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
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.
U.S. diversified agricultural retailer River Country Cooperative and farmer-owned cooperative CHS Inc. have decided to move ahead, subject to due diligence, with a business combination after having finalised a study of a formal merger.
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:
“For too long we’ve sat idle and let others—who don’t grow crops or raise animals—sling barbs and try and drive a wedge between farmers and consumers by using catch phrases like ‘factory farm’ or ‘big ag’,”