Dreyfus blames market volatility on 'unexpected capital inflows'

"Irrational" market volatility limited arbitrage opportunities for the agribusiness giant, as revenues and operating profits tumbled

Russian ag machinery sector begins to defrost
Shares in Ekotechnika, a major seller of John Deere equipment, soar 73%, after it reveals reviving Russian appetite for machinery purchases
Potato farming a 'bright light' in UK ag, says Produce Investments
The potato packer says it sees UK grower returns in the sector proving more favourable than elsewhere, as it unveils rising underlying profits
Drought damage lingers in REA's palm plantations
Palm oil production has been sharply lower so far this year, with the effects of last year's drought still hurting production this summer
Bumper harvests to send Ceres Global Ag grain volumes soaring
The silos-to-logistics group, attempting to draw a line under durum losses, is to see its crop volumes near-double, backed by new capacity too
Cal-Maine axes dividend, as egg market slump hits hard
Falling egg prices push Cal-Maine even further into the red than expected, sending shares tumbling
Reopening of China, US markets to lift Brazil beef exports to 10-year top
... but elevated cattle prices will limit the boost to profits at Brazil's meat packing giants, US officials say in first forecasts for 2017
Synlait boosts payout to farmers, as profits triple
Booming canned infant formula sales send Synlait profit to a record high, as the company unveils expansion plans
GrainCorp-backed bidder ditches quest to buy CBH
GrainCorp fails in a second attempt to beef up in Australian grain handling by acquisition, as the Australian Grains Champion consortium quits
Bayer's $66bn agreed Monsanto takeover leaves investors cold
The German group sweetens its offer for a third time to win over Monsanto's board. But shareholders appear sceptical the deal will succeed
Trigon Agri investors agree 11th-hour deal to slash debt burden
Major bondholders and shareholders in the former Soviet Union farm operator agree a debt-for-equity swap - with a bank deadline looming
Farmland Partners eyes more deals - even after American Farmland purchase
The US land investor heralds more purchases during the key autumn season, even after buying American Farmland to gain a "coast to coast" portfolio
ABF takes another step out of China sugar, with $500m cane arm sale
The group sells its Chinese can processing operation, after closing two beet plants there, amid growing talk of a sale of state sugar stocks
Yara, PotashCorp throw brickbats at each other's fertilizer sectors

Lower food prices are more of a threat to demand for potash than nitrogen, Yara says. But PotashCorp flags up a contrasting dynamic

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