Global AgInvesting News, Information and Research for Investors in Farmland and Agriculture Globally U.S. River Freight System Near Breaking Point as Huge Harvest Looms The U.S. inland waterway system is one flood, drought, or mechanical breakdown away from disaster according to industry sources. 09/29/2014 3:23 PM SCPE Invests $90 Million in Vietnamese Agribusiness Firm Standard Chartered Private Equity has acquired a significant minority stake in An Giang Plant Protection Joint Stock Co. 09/29/2014 1:18 PM Wheat Area for 2015 Harvest to Hit 17-Year High Global wheat acreage for 2015/16 will reach a 17-year high according to the International Grains Council. 09/29/2014 12:56 PM Did Bunge and Solazyme Just Enter a New Age of Sugar Production? Bunge Global Innovation LLC and Proterro have entered into a joint development agreement that could revolutionize sugar production. 09/29/2014 11:34 AM Monsanto GMO Wheat Found in Montana as Oregon Probe Ends Monsanto Genetically modified wheat was found in July in a Montana research field years after testing was completed. 09/29/2014 10:59 AM New Deal to Improve Wine Trade Between Hong Kong and Mainland China A new deal between Hong Kong and Mainland China will remove the need for Hong Kong wine exporters to be registered. 09/26/2014 6:30 PM Record Global Crop of Oilseed Expected Global oilseed production is forecast to climb 4.3% to 519.7 million tons for 2014/15 according to Oil World. 09/26/2014 1:43 PM Mexico: Drought and Bird Flu Raise Chicken Meat Prices So far in 2014, the price of chicken meat in Mexico is up 10% and the price of beef has increased 15% due to bird flu and drought 09/26/2014 1:41 PM Commodity Outliers Attract Investors Investors and hedge fund managers are being drawn to cattle, cocoa, and coffee due to less market vulnerability. 09/26/2014 1:2 PM Brazil Unveils Unusual Corn Stockpiling Scheme The Brazilian government announced it will buy 1 million to 1.5 million tons of corn and 400,000 – 500,000 tons of wheat. 09/26/2014 10:56 AM