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Exclusive: Senior aide to Brazil farm minister targeted by graft probe

Jul 12 2019

SAO PAULO A senior adviser to Brazilian Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias is being investigated over his management of a public contract five years ago, according to two people familiar with the matter and documents from an internal ministry probe seen by Reuters.

Brazil cotton farmers sue Bayer over patent on GMO seed

Jul 11 2019

SAO PAULO Brazilian cotton producers in the state of Mato Grosso on Thursday sued Bayer AG , seeking to cancel the chemical company's patent protection for its Bollgard II RR Flex genetically modified cotton seed, according to a statement sent to Reuters.

EU-Mercosur deal boosts Brazil meatpackers' hopes for EU meat mission

Jul 04 2019

SAO PAULO An historic trade deal between the European Union and South American trade bloc Mercosur last week is lifting expectations for Europe's next mission to evaluate Brazilian chicken plants, an industry group said on Thursday.

Brazil unit of France's Casino to sell stake in appliance retailer for at least $578 million

Jun 12 2019

SAO PAULO French retailing group Casino's Brazilian unit will sell its controlling stake in a Brazilian appliance retailer for at least 2.23 billion reais ($578 million), accepting a discount on the unit's listed price as it refocuses on its supermarket business.

ADM ships Brazil corn to Smithfield Foods in the United States amid heavy rains

Jun 04 2019

SAO PAULO, June 4 Archer Daniels Midland Co and other grain traders are selling Brazilian corn to Smithfield Foods Inc in the United States, where wet weather has reduced plantings, said two sources with knowledge of the matter.

Brazil halts beef exports to China after atypical mad cow case

Jun 03 2019

SAO PAULO Brazil has temporarily halted beef exports to China following an atypical case of mad cow disease in leading farm state Mato Grosso, the agriculture ministry said on Monday.

BRF and Marfrig's tie-up talks draw doubts on timing, savings

May 31 2019

SAO PAULO Investors and analysts on Friday questioned Brazilian meatpacker BRF SA's move to take over local beef producer Marfrig Global Foods SA, raising doubts about the timing of talks and the potential for cost savings.

Fast-growing Brazil grain trader Gavilon faces tax audit - sources

May 31 2019

SAO PAULO, May 31 Commodities trader Gavilon do Brasil, a subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate Marubeni Corp , is being audited by Brazilian tax authorities, according to two people who asked for anonymity to discuss the confidential matter.

Brazil's BRF and Marfrig in talks to form meatpacking heavyweight

May 30 2019

SAO PAULO Brazilian food processors BRF SA and Marfrig Global Foods SA on Thursday announced exclusive talks for a potential tie-up that would create one of the world's largest meat producers, according to securities filings.

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