Global AgInvesting News, Information and Research for Investors in Farmland and Agriculture Globally Brief: Lactalis Gets Brazilian Regulators’ Approval to Buy BRF Dairy Units France’s Lactalis given regulatory approval from the Brazilian government to acquire the dairy units of BRF SA for US$594 million. 04/24/2015 3:45 PM Russian Government Invests US$11 Billion to Implement Agricultural Import Substitution Program Russia is investing $11 billion to create a program to reduce agricultural imports and become 85% self-sufficient in meat by 2020. 04/24/2015 3:3 PM DuPont Buying Microbiome Firm, Seeks Edge in Emerging Crop Products DuPont has acquired California-based microbiome discovery company, Taxon Biosciences Inc. for an undisclosed amount. 04/24/2015 1:8 PM Brazil’s Farmers Push for Reversal of Foreign Purchase Ban Brazilian farmers have filed a case with the country’s Supreme Court to overturn restrictions of foreign ownership of farmland. 04/23/2015 3:31 PM UK-Based, Multinational Agribusiness, Tate & Lyle Announces Restructuring Tate & Lyle has announced a major restructuring of its sucralose business and its exit from the bulk of its ingredients facilities. 04/23/2015 1:39 PM Brief: Hancock Agricultural Investment Group Makes $6.8 Million Florida Purchase Hancock Agricultural Investment Group has purchased 990.7 acres in Manatee County, Florida for $6.8 million. 04/23/2015 11:47 AM PODCAST: CME Group on Ag Outlook, Global Trends and More Erik Norland, Executive Director and Senior Economist at CME Group, offers economic and ag outlooks and identifies trends to watch. 04/22/2015 10:21 PM Brief: Andros Foods North America to Invest $73 Million to Expand Fruit Processing Operation Andros Foods North America has announced a $73 million investment to expand its fruit processing operations in Virginia. 04/22/2015 3:20 PM Nomad Foods to Buy Birds Eye Owner, Iglo for US$2.79 Billion Nomad Foods is acquiring Iglo, Europe’s largest frozen foods group from private equity group, Permira for US$2.79 billion. 04/22/2015 2:14 PM Rabo Equity’s Agri Business Fund Looks to Raise $30 Million From ADB Rabo Equity India Agri Business Fund II is reportedly in talks to raise $30 million from the Asian Development Bank. 04/22/2015 11:47 AM