Analysis: Tea sector in Sri Lanka faces tough times

Sri Lanka’s tea industry has been plunged into deep crisis with prices having fallen sharply in recent months, causing losses among producers, and exporters facing delayed payments owing to economic and political problems in key markets.

US crop ratings remain below last season

US corn crop ratings are still running behind year-ago levels but are better than they were last week, while soyabean ratings have held steady, according to the USDA’s latest crop progress report.

Vietnam selling less coffee recently

Vietnam's coffee sales have slowed in the past week, trailing a fall in global futures prices, and exports from the world's largest robusta producer in July will depend on global prices, traders said on Tuesday...

Analysis: Greek 'no' vote a risk to agricultural trade?

Greek voters have decisively rejected by 61.3% to 38.7% the terms of an international bailout of its economy in a nationwide referendum.

Ghana cocoa purchases surpass 650,000 tonnes

Ghana's cocoa regulator Cocobod has purchased 652,986 tonnes of cocoa in the 2014/15 season as of June 26, Deputy Finance Minister Cassiel Ato Forson told parliament.The amount is significantly down on last sea...

British farmers refused emergency neonicotinoid use

The British National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has confirmed that their application for the emergency use of neonicotinoid seed treatments this year has been refused.

Nestlé to build new Dubai coffee factory

Swiss food and beverages giant Nestlé is investing USD120 million in a new manufacturing facility in Dubai, which will produce coffee and culinary products to cater for rising demand throughout the Middle East....

Indian sugar crushing will be unviable in 2015/16

Sugarcane harvest The Uttar Pradesh Sugar Mills Association (UPSMA) has announced that it will not start cane crushing for 2015/16 at the prevailing State Advised Cane Price (SAP).

ICE US Review: Sugar higher at week’s beginning

ICE SUGAR closed higher on Monday, as the International Sugar Organization released its first 2016 projection. The organization anticipates global dem...

ICE Canada Review: Canola ends mixed after late day rally

Canola contracts on the ICE Futures Canada trading platform ended mixed on Monday, after the market staged a rally during the last few minutes of trad...

CBOT Review: Soybeans tick lower with rainfall

SOYBEANS fell on Monday, as the US Midwest received less rainfall over the weekend than originally expected. As well, the forecast is generally callin...

ADM enters into liquid feed joint venture

US commodities giant Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) and Quality Liquid Feeds (QLF) have announced that the two companies have entered into a 50-...

China's sees low sales week for corn

The Chinese government sold 112,379 tonnes of corn from its reserves this week, finding buyers for only 2.1% of the 5.33 million tonnes offered, lower...

Canadian wheat bids mostly higher with US futures

Cash bids for western Canadian wheat were mostly higher during the week ended July 3, with gains in the US futures providing some support.

Market Report: Palm struggling despite El Niño threat

Palm oil prices have failed to rally to the extent that some industry insiders had been expecting over recent weeks, although lingering uncertainty an...

Informa lowers US corn and soybean production forecasts

Informa Economics lowered its forecasts for the US 2015 corn and soybean crops after incorporating updated acreage estimates released this week by the...

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French crop ratings drop on dry conditions

France’s grain crop conditions saw declines again this week, reflecting the impact of a prolonged dry spell in the EU's top grain producer, farm office FranceAg...

Sulawesi cocoa shipments up 7%

Indonesia's cocoa bean exports from the island of Sulawesi gained 7% to 4,981 tonnes in June from 4,656 tonnes a year ago, industry data showed.Indonesia, which...

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.

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 pric...

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.

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.

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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.