New PotashCorp CEO hands out fistful of upgrades

Jochen Tilk, the PotashCorp boss for three weeks reveals a profits beat and lifts hopes for 2014 earnings, potash margin, world potash volumes...

Agrokultura raises game as investor 'lifts stake'
Agrokultura touts its credentials as a farm operator as it says that a Russian investor swooping on its shares may have struck again
Nutreco assures on profits despite contract losses
Shares in the feed and meat group extend a revival after it forecasts at least flat full year profits, despite setbacks in Norway and Spain
Farmland Partners has sights on $100m of farmland
The US farm investor says it has already lined up farms to purchase as it unveils a further share sale, after raising cash at its April flotation
North America setbacks slow Syngenta sales growth
The group, citing "adverse" US weather, reports quarterly sales growth of just 1.4% - although this is more than rival DuPont could manage
DuPont highlights threat from crop price falls
A boss at the owner of seed group Pioneer cautions over the knock-on effects of a strong US harvest, but says DuPont remains committed to agriculture
DuPont forecasts better times for flagging ag unit
The group foresees a "strong" finish to the year for the agriculture division, whose poor performance in corn sales drags group profits lower
Typhoon hurts China orange, cane, rice crops
China's top orange grower reports "significant" damage to a 1.4m-tree plantation from Typhoon Rammasun, which has also damaged cane and rice crops
Yara joins fertilizer groups changing leadership
Joergen Ole Haslestad, Yara chief executive since 2008, is to depart, to be replaced by a metals boss with a strong record for cutting costs
Brazil sugar sector poised for 'wave of mergers'
A leading banker cautions over sugar mill finances as he warns that next season's cane crop in Brazil's Centre South could fall below this year's
Yara upbeat on fertilizer use despite grains' rout
The nitrogen giant says fertilizer demand remains "robust" despite grain price falls, as it unveils a boost to its profits from falling gas costs
Manitou lifts sales target, despite ag slowdown
The French group says a strong performance in construction offset agriculture weakness - which looks likely to get worse
Hershey lifts prices, blaming cocoa, dairy costs
The chocolate giant raises its wholesale prices for the first time in three years, citing elevated commodity costs - even as dairy values tumble
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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