As the Argentine presidential election approaches, what will be the likely impact come October 25 on the country’s agricultural sector?

China set for increase in walnut output

China looks set to achieve a reasonable upturn in walnut output in 2015/16, the USDA said in a recent report.

US corn harvest still lagging five-year average

The US corn crop remains behind the five-year average while soybeans are still ahead, according to the USDA's Crop Progress report.

Brazilian soy sales going strong

Brazilian soybean producers have sold 37% of the new crop that is still being planted, sharply up from 13% seen at this time last year, grains consultancy AgRural said on October 2."Following the sharp weakenin...

US raisin shipments show fall from year-ago levels

US total raisin shipments were 24% behind for the first month of the 2015/16 season, figures from the Raisin Administrative Committee (RAC) show.

China seen increasing raisin production

China is expected to boost its raisin output 5% in 2015/16 (August-July) to 190,000 tonnes, the USDA said in a recent report.

French analyst forecasts small rise in EU rapeseed area

French analyst Strategie Grains expects the area sown to rapeseed in the EU to rise slightly, thanks to better price margins than those for soft wheat at sowing time.

Good supply takes the heat out of coriander oil prices

A good harvest of coriander seeds has brought much-need relief in the pricing level of freshly distilled coriander oil, UK trader Larchfield observed in a report this month.

Eastern European walnut offers higher than US

First offers on new crop eastern European walnuts have been more expensive than US product, QFN Trading & Agency observed in a report on October 5.

Almonds have key role in global snacks market

The snacking market is very diverse and many foods are considered a snack these days, Lu Ann Williams, head of research, Innova Market Insights, said ...

ICE coffee futures posted solid gains Monday, with the December contract hitting its highest point since late August.Uncertain weather reports for sev...

SOYBEAN futures at the Chicago Board of Trade closed higher on Monday, as indications that demand from China has not wavered hit the market. Export in...

CANOLA contracts traded on the ICE Futures Canada platform settled with small advances on Monday, but finished well off their session highs as profit-...

Latest CGC report shows huge weekly canola deliveries

A "lack of significant farmer selling" has been a common talking point from analysts whenever they’ve had to account for some unexplained strength in ...

Indonesia, Malaysia to set up palm oil council

Indonesia and Malaysia plan to set up an intergovernmental organisation of palm oil producers to ensure further industry cooperation between the world...

Nestlé, R&R considering ice cream j-v

Swiss food and beverages giant Nestlé and R&R, a UK-based leading ice cream company, are in advanced discussions to set up a new joint venture coverin...

Brazil sugar exports drop in September

Sugar exports out for the world’s largest exporter saw a year-on year drop in September, according to trade ministry data.

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Canadian canola comes in at low end of expectations

Despite an upward revision of nearly a million tonnes in the most recent Statistics Canada report, most analysts expect canola production numbers will keep on c...

Ivorian cocoa price set at XOF1,000

Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara has announced a guaranteed minimum price for cocoa farmers of XOF1,000 (USD1.70) per kilo at the start of the 2015/16 ...

Analysis: EU expected to plant less rapeseed

EU rapeseed planted area is unlikely to rise for the 2016/17 season due to generally weak prices and a lack of profitable alternatives at the time when farmers ...

Weekly Review: Coffee tumbles near 2-year low

Coffee contracts on the ICE Futures US platform fell to their weakest levels in nearly two years during the week ended September 16, but did manage to uncover s...

Cashew analysis: economic uncertainty compounds the challenges

It has always been very tricky trying to predict the likely future price trends in the international cashew market.

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Agbiotech company makes strides with crop field trials

Over the past eighteen months, BioConsortia, a California and New Zealand-based agbiotech company, has made considerable progress in its field crop trials aroun...

Italy: Olive oil exports fall due to lower crop

Sales of one of Italy’s flagship agricultural exports, olive oil, fell during the first five months of 2015 as the industry felt the effects of a bad crop, dise...

Indian sesame seed prices expected to decline further

Indian sesame seed prices could show further declines over the company weeks, according to an assessment by Indian spices manufacturer and exporter Virdhara Int...

US almond area seen maintaining growth rate

California’s planted area to almonds has increased slowly but steadily since 2006 and the level of supply is therefore consistent, Richard Waycott, president an...

Quality of new crop vine fruits seen as favourable

Last week saw arrivals of first new season shipments of Turkish sultanas and Greek currants.

Rains bring guar gum arrivals to a halt

Recent rains in Indian guar gum growing areas have resulted in a temporary halt to new crop arrivals.