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06 March 2018

MHP to pay $ 80 million in dividends

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On March 6, 2018, the board of directors of the MHP approved an interim dividend payment of $ 0.7492 per share, equivalent to about $ 80 million.

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06 March 2018

Landfort focuses on growing grain and sunflower crops

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The Landfort agroholding will mainly produce cereals and sunflower in 2018. The areas for cultivation of grains and sunflower will amount to more than 33,000 hectares.

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02 March 2018

Juggling with land: How agroholdings exchange their assets

In 2017, about 400,000 hectares of farmland in Ukraine changed their users. The largest Ukrainian latifundist – Kernel – acquired the most (220 hectares). UkrLandFarming sold the largest acreage in 2017 (84,000 hectares).

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01 March 2018

Astarta to build cleaning facilities and increase elevator capacity

Astarta-Kyiv intends to build a purification facility and increase its elevator capacity. This was announced by the head of the sugar business of the company Valery Sokolenko during the exhibition Sugar World 2018. He highlighted that the company intends to develop logistics, in particular to build a new silo for 60,000 tons of one-time storage capacity, which will be put into operation in 2019.

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01 March 2018

Landfort increased the land bank to 37,000 hectares

The Landfort agroholding, being part of the group of companies BKW, increased its land bank to almost 37,000 hectares in late 2017. This was achieved by conducting a land deal and acquiring the agricultural firm "Russia" in Berdyansk district of the Zaporozhye region at the end of 2017. Thanks to this, Landfort was able to increase its land bank by 10,000 hectares.

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01 March 2018

Kernel plans to reduce the land bank to 560,000 hectares

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In summer of 2017 Kernel absorbed Ukrainian Agrarian Investments and Agro Invest Ukraine, which resulted in the expansion of the land bank to 602,500 hectares. After the expected optimization of the land bank, the area under cultivation in 2018 is going to be reduced to 560,000 hectares.

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28 February 2018

Donskoy bekon launched two more pig complexes in Russia

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The company Donskoy bekon, which is apart of the AIC "Don" (the Russian project of the German holding Tönnies), launched two more pig farms in the Voronezh region. The farms Rastykaylovka and Trostiansky were commissioned in late 2017. Each of them is designed for 2,500 sows.

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27 February 2018

Defenseless giants: how agroholdings struggle with theft

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Agricultural business in Ukraine faces the problem of theft. Since agroholdings consist of many clusters located in different regions of the country, central offices have difficulties in monitoring managers on the farms. The most common theft prevention programs of agroholdings include video surveillance, sensors that control the use of fuel, grain availability in grain containers and soil depth in the field as well as GPS monitoring. The latter, having a connection with satellites, allows controlling the mileage, speed, fuel consumption, number of stops, place and volume of refueling of machinery.

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22 February 2018

Avangard plans to expand to the EU

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Polish egg producers are concerned about competition with Ukraine after the European Commission allowed the Ukrainian company Avangard to export eggs to the EU. The share of imports of eggs and processed products from Ukraine to the EU is systematically increasing: at the end of 2014 it was 4%, and in 2016 - 50%.

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22 February 2018

HarvEast to invest $ 4 million in a seed factory

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Agroholding HarvEast will launch a seed plant in the Donetsk region of Ukraine in August 2018. Investments before the launch will amount to $ 3 million. Additional investments in logistics and warehouse capacity will amount to another $ 1 million. The plant will produce seeds of sunflowers, peas, lentils, as well as of wheat and barley.

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