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20 December 2019

Marfrig launched vegan meat brand

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Marfrig, a Brazil-based meat producer and processor, launched the production of plant-based meat products under the brand Revolution. The company plans to supply non-meat burgers and other vegan alternatives to meat locally as well as export them. Marfrig decided to expand its production portfolio in response to a global trend towards the growing...

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19 December 2019

Rusagro to construct the world’s largest sauce plant

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Rusagro, a Russia-based agroholding engaged in crop, sugar and meat production, plans to implement several new investment projects aimed at increasing the existing production capacities and constructing the new ones. In particular, Rusagro wants to invest $ 16 million in expanding the capacities of two oil extraction plants and a fat processing...

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19 December 2019

JBS USA to acquire meat processing plant

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JBS USA, a U.S. subsidiary of JBS SA, has leased a meat processing plant owned by a U.S.-based family enterprise J&B Group, with the intention to acquire it in the future. The facility, which is designed to produce fresh and frozen ground beef and steaks, stopped production in November 2019 due to the owners’ decision to move operations to another...

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18 December 2019

LNZ Group wants to export corn seeds to EU

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LNZ Group, a Ukraine-based agroholding operating two seed plants and 80,000 hectares of farmland, is interested in exporting corn seeds to the EU countries. The company expects there will be favorable opportunities for exports in 2020. LNZ Group was established 170 years ago as Ukraine’s first seed plant. In the nearest future, the company plans to...

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18 December 2019

Grain Alliance to receive funding from EBRD

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Grain Alliance, a Ukraine-based agroholding operating 57,000 hectares of farmland, will receive a $ 11.2 million loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The funds will be invested in increasing the grain storage capacity and renewing agricultural machinery park. Also, Grain Alliance plans to implement the...

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17 December 2019

Impact of intensive farming on biodiversity

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Intensive farming is considered to be among the major drivers of biodiversity loss, second only to the loss of natural habitat due to farmland expansion. At the same time, intensification as the outcome of global economic growth and development of new technologies enabled the farming sector to increase yields and produce more food, thus...

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13 December 2019

Miratorg expands lamb production

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Miratorg, a Russia-based agroholding, is expanding lamb production. In the nearest future, the company plans to launch a sheep farm in the Tula region. The farm is designed to maintain up to 50,000 sheep at one time, and the farm’s annual production volume will amount to 3,300 tonnes of lamb in live weight. In 2020, Miratorg expects to launch...

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12 December 2019

KSG Agro improved piglet survival rate

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KSG Agro, a Ukraine-based agroholding, managed to reduce piglet mortality rate 20% at one of its subsidiaries, Nyva Trudova, in the Dnipropetrovsk region in 2019. In particular, the company strengthened preventive measures at its production sites, e.g. vaccination and immunization of sows, improving animal nutrition as well as enforcement of...

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11 December 2019

Agromino to extend its storage capacities

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Agromino, a Denmark-based agroholding with operations in Estonia, Russia and Ukraine, plans to extend its grain storage capacities. The company wants to construct two silos with one-time storage capacity of 8,000 tonnes on the premises of its existing grain elevator in the Kharkiv region of Ukraine. The construction works are expected to be...

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10 December 2019

Kernel ready to assist partners with farmland purchases

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Kernel, a Ukraine-based agroholding, wants to help its partners with farmland purchases after the lift of the moratorium on land sales in Ukraine. In particular, Kernel plans to buy farmland and lease it to the agricultural enterprises that cannot afford land acquisitions for the period of up to 49 years. The company communicated that it is legally...

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