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Chiquita holders reject plans to merge with Fyffes
The proposed agreement with Fyffes was an all-stock deal, with the companies planning to incorporate in Dublin to take advantage of lower tax rates. Chiquita is now based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Sweetener users study: Mexico trade case costly
Sweetener users study: Mexico trade case costly
A white paper analyzing the economic impacts of imposing duties on Mexican sugar in response to a trade case filed by American sugar producers finds U.S. consumers and sweetened product manufacturers could pay $2.4 billion more for sugar in the coming...
Caterpillar beats Street 3Q forecasts
Caterpillar expects full-year earnings to be $6.50 per share, with revenue expected to be $55 billion.
Brazilian companies raise Chiquita offer to $681M
The latest bid from Safra and Cutrale is for $14.50 per Chiquita share, up from an offer of $14 per share earlier this month. They had bid $13 per share in August.
Union Pacific 3Q profit chugs ahead 19 percent
The Omaha, Nebraska-based railroad said Thursday that it earned $1.37 billion, or $1.53 per share, for the quarter ended Sept. 30. That’s up from $1.15 billion, or $1.24 per share, a year ago.
Potato markets
Oct. 24 potato markets
Judge to hear arguments in Big Island GMO lawsuit
Agriculture groups and farmers filed a lawsuit in federal court in June seeking to overturn the law, which went into effect in December.
Economist doubts population projections
Projections of massive global population growth may be inflated, which casts doubt on the notion of long term upward pressure on commodity crop prices, an economist says.
UP surcharge raises intermodal freight costs
Union Pacific is applying an overweight surcharge on intermodal containers headed for western ports, increasing freight costs for ag products headed for export markets.
Groups seek foreign buyers for ethanol cereal byproduct
Groups seek foreign buyers for ethanol cereal byproduct
The U.S. Grains Council and Renewable Fuels Association hosted reprensentatives from 32 countries at an export conference Oct. 21-22 in Seattle.
New efforts to ban tobacco farm child labor
This month, the Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina said it “does not condone the use of child labor” and said tobacco growers and farm labor contractors should not employ workers under 16 years old.

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Feds act to protect 2 butterflies; farmers wary
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Thursday named the Dakota skipper as threatened and the Poweshiek skipperling as endangered under the...

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Lawyer urges judge to invalidate Big Isle GMO law
The plaintiffs want to invalidate an ordinance that went into effect in December banning new cultivation of any genetically modified crops and...
Judge to hear arguments in Big Island GMO lawsuit
Agriculture groups and farmers filed a lawsuit in federal court in June seeking to overturn the law, which went into effect in December.
New efforts to ban tobacco farm child labor
Michigan warns of Serrano peppers with salmonella
N.Y. grants $17.6 million to protect 21 farms

Business

Chiquita holders reject plans to merge with Fyffes
The proposed agreement with Fyffes was an all-stock deal, with the companies planning to incorporate in Dublin to take advantage of lower tax rates.
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time, subject to change.
Feds act to protect 2 butterflies; farmers wary
Sweetener users study: Mexico trade case costly
Caterpillar beats Street 3Q forecasts

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Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time, subject to change.
Potato markets
Oct. 24 potato markets
Portland daily grain report
Portland daily grain report
Western hay markets

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Economist doubts population projections
Projections of massive global population growth may be inflated, which casts doubt on the notion of long term upward pressure on commodity crop...
UP surcharge raises intermodal freight costs
Union Pacific is applying an overweight surcharge on intermodal containers headed for western ports, increasing freight costs for ag products headed...
WTO panel rules COOL detrimental to Canada, Mexico
NCBA says generic checkoff would fall short
FSA helps farmers understand new risk management tools

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UP surcharge raises intermodal freight costs
Union Pacific is applying an overweight surcharge on intermodal containers headed for western ports, increasing freight costs for ag products headed...
Groups seek foreign buyers for ethanol cereal byproduct
The U.S. Grains Council and Renewable Fuels Association hosted reprensentatives from 32 countries at an export conference Oct. 21-22 in Seattle.
Idaho dry bean industry sets sights on Costa Rica
Yellow spud varieties make debut
Washington, Oregon potato farmers eye Southeast Asia