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But it appears that Soros swooped in and saved the day because this
Ospraie is the “co-investor” with Soros that bought the remnants of
ConAgra’s trading operation and renamed it . . . Gavilon. In the
industry, it is widely acknowledged that Ospraie IS Soros. That three-
page article citation is here, copy and paste the URL into your
As you probably remember, Gavilon just recently bought both DeBruce
Grain out of Kansas City and the biggest grain elevator company in the
Pacific Northwest, thus making Soros (who is the money behind Gavilon
through both his own Soros Fund Management AND his de facto control of
Ospraie) the third-largest grain company in the U.S. with 280 million
bushels of storage capacity, behind only Archer Daniels Midland (542
million bushels storage capacity) and Cargill (344 million bushels
storage capacity). That citation is here:
Statistics Canada said yesterday that durum planting may total 4.375 million acres this year, less than the 5.05 million projected in April. Seeding still is expected to be up from 3.15 million in 2010, when excessive rains also curbed output, the government agency said.
“Canada, they’re the ones that are going to have to make up the shortfall in the U.S.,” said Charles Soule, a market analyst with Country Hedging Inc. in St. Paul, Minnesota. “No doubt, it’s going to be a tight situation.”