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Cargill Expects Flour Merger With ConAgra to be Finalized in Six to Eight Weeks

The deal was initially expected to be finalized late last year

Cargill Expects Flour Merger With ConAgra to be Finalized in Six to Eight Weeks

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, April 15 (Reuters) - U.S. agribusiness Cargill Inc expects the merger of its flour mill operations with those of ConAgra Foods Inc to be finalized in six to eight weeks after it clears a longstanding regulatory hurdle, Cargill Executive Chairman Greg Page said on Tuesday.

The combined entity, to be called Ardent Mills, would join ConAgra's milling operations with Horizon Milling LLC, which is a joint venture of privately held Cargill and U.S. farm cooperative CHS Inc.. To read more click here.

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Students Descend Upon Kentucky for Final Round in Alltech Young Scientist Competition
: (From left) Dr. Inge Russell, director of the Alltech Young Scientist Competition, presents awards to undergraduate winner Amanda Pesqueria for her study on compounds involved in fescue toxicosis syndrome in cows through the use of an advanced testing system and graduate winner Nimesha Fernando for her examination of how high levels of CO2 in the environment affect the growth of grain, with Dr.

Students Descend Upon Kentucky for Final Round in Alltech Young Scientist Competition

April 15, 2014 |

Registrants for the annual competition were asked to join Alltech in the pursuit of natural solutions to animal health, plant technology, environmental sciences and biotechnology-related challenges. Out of more than 8,500 registrations for the competition, these eight students received the top prize in the undergraduate or graduate division in their region and an all expense paid trip to compete in the finals:

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