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  • Bayer Plans to Move Crop Science Division to Missouri

    Pharmaceutical and agricultural solutions firm Bayer plans to invest $164 million to move its North American Crop Science division headquarters to Creve Coeur, MO, a press release issued by the office of Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced on July 16. 500 jobs will also be relocated to the Missouri...

  • Bunge and BP Launch Bioenergy-Focused Joint Venture

    Agribusiness Bunge Limited and oil and gas firm BP plc are teaming up in a new biofuels joint venture in Brazil, BP Bunge Bioenergia, that will operate 11 mills in the country, Bunge announced Monday. Focused on the production of ethanol and sugar, the newly formed entity will have a total crushing...

  • Two Dead after Being Trapped in Grain Storage Tank

    Two workers died after being trapped inside a grain storage tank at The Andersons facility in South Toledo, OH Friday morning. Joshua Stone, 29, of Rossford, and James Heilman, 56, and a third man of Perrysburg were reportedly inside the storage tank breaking up compacted grain. The silo contained...

  • Metal Detector for the Quality Inspection of Rubber Mats

    CY Handee Rubber Mouldings in the north of Malaysia produces rubber mats for a renowned international furniture company and is market leader in Malaysia. To meet the quality requirements that are demanded by the furniture company, CY Handee Rubber Mouldings decided to install a metal detector, and...

  • $300M Soy Processing Facility Dedicated in South Dakota

    American agribusiness Ag Processing Inc. (AGP) held an event on Wednesday to dedicate its new, $300 million soy processing plant in Aberdeen, SD, several local news organizations reported. The investment is the largest made by the company to date.  Soybeans will be sourced from a 100-mile...

  • Bunge Debuts New Edible Oils Processing Plant in Asia

    The edible oils business of agribusiness Bunge Limited, Bunge Loders Crocklaan (BLC), announced Thursday that its new edible oils processing plant in Xiamen, China, expanding the firm’s ability to supply the domestic and global foodservice and food industry with plant-based specialty oils and...

  • MHI Hires Michael McCracken as National Accounts Manager

    Maruho Hatsujyo Innovations (MHI) – the U.S. subsidiary of Maruho Co. Ltd, a Japanese healthcare company with subsidiaries in Europe and the U.S. with global sales of $800 million – has hired industry veteran Michael McCracken as its National Accounts Manager. In this role, he will...

  • Feds Order Arkansas Food Warehouse to Halt Distribution

    The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas ordered J and L Grocery, LLC. of Alma, Arkansas, the company’s owner, James T. White, and its manager, Lori A. Layne, to stop distributing food, drug products, medical devices and cosmetics until the company complies with the...

  • Corteva Agriscience Closes Pioneer Seed Plant in Illinois

    Agricultural chemical and seed supplier Corteva Agriscience abruptly shuttered the Pioneer Hi-Bred International seed production plant in LeRoy, IL on Wednesday, according to national and local news reports. The company’s decision to close the facility comes about a month after Coreva was...

  • Workers Evacuate Perdue Farms Plant During Chemical Fire

    Staff evacuated the Perdue Farms processing plant in Accomac, VA on Wednesday during a fire in two chemical storage tanks, several local news organizations reported.  Fire crews responded to the Lankford Highway facility after the fire ignited at about 2:30 p.m. Upon arrival, firefighters...