World Grain takes a look into the global grain and grain processing industries news from the past year.
ADM, Bunge, Cargill and Louis Dreyfus form partnership
ADM, Bunge, Cargill and Louis Dreyfus are investigating ways to standardize and digitize global agriculture shipping transactions for the benefit of the entire industry. The partnership initially will focus on technologies to automate grain and oilseed post-trade execution processes as they represent highly manual and costly parts of the supply chain. Read the full story here.
Louis Dreyfus Company installs new leadership
With the resignation of its CEO for the past 13 years, Gonzalo Ramirez Martiarena, Louis Dreyfus looked within current company leadership to fill the role. Read the full story here.
Two dead in grain entrapment incident in Wichita
An accident at a Gavilon grain facility claimed the lives of Joshua Rasbold and Marcus Tice in January 2018. Both were found in the concrete silo and were Gavilon employees. Read the full story here.
China's appetite for sorghum grows
Declining Chinese DDGS imports opened an avenue for an increased use of sorghum in the country’s expanding livestock industry. Read the full story here.
Nigeria's growing market for wheat flour
With a vibrant growing population, Nigeria continues to depend on imported wheat supplies to keep its mills going. Locally produced wheat is not sufficient to fulfill the needs to produce bread, spaghetti and other flour-based products. Read the full story here.
ADM Milling opens modernized mill
ADM revamps 1928 mill to replace two existing milling units with a highly-automated one to provide additional capacity. Read the full story here.
Rank Hovis to sell two flour mills
Facing economic challenges and a competitive market, Rank Hovis plans to sell two flour mills and shutter a third and focus on minimizing negative impact on its employees and customers. Read the full story here.
Scoular acquires interest in Rogers Grain
Scoular grain is focusing on growing the specialty corn and soybean business with a new partnership with Rogers Grain. Read the full story here.
Continental increases stake in Bunge
Bunge has been a takeover target during the past year and the possibility of a sale comes closer as Continental Grain increases its share ownership of the company. Read the full story here.
COFCO reveals new business structure
The Chinese-owned ag trading firm, COFCO, shakes up business structuring by revealing it will now operate its oilseeds and grains business under two separate divisions. Read the full story here.