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19 November 2019

Global cropland expansion and biodiversity loss

Modern science defines biodiversity as “the sum total of all of the plants, animals, fungi, and microorganisms on Earth”, which “can be observed and measured at any spatial scale ranging from microsites and habitat patches to the entire biosphere”. On both local and global scales, healthy biological diversity is crucially important for the future...

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19 November 2019

JBS: $ 86 million net profit in Q3 2019

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JBS, the world’s leading Brazil-based meat producer, reports net profit of $ 86 million in Q3 2019. Net revenue rose 5.6% to $12.4 billion, while EBITDA increased 33.6 % to $ 1.4 billion. The outbreaks of swine fever in China boosted the company’s sales. In particular, its Brazil-based subsidiary Seara reported a 46% increase in chicken and pork...

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18 November 2019

BRF shared plans for 2020

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BRF, a Brazil-based and the world’s leading meat producer, shared its production plans for the next year. As reported by CEO at BRF Lorival Luz, the company wants to launch a plant-based production line in the first half of 2020. Also, BRF outlined strengthening its position in the halal segment as one of the main priorities for the nearest future....

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18 November 2019

Agroliga: net profit up 15%

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Agroliga, a Ukrainian crop producer operating 10,000 hectares of farmland in the Kharkiv region, reports net profit of $ 3 million in January-September 2019, a 15% increase as compared to the same period last year. Within nine months of 2019, revenue rose 57.3% to $ 26.5 million. At the same time, gross profit reduced 6% to $ 3.56 million, and...

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15 November 2019

Damate to purchase turkey hatching eggs from Aviagen Group

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Damate, Russia’s largest producer of turkey meat, arranged supply of turkey hatching eggs with a Russia-based subsidiary of a British Aviagen Group.  For now, Damate received a first batch in the amount of 33,800 eggs. By the end of the year, the company plans to purchase 500,000 eggs from Aviagen in total. Supplies will increase to amount to 8.5...

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15 November 2019

Steppe Agroholding keeps growing in farmland

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Steppe Agroholding, a Russia-based large crop producer, continues to increase its farmland area. By the end of 2019, the company plans to purchase 50,000 hectares to reach the size of 500,000 hectares. In 2020, Steppe intends to further purchase land in order to farm 600,000 hectares by the end of the year. For now, the main operations of Steppe...

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14 November 2019

Ukraine: draft law on farmland sales adopted

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The Parliament of Ukraine adopted a draft law on farmland sales on first reading. The launch of a full-fledged land market is planned for October, 2020. The moratorium on farmland sales is in effect since 2001 in Ukraine. At the same time, agricultural enterprises are not forbidden from leasing land.

The moratorium on land sales is considered as...

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11 November 2019

JBS to ship 400 tonnes of pork innards to China

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Seara Alimentos, a subsidiary of the world’s leading Brazil-based meat producer JBS, plans to ship its first batch of pork innards in volume of 400 tonnes to China. Seara Alimentos is among seven Brazilian pork plants that have been lately authorized by Chinese authorities to export this type of production to China. JBS has not disclosed any...

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11 November 2019

Muyan Foodstuff Co to boost its pig herd

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Muyuan Foodstuff Co., a Chinese large-scale pig producer, plans to boost its pig herd and expand its feeding and slaughtering capacities. In particular, the company expects the number of sows at its farms to reach 1.3 million until 2020. Also, Muyan reports net income of $217 million in Q3 2019, an increase of over 300% as compared to the same...

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08 November 2019

Scientists urge EU to stop intensive farming

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Over 2,500 scientists have urged the European Commission and the European Parliament to reform the EU common agricultural policy (CAP). According to the representatives of the European Ornithologists Union, the European Mammal Foundation, the Societas Europaea Herpetologica, the Societas Europaea Lepidopterologica and Butterfly Conservation Europe,...

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