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Potash output hopes send Uralkali shares soaring

Shares in the world's biggest potash group enjoy their best session in five years - despite an admission that a mine accident might cost \$1bn

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Thriving poultry group makes stand against hubris
Sanderson Farms underlines the vulnerability of the US poultry sector to boom and bust cycles, even as it unveils record quarterly profits
World Bank cash erodes Dreyfus stake in Biosev
A World Bank fund invests \$47m in the cane giant, returning it to compliance with stockmarket rules, if giving only a small boost to its balance shee
Olam shares ease after $1.3bn ADM cocoa takeover
The Singapore-based group unveils a deal it terms a "transformational opportunity". ADM, said to be in talks to buy CWB, raises cash for "investments"
Low milk price takes toll on New Zealand output
Fonterra, citing tumbling dairy prices, ditches expectations of a rise in milk collections in the world's top exporting country
Richardson flags 'aggressive' Canada growth drive
Canada's biggest agribusiness group flags its "aggressive commitment" to Prairies investment, as merchants prepare for a cash injection into CWB
High beef prices 'here to stay', says Tyson boss
Donnie Smith, chief executive of Tyson Foods, says that the US "needs more chicken". The cattle herd may not until 2020 recover to 2013 levels
Titan warns on profits again, sending shares lower
Titan Machinery shares touch their lowest in nearly five years after the farm machinery dealer forecasts its first loss in at least a decade
Fonterra pushes back hopes for dairy price revival
The dairy giant, cutting its milk price forecast to an eight-year low, highlights "strong" world output, but headwinds to demand
Crop, economy worries hurt Brazil tractor sales
Brazilian farm equipment sales reaccelerate their decline, despite the uncertainty of elections being past. John Deere fares, relatively, well
Nutreco to remain acquisitor after takeover by SHV
The feed group is to keep an eye on deals, and may be better funded, after a purchase by SHV, which sees Nutreco as an "interesting diversification"
Brazil's northern frontier to see soy output boom
Archer Daniels Midland is to boost investment in northern Brazil, to tap into soybean production growth expected at 19% a year
Arla still mulling Egypt, despite axing dairy bid
Arla Foods drops out of the bidding race for Arab Dairy Products, whose other suitors include Lactalis, but says it is still interested in Egypt
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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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