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Exclusive: Brazil prosecutors seek leniency talks with BRF in food fraud probe

Sep 12 2018

PONTA GROSSA, Brazil Brazilian federal prosecutors probing whether chicken processor BRF SA and certain laboratories colluded to cheat on food safety tests are seeking cooperation from the firms in return for more lenient penalties, a federal prosecutor told Reuters in an interview.

EXCLUSIVE-Brazil prosecutors seek leniency talks with BRF in food fraud probe

Sep 12 2018

PONTA GROSSA, Brazil, Sept 12 Brazilian federal prosecutors probing whether chicken processor BRF SA and certain laboratories colluded to cheat on food safety tests are seeking cooperation from the firms in return for more lenient penalties, a federal prosecutor told Reuters in an interview.

Brazil farmers vie for soy contract during U.S.-China trade war

Sep 10 2018

SAO PAULO Brazilian farmers said they are seeking support to develop a soybean futures contract that would ease deals between Brazil, the world's largest soy exporter, and top importer China at a time of heightened U.S.-China trade tensions.

UPDATE 2-Brazil court lifts injunction suspending products with glyphosate

Aug 23 2018

SAO PAULO/BRASÍLIA, Aug 23 A Brazilian court has lifted an injunction that had suspended registration in the country of products containing the agrochemical glyphosate, Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said on Thursday on his official Twitter account.

Brazil meat sector reels from trade bans, transport woes

Aug 23 2018

SAO PAULO Brazil's meat-packing sector is facing a grim year as trade embargos, stricter client demands and domestic transport disruptions weighed on the world's top chicken and fourth-biggest pork exporter.

Arlon's Brazil freight unit grain shipments seen up 18 pct in 2018

Aug 22 2018

SAO PAULO, Aug 22 Freight company Sotran SA Logistica e Transporte, a unit of U.S.-based Arlon Group in Brazil, expects its grain shipments to rise 18 percent this year due to Chinese demand for Brazilian soybeans and a strong dollar, an executive said.

Brazil's Gavilon aims to be top non-traditional soybean exporter to China

Aug 21 2018

SAO PAULO Grains origination company Gavilon do Brasil could become Brazil's largest non-traditional, "asset-light" soybean exporter to China in three years despite being a relatively new player here, a top executive said.

Ban on glyphosate would be 'disaster' for Brazil agriculture: minister

Aug 16 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO A potential ban on the popular herbicide glyphosate in Brazil over concerns it may cause cancer in humans would be a "disaster" for the country's agricultural industry, Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said on Thursday.

Food company JBS needs to raise prices to offset Brazil grain costs

Aug 15 2018

SAO PAULO Brazilian food company JBS SA would need to raise product prices by another 7 percent at its processed foods division Seara to offset a surge in feed costs, executives said on Wednesday.

Brazil pesticide group to appeal ruling suspending glyphosate weed killer

Aug 08 2018

SAO PAULO Brazil-based agrochemical companies plan to appeal a ruling suspending the use of best-selling weed killer glyphosate in one of the world's largest grain producing nations, an industry spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

World News

Trump rejects meeting Iran's Rouhani at U.N. gathering

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he would not meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as world leaders gathered in New York but signaled he was open to a future meeting, despite ongoing tensions over Tehran's nuclear deal.