Palm Oil Price Outlook 2015: Live Coverage

The POC palm oil conference takes place this week in Kuala Lumpur. Delegates and traders around the world are eagerly awaiting what this year hold for palm oil supply, demand and prices, according to the industry's leading experts.The Public Ledger will bring ...

Brazil truck strike still partly ongoing

Road strikes in key Brazilian highways have now subsided, with most roads now unblocked though some disruption continues.

Australia on track for record macadamia crop

Macadamias Australian macadamia growers are on track for a record crop this year, despite damage to farms in central Queensland by ex-Tropical Cyclone Marcia.

Market Report: Cocoa spikes over quality concerns

Cocoa prices have increased by more than 10% over the last two weeks on the back of quality issues in Ivory Coast, although port arrivals in the country have overtaken last year’s levels.Liffe cocoa for May del...

Market Report: Barley slips further as currency action weighs in

Movement in local currencies continue to push down export prices across the board, as the barley market also feels the strain of cheaper alternatives.

ICE US Review: Coffee ends mixed on pre-weekend trade

ICE coffee futures ended mixed on Friday, as the weaker Brazilian real and favourable weather in the country pressured near-term values while the more deferred contracts rose on ideas of future demand.Speculati...

ICE Canada Review: Canola follows soyoil higher

CANOLA contracts traded on the ICE Futures Canada platform contracts were stronger at Friday’s close, as a rally in CBOT soyoil and month-end positioning provided support.Soyoil was up by nearly a penny per pou...

CBOT Review: Soybeans mostly higher as soyoil rallies

Chicago soybean futures ended mostly higher on Friday, riding on the coattails of a rally seen in Chicago soyoil futures, analysts said. Values settled two cents US per bushel lower, to seven cents higher.Ongoi...

Russian export tax leads wheat shipments to plummet

Russia's wheat exports have fallen 57% year-on-year in February after the government imposed a tax on the shipments on February 1, the Agriculture Min...

Cocoa deficit seen in 14/15, ICCO

The International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) on Friday forecast a global cocoa deficit of 17,000 tonnes in 2014/15 (October-September), compared with a...

China corn imports down 11% on year

China's corn imports fell 11% in January from the year ago month, but shipments from Ukraine soared as suppliers there stepped up loadings to honour c...

US almond prices likely to hold firm despite good bloom

A perfect US almond bloom so far and disappointing shipments in the last few months should have caused the price fall every buyer has been waiting for...

Poppyseed market kept in check by lack of Indian buying

Turkish white poppyseed prices remain on the low side due to a lack of demand from India.

EU wheat exports stay ahead y-o-y

EU soft wheat exports licences topped 900,000 tonnes for the third time this season in the week ended February 24, as barley sales also extended their...

Russia looks to address farming 'credit crisis'

Russia is looking at ways to address a shortage of available credit for farmers ahead of the winter sowing season.

US almond prices likely to hold firm despite good bloom

A perfect US almond bloom so far and disappointing shipments in the last few months should have caused the price fall every buyer has been waiting for...

Weekly Review: Canola futures climb to 7-month high

ICE futures Canada canola contracts hit their highest levels in seven months during the week ended February 25, but ran into resistance to the upside ...

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Analysis: How much longer will Russia keep food ban in place?

There is growing speculation among food and agricultural policy analysts that Russia could soon lift some or all of the sanctions imposed six months ago on the ...

Vietnamese coffee trade slow after Tet

Sales of robusta coffee in Vietnam have yet to pick up after a long public holiday and prices are stuck near a three-week low.Slow trading in the first half of ...

How much soy is being hoarded by Argentine farmers?

In Argentina, a battle over export taxes has farmers defending their fields at night amid accusations that they’re hoarding crops to undermine the government.

EU compound feed production down last year

Compound feed production in the EU fell to its lowest level since 2011 last year, according to the European Compound Feed Manufacturers’ Federation (Fefac).

Mixed spices

Global spice prices still prone to upward pressure in 2015

A comprehensive report from Rotterdam trader Catz International indicates that a number of key spices look set for continued firm prices this year.

Interview: "Managing risk and reputation are key, now more than ever"

Commodities trading companies have increasingly moved to become vertically integrated in recent years, with many of them also having plantations and production ...

Ukraine: Still eyeing China to boost corn exports

As Ukraine’s position of corn exporter has strengthened over the last year, the Black Sea country continues to set its eyes on boosting trade with China and loo...

Ginger pile

Ginger market looks set for mostly firm trend this year

International dried ginger prices are expected to hold on the firm side over the coming weeks even with a number of new crop arrivals under way.

Almond blossom

US almond bloom has shown 'nearly perfect conditions'

US almond growers are just a few days away from completing the 2015 almond crop bloom, a flash bloom which has shown nearly perfect conditions at every level, T...

Sultanas

Turkish sultana and raisin sales surging ahead

Sales of Turkish sultanas and raisins have continued to forge ahead with 233,429 tonnes of raw material registered between September 1 2014 and the end of Janua...

Gum Arabic

Gum Arabic faces upward pressure on lower than expected new crop yields

Global gum Arabic prices have been subjected to unexpected upward pressure after it was realised that the new crop in Kordofan, Sudan, was not as good as previo...