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Lactalis to buy Agropur’s yogurt business

Deal to include two processing plants, major yogurt brands

Canadian dairy co-operative Agropur has reached a deal to sell its yogurt processing business and plants to the Canadian arm of French dairy giant Groupe Lactalis. The deal, as announced Thursday, will include Agropur’s plants at Granby, Que. and Delta, B.C. plus the operations at a distribution centre it leases at Longueuil, Que. Financial terms […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn, soy slip on rains, crop ratings

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. grain and soybean futures extended losses on Tuesday as crops in the U.S. Midwest were poised to benefit from rains, traders said. Technical selling and better-than-expected U.S. Department of Agriculture crop condition ratings added pressure on prices. Showers in parts of the Midwest and Mississippi Delta temporarily eased concerns about […] Read more



Hothouse produce grower to devote site to marijuana

Canada’s only publicly traded greenhouse produce-growing company plans to put up one of its British Columbia greenhouses for a new venture in cannabis production. Vancouver-based Village Farms announced Tuesday it has partnered with Victoria-based medical cannabis producer/processor Emerald Health Therapeutics in a 50/50 joint venture to grow cannabis for medical use and, pending changes to […] Read more