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ADM acquires Harvest Innovations; enhances its plant protein, gluten-free ingredient portfolio (02/08/2016)

Archer Daniels Midland Company announced February 2 it has reached an agreement to purchase a controlling stake in Harvest Innovations, an industry leader in minimally processed, expeller-pressed soy proteins, oils and gluten-free ingredients.

ChemChina offers $43 billion for Syngenta (02/08/2016)

BASEL, SWITZERLAND — China National Chemical (ChemChina), a Chinese state-owned chemical company, has offered more than $43 billion cash to buy its Swiss rival Syngenta, World Grain and other media sources reported last week.

FDA declines petition, sticks with soy protein’s heart health claim (02/08/2016)

The FDA will not revoke soy protein's health claims, as requested by a citizen petition. But the agency also admits that there will still be ongoing review on the ingredient, reports

Swinging back into action; TC&W repairing rail swing bridge over Minnesota River for improved access to river terminals (02/08/2016)

The railroad swing bridge on Normandale is getting a tune-up. The Twin Cities & Western Railroad Company (TC&W) is making repairs to the swing bridge over the Minnesota at the end of Normandale Boulevard (in south Bloomington, MN) this winter, including rail and tie replacement. This will allow the use of the rail bridge, which has not been in service since 2007. Grain shipping from TC&W’s service from central Minnesota elevators will benefit from the renewed access.

Healthy Food Ingredients offers Suntava® Purple Corn (02/08/2016)

FARGO, ND -- Healthy Food Ingredients (HFI), the parent company of SK Food International , Hesco/Dakota Organic Products, and the most recent addition, Suntava® Corporation announced February 5 the company now offers Suntava® brand purple corn

New grain terminal in Brazil's Amazon to start exports in July (02/08/2016)

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - Logistics firm Hidrovias do Brasil plans to start exporting from a new grain terminal in the Brazilian Amazon in July, serving international merchants, Reuters reported last week from Sao Paulo, Brazil, citing comments from Hidrovias’ CEO Bruno Serapião.

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