Global AgInvesting News, Information and Research for Investors in Farmland and Agriculture Globally Insect Feed Startup Raises €5.5 Million in Second Funding Campaign Paris-based Ynsect has raised €5.5 million in capital in its second fundraising round after raising €1.8 million less than a year ago. 12/19/2014 1:35 PM Russia Wheat Restrictions Spell Opportunity for France, Germany The uncertainly of the Russian grain supply on world markets will likely drive buyers to find alternative sources. 12/19/2014 1:16 PM A $470 Million Investment to Support the Expansion of Agropur A consortium of institutional investors and banks have announced a $470 million investment into Canada’s Agropur. 12/19/2014 11:29 AM Nidera Acquired Terminal in Port of Constanta Netherlands-based grain trader Nidera has acquired full ownership of the USA/USC Terminal at the port of Constanta, Romania. 12/19/2014 10:52 AM Iowa Farmland Prices Down 8.9%; Biggest Drop Since 1986 As commodity prices fall, Iowa farmland values declined 8.9% in 2014 – the biggest annual decline since 1986. 12/19/2014 10:26 AM Rabobank Says More Investment is Needed in EU Grain Sector Infrastructure and storage capacity in the EU grain sector must be ramped up to maximize trade and ensure supply according to Rabobank. 12/18/2014 3:57 PM Thailand Regains Top Spot in Rice Trade Amid Reserve Sale Thai rice exports are forecast to reach a record next year after sales are made from reserves, and price supports are eliminated. 12/18/2014 3:24 PM Growing Opportunities in Indonesia’s Dairy Market Given factors such as GDP and per capita income growth, Indonesia represents a market with significant opportunity for dairy. 12/18/2014 2:46 PM Relaxed Cuba Sanctions Good News for Agriculture The announcement of the relaxation of the embargo in place against Cuba for the past 50 years is good news for U.S. agriculture. 12/18/2014 11:18 AM China Approves Imports of Viptera Corn, Two Types of Soybeans – Vilsack China has approved imports of Syngenta’s Viptera corn and two biotech soybean varieties developed by DuPont and Bayer. 12/18/2014 10:41 AM