Ghana cocoa crop pegged below 700,000 tonnes

Ghana estimates its 2014/15 cocoa season output will be not more than 700,000 tonnes, down from an initial target of more than 1 million tonnes that had already been revised down to 850,000 tonnes, senior government sources told Reuters on Tuesday."There has b...

ADM posts strongest ever quarterly soybean crushing results

Like its rival Bunge, US commodities giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) reported strong first-quarter results thanks to an “outstanding” performance in oilseeds.

Bunge reports improved oilseeds margins in South America

US trading house Bunge reported a near five-fold increase in adjusted earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) for the first quarter of 2015, thanks to strong soybean crush margins and oilseed exports.

Egypt buys Russian and Romanian wheat

Cargo freight ship in shipyard Egypt's state grain buyer, the General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC), confirmed it had bought 120,000 tonnes of Russian and Romanian wheat in a tender for shipment June on 16-25.Egypt, the world's big...

Rapid US plantings push corn to 7-month low

Chicago corn futures fell to hit a seven-month low on Tuesday (May 5) dragged down by brisk planting across the US Midwest.Chicago Board of Trade July corn was down 1% by 1600 GMT at USD3.57 a bushel, the contr...

Barley seeding pacing ahead in Canada

Barley seeding is well underway across Western Canada and almost complete in southern Alberta, said the President of the Barley Council of Canada.

CHS partners with InVivo in Hungary

US farming co-operative CHS Inc. and its French counterpart InVivo Group have teamed up to form ICGrain, a company that will originate grain from Hungarian producers for export to global food and feed companies...

Canadian wheat bids mixed as basis adjustments vary

Cash bids for Canadian wheat were mixed during the week ended May 1, due to basis adjustments that varied from location, to location.

ICE US Review: Sugar drops with Brazilian real

ICE sugar futures dropped sharply Monday, after declines in the Brazilian real prompted exporters to sell their supplies.  The sinking currency also c...

ICE Canada Review: Canola rallies with soyoil

The ICE Futures Canada canola market ended sharply higher Monday, following along with the rally seen in Chicago soyoil futures, analysts said.Further...

CBOT Review: Soybeans up with commercial buying

Chicago soybean futures ended seven to 12 cents US per bushel higher on Monday, with commercial buying and strength in soyoil behind some of the gains...

Analysis: Colombian reforms encourage farmer competitiveness

Colombia is the fifth largest and third most populous country in Latin America, with a population of 47 million, and a median age of 26.8 years. The r...

Catz International sees active DFN market

Business in dried fruit and nuts is active despite the irregular working weeks of late, due to Kings day and May 5 in Holland and Ascension day intern...

Chile starts harvesting favourable walnut crop

Walnut harvesting has started in Chile and the outlook is promising for the sector, announced the Chilean Walnut Commission (CWC).

Spain's Alicante province to produce more almonds

Almond growers in Spain's Alicante province expect to harvest 40% more almonds than in 2014, but concerns remain that they will not be able to sell al...

Egyptian local wheat purchases total 750,000 tonnes

Egypt has procured approximately 750,000 tonnes of local wheat since the current season began in mid-April, Egypt's supplies minister revealed.

Sao Paulo expects significant boost in peanut output

Harvesting of the peanut crop in Jaboticabal region in northeast São Paulo, one of the state's leading peanut-producing areas, is coming to an end, an...

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Analysis: Corn output fall to lift South African prices

South African corn production is expected to fall by a third this season, potentially contributing to grain shortages and prices increases for staple foods acro...

Cameroon sets out plans to lift coffee crop

Cameroon aims to triple annual coffee output to 100,000 tonnes over the next five years by attracting more young people into the business, where output has been...

Palm set for second monthly decline

Malaysian palm oil futures rose for the first time in a week on Thursday as investors squared positions ahead of a long holiday weekend, but the gains were not ...

Europe proposes new rules on GM imports for food and feed

The European Commission has proposed giving EU member states the ability to restrict or prohibit the import of EU-authorised genetically modified (GM) crops for...

Walnuts

Analysis: Walnut market shows no signs of declining soon

The world walnut market looks set for favourable supply this year but that does not mean that prices will come crashing down any time soon.

Interview: Chinese demand remains key to global oilseed trade

Global trade and production in oilseeds hit record highs in the 2014/15 marketing year but factors such as political unrest in major producers, the falling pric...

Sri Lanka: Philippines' demise boosts coconut exports

Sri Lankan coconut exporters have benefited from the demise of Filipino producers who were hit by Typhoon Haiyan in late 2013, with Sri Lankan exports rising by...

Paprikia in a bowl

ASTA 2015: World paprika output in 2015 looks set to be close to year-ago levels

Global paprika output in 2015 is expected to be at a similar level to that of last year, Pepe Sabater, chief executive of Ramon Sabater, told delegates at the A...

Hazelnuts

Hazelnut market seems to be drawing to an early close of 2014 season

With very little supply coming to the market and demand also limited the Turkish hazelnuts market seems to be drawing to an early close of the current 2014 seas...

Sultanas

Frost caused significant damage to Turkish sultanas and raisins

Unfortunately Turkey suffered a serious frost on the night of April 23. This unexpected frost affected over half of the vineyards and has caused significant dam...

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.