PotashCorp lifts hopes for world potash demand

The group says potash shipments will hit a record this year, as a strong performance from the first half of 2014 extends into the second

'Dramatic' dip in ethanol price hurts CropEnergies
The German-based biofuels group, owner of the UK's Ensus site, ditches hopes of a profit this year, despite the drop in costs of the grains it uses
CHS expands in Aussie grains with Broadbent deal
The US-based agricultural giant buys a 50% stake in Broadbent Grain - enhancing its status as a rival to GrainCorp, run by a former CHS executive
Farmland Partners buys five farms in eight days
The land investor extends its farm-buying spree, including a purchase which will take it into the vegetables sector, and offer an elevated rent
Nitrogen prices 'to stay volatile' - Credit Suisse
The bank foresees nitrogen fertilizer markets remaining "choppy", with a downward bias, with a "tidal wave" of Chinese supplies to dent US urea prices
Land reform spurs MP Evans to mull Jakarta listing
MP Evans reveals it is considering a "partial listing" in Jakarta as it unveils soaring profits, but a dent from drought to palm output hopes
Elders shares soar on winning start to fund raise
The group unveils the latest of a series of rights issues in its long-history. Success in an initial share sale to institutions bolsters confidence
Cargill sues Syngenta over China corn rejections
Cargill claims Syngenta cost it more than \$90m by selling in the US a GM corn seed which Chinese authorities have refused to accept in imports
Farmland Partners' land-buying spree tops $50m
The land acquisition group unveils purchases in Nebraska and Louisiana, taking above 20,000 acres its acquisitions since it floated in April
Arla boosts growth drive with Egyptian dairy bid
Danish-based Arla Foods lodges an outline offer for Arab Dairy Products - raising the potential for a bid battle
Arysta admits large debts as it prepares for IPO
The agrichemicals giant, ahead of a potential stockmarket float, acknowledges it is "highly leveraged", with interest payments dragging it into a loss
Ag sector 'headwinds' cut Titan profits hopes
Titan Machinery slashes its forecast for full-year earnings, as the dealer in Case and New Holland equipment unveils a third quarter in the red
Soaring Brazil farmland market 'slowing'
Data from farm operator BrasilAgro show farmland prices in some areas doubling in less than four years. But the pace of growth may be decelerating
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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