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  • Cargill JV Opens New Corn Milling Plant in Saudi Arabia

    A joint venture between American agribusiness Cargill and Saudi food ingredients firm Arabian Agricultural Services Company (ARASCO) officially inaugurated Monday in Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia. Supporting food and beverage producers in Gulf Cooperative Countries (GCC), The Middle East Food Solutions...

  • Grain Bin, Conveyor Catch on Fire at Iowa Ethanol Plant

    Firefighters responded to a Denison, IA ethanol plant on Jan. 18 after a grain bin and conveying system caught on fire at the site, local news organizations reported. Some two dozen fire personnel were called to the Andersons Denison Ethanol facility at about 12:34 p.m., remaining on site through...

  • Ingredion Names New SVP of Corporate Strategy

    Global ingredient solutions firm Ingredion Incorporated promoted Anthony DeLio to senior vice president of corporate strategy and named him as the firm’s new chief innovation officer, according to a company announcement issued Monday. Martin Sontag, Ingredion’s current senior vice...

  • ADM Makes Bid for Merger with Bunge

    American agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) submitted an unsolicited offer to acquire global oilseed and grain firm Bunge Ltd, sources told the Wall Street Journal in an article published Friday. ADM’s move on Bunge is competition with an offer made by agribusiness Glencore Plc this...

  • Nestle Plans Relocation of Chocolate Research Center to UK

    Global food and beverage giant Nestle plans to relocate its chocolate research and development facility in Broc, Switzerland to a location in the UK. The forthcoming move of the Chocolate Centre of Excellence to the firm’s Product Technology Centre (PTC) in York, England is intended to...

  • 10K Tons of Corn Spilled in Ohio Grain Bin Collapse

    A grain silo collapsed at a New Carlisle, OH facility late Sunday night, spilling about 10,000 tn of corn into the site and a local roadway, local news organizations reported. Emergency personnel were called to the Miami Valley Feed and Grain Company site after residents close to the facility and...

  • Pet Food Manufacturer Invests $2M in Equipment Upgrades

    The United Kingdom’s biggest independent manufacturer of dry pet food, Inspired Pet Nutrition Ltd., recently invested £1.5 million (about $2 million) to purchase new equipment for its factory in Dalton Mills, England. Inspired Pet Nutrition initiated the effort in response to a lift in...

  • Bühler Aeroglide Launches New Digital Services Group

    Thermal process engineering and technology provider for the food, feed, and industrial materials industries Bühler Aeroglide has introduced a new customer-partnership approach that uses big data flows to reach unprecedented levels of processing efficiency. The company’s new Digital...

  • ADM to Develop Feed Enzymes with Chinese Biotech Firm

    Chinese biotechnology firm Qingdao Vland Biotech Group Co. Ltd (Vland) and American agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) entered into a joint development agreement to create new animal feed enzymes and bring the products to market, Chicago-based ADM announced in a press release Thursday....

  • USDA: U.S. Corn Yield Hit Record High in 2017

    Temperate weather conditions last year in the U.S. Midwest resulted in America’s largest corn yield on record during 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in report issued Jan. 12. The Crop Production 2017 Summary report by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (...