Palm oil prices have failed to rally to the extent that some industry insiders had been expecting over recent weeks, although lingering uncertainty and a bullish USDA report this week have kept the market supported.

Weekly Review: Canola receives boost from soybeans

The ICE Futures Canada canola market pulled higher during the week ended June 30, following heavy gains in the US soy complex which advanced to their highest point in five months Tuesday (June 30).

Greek economy impacts currant sales

The major concern affected dried fruit markets over the past few weeks has been the on-going political situation in Greece.

Editorial: Brazil’s agricultural growth ‘can be sustainable’

In their joint Agricultural Outlook 2015-2024, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) today said Brazil’s rapid agricultural growt...

OECD and FAO forecast oilseed price decline

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) have forecast a decline in real-term prices of oilseeds and oilseed products over the next ...

EU rapeseed crop may fall from record

The recent dry weather could reduce the EU's 2015 rapeseed crop following a record harvest last year.

US corn and soy futures rally on lower than expected stocks

US soybeans and corn stocks ballooned from a year ago but still missed market forecasts as strong demand ate into supplies, the USDA said on Tuesday (June 30).

ICE US Review: Coffee down with soft demand

ICE coffee futures ended lower Wednesday, as European demand remains soft amid ongoing economic problems in Greece, analysts said.Roasters are also on the sidelines, as they have already purchased enough suppli...

CBOT Review: Soybeans down with profit taking

Chicago soybean futures were five to 12 cents lower on Wednesday, seeing a profit taking correction following Tuesday’s sharp advances, traders said.T...

Indonesia ships less cocoa last month

Cocoa bean exports from Indonesia's Lampung province on the island of Sumatra percent fell 58.2% to 254 tonnes in June from a year earlier, according ...

Canadian trans-pacific partnership: What will it mean?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) currently being negotiated by Canada and eleven other Pacific Rim nations is a ‘big’ deal, both literally and figu...

Yield increases to drive cereals expansion to 2024

Global cereals production will increase by 14% over the next decade to 2024, according to new forecasts by the OECD and UN Food and Agriculture Organi...

US sees beet area unchanged, cane area up 2.6%

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said in its annual acreage report that US farmers sowed 1.164 mln acres (471,054 hectares) to sugar beet for t...

Canadian yields to take precedence over acres

Canadian farmers seeded a bit more canola and a bit less wheat than originally expected, according to the updated acreage estimates from Statistics Ca...

Russian grain to fall below expectations; Ukraine analyst

As Russia’s impending wheat export duty, commencing July 1, has been the focus of the grains market for well over a month, Ukraine consultant, UkrAgro...

World coffee shipments down 12%

Global coffee exports fell 12% in May from a year earlier to total 9.28 mln 60 kg bags, the International Coffee Organization (ICO) said on Tuesday.Fo...

North Indian second flush tea output down

Production of second flush teas in North India, which includes Assam and West Bengal, is expected to have fallen in June due to wet weather.

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Canadian wheat bids up sharply with weather worries

Cash bids for western Canadian wheat were up sharply during the week ended June 26, as weather worries in North America resulted in improved basis levels and pu...

Ivorian cocoa arrivals still lag

Cocoa arrivals at ports in top grower Ivory Coast reached around 1,546,000 tonnes by June 28 since the start of the season on October 1, exporters estimated on ...

No end in sight for dry pattern across SE Asia

Dry weather continued across most Indonesian palm areas over the last week, with only light showers occurring across portions of the Malaysian palm belt.

ADM suspends production at German biodiesel plant

US agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) is temporarily halting production at its biodiesel plant in Leer, Germany because of uncertainty about the fu...

Analysis: Speculation helps fuel latest escalation in vanilla prices

International vanilla prices have surged higher in recent months and look set to remain prone to increases due to intense speculation at origin and views that M...

World peanut industry set for plentiful supply

The global peanut industry looks assured of ample supply this year, Anupam Jindel, president of edible nuts and peanuts at Olam International, told FOODNEWS ear...

South Africa: 2016 corn plantings to grow on higher prices

South African farmers are expected to plant more corn next season due to the current high prices, which have been boosted by this year’s drought-hit crop.

Pepper prices seen as edging higher in some origins

Pepper prices in India, Sarawak and Sri Lanka increased by up to 3% in the week to June 26, while prices in other origins were reported to be stable, the Intern...

New funding from Almond Board of California

The Almond Board of California (ABC) has announced a USD2.5 million commitment to independent, third-party research into next-generation farming practices.

Turkey should have just enough vine fruit for demand

This year a number of issues have affected the new Turkish sultana and raisin crop.

Gum Arabic

Gum Arabic shows further price gains

Upturns in the price of Talha grades of gum Arabic are helping in turn to push up the price of the Hashab and Kordofan grade one products.