus returns to Canada's network
The Canada-based pulses giant says it may invest in its own logistics network, as the government considers extending rail performance targets
Chinese milk market to fall back into deficit
China Modern Dairy, the country's largest milk producer, sees milk demand outstripping supply - in the "long run"
Feature
Shares in first listed cocoa-growing specialist jump on debut

Dennis Melka, one of the world's few serial plantations entrepreneurs, talks on "extortionate" export taxes, and the "Porsche of cocoa"

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