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23 September 2019

Kuban-Vino to expand vineyards to 9,000 hectares

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Kuban-Vino, a Russia-based wine producer and a subsidiary of the agroholding Ariant, wants to plant additional 1,000 hectares of vineyards by 2020, thus expanding its operated farmland under vineyards to a total of 9,000 hectares. For this purpose, Kuban-Vino will use its own planting material. In 2019, the company plans to grow 2.52 million grape...

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23 September 2019

Switzerland to vote on factory farming ban

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Swiss citizens are going to vote on a possible ban on factory farming after the “No factory farming in Switzerland” campaign collected over 100,000 signatures countrywide urging the government to declare intensive farming illegal. Supporters of the ban claim that factory farming is unacceptable, as it does not ensure the principles of animal...

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20 September 2019

Ukrlandfarming expects record sunflower yield

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Ukrlandfarming, a Ukraine-based agroholding operating 500,000 hectares of farmland, reports to have harvested 65% of its farmland areas under sunflower. Based on the interim results of current harvesting campaign of sunflower, the company expects to set a yield record over the past five years. Sunflower accounts for 16% in the company’s crop...

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20 September 2019

World’s biggest meat producers accused of buying cattle from Amazon deforesters

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An investigation performed by Repórter Brasil disclosed that Brazil-based and world’s largest meat producers JBS, Marfrig and Frigol have been buying cattle from ranchers associated with illegal deforestation of Amazon region and slave labor. The ranches concerned are located in Brazil’s Pará state, the region of Amazon currently suffering from...

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19 September 2019

Epicenter K launched seed plant

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Epicenter K, a Ukraine-based agroholding, launched a seed plant in the Khmelnytskyi region of Ukraine. The total processing capacity of the plant reaches 100 tonnes of seeds per day. With the launch of a seed plant Epicentr K expects to raise profitability of crops. So far, Epicenter K has prepared 2,000 tonnes of wheat seeds for autumn sowing...

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18 September 2019

Agroinvestgroup ready to restructure debts

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Agroinvestgroup, a Ukraine-based agroholding that went bankrupt in early 2019, is searching the opportunities to restructure its debts. The company is known to be involved in a fraud scheme which affected 60% of grain market players of Ukraine, both national and international.

Recently, the co-owner of Agroinvestgroup Vitalii Kucherenko announced...

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18 September 2019

Agroliga to generate energy from sunflower husk

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Agroliga Group, a Ukraine-based agroholding, completed construction of its new thermal power plant, designed to produce green energy from sunflower husk. The plant is expected to be launched by 2020. With this project, Agroliga will be able to avoid waste from sunflower production and to use generated energy for its production needs as well as to...

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17 September 2019

Ukraine: 1.2 million hectares of farmland under emphyteutic lease

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In the run-up to the launch of a full-fledged land market in Ukraine, planned for late 2019, the authorities reported that up to 1.2 million hectares from the total of 28 million hectares of farmland under moratorium are already under emphyteutic lease.

An emphyteutic lease agreement, which can be long-term or even unlimited, gives much more...

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16 September 2019

MHP to issue eurobonds worth $ 350 million

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MHP, Ukraine’s leading poultry producer, plans to issue eurobonds worth up to $ 350 million with expected annual return of 6.25% to be traded at London Stock Exchange. The eurobonds will have a maturity of ten years. So far, MHP holds 55% of the Ukrainian poultry market. The company increased its net profit 38% in Q2 of 2019, as compared to the...

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16 September 2019

Cherkizovo extended farmland to 300,000 hectares

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Cherkizovo, Russia’s leading meat producer, reports to have increase its farmland area from 287,000 hectares to 300,000 hectares. Such extension is due to recent farmland acquisitions in Penza and Lipetsk regions of Russia. In the current sowing campaign, Cherkizovo increased farmland under crops by 9,700 hectares to 174,800 hectares. The company...

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