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Follow the $2 billion AgTech investment momentum

London, 18 April 2015

The AgTech gold rush is on. With investment in this sector exploding to over two billion in 2014 from roughly $150 million in 2012, according a recent article by GAI News, the momentum is set to continue. Highly engaged in discussions of the principles of this burgeoning sector are investors – from venture capital to private equity to foundations and corporations – all of whom can turn to Global AgInvesting’s inaugural AgTech Week for the most critical networking and imperative knowledge to date.

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Saudi buys stake in Canadian grain group

Source: Financial Times, 15th April 2015

Middle East kingdom teams with Bunge on venture to help secure food imports

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Gazprom chief warns Brussels over price challenge

Source: Financial Times, 13th April 2015

Miller says crackdown will trigger higher costs as EU starts antitrust case

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Kraft wheat case tests commercial traders

Source: Financial Times, 8th April 2015

CTFC also considers new rule capping speculation in 28 commodities

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Macquarie agricultural commodity price index loses 4% in March

London, 8 April 2015

In line with Macquarie's expectations, the Macquarie agricultural commodity price index (MacPI) moved lower in March, losing 4% MoM. The major contributor to this fall was the Sugar index, which dropped 14% MoM. The Vegetable Oils index also fell heavily, down almost 9%.

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FAO food price index drops again

Rome, 2 april 2015

The FAO Food Price Index continued to decline in March, dropping 1.5 percent from February and 18.7 percent (40 points) below its level a year earlier.

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Kraft and Mondelez face wheat trade claim

Source: Financial Times, 2nd April 2015

Allegations that US markets were manipulated

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First Trades of New Physically Delivered Cocoa Futures Contract on CME Europe

London, 31 March 2015

CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced the first trades of its new Physically Delivered Cocoa futures contract (contract code CCP), which were launched yesterday on its European exchange, CME Europe.

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USDA Extends ARC and PLC Deadlines

Washington, 27 March 2015:

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today provided farm owners and producers one additional week, until April 7, 2015, to choose between Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), the safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill. The final day to update yield history or reallocate base acres also will be April 7, 2015.

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Outlooks for El Niño and 2015/16 crops

London 17 March 2015

Presented by Corey Cherr, Head of Agriculture & Weather Research & Forecasts - Lanworth at Thomson Reuters, this unique webinar will address the following key topics: