The minister of agriculture is appealing to sugarbeet growers and sugar producers to come to an agreement for beet delivery and purchase in 2017.
Nordic Sugar decided to return to negotiations with Danish farmers immediately after a surprise opinion by the Danish government, according to reports.
Cristal Union has acquired a 17% equity stake in the Croatian sugar manufacturer Viro Group.
With uncertain weather, changing trade relationships and new import-export flows, the world sugar market seems to be approaching a time of tightening supplies and greater demand.
The European Commission has re-established a clause allowing growers and producers to negotiate terms of value-sharing in beet contracts in the EU sugar market regime in force after 2017.
Weak bioethanol sales numbers have prompted grain-trade giant Archer Daniels Midland Co (ADM) to be welcoming sales bids for its US three corn dry mills.
The European Commission's plan for limiting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions favors a gradual phasing-out of established technologies "such as bioethanol produced from agricultural raw materials," biofuels producers say.