IGC raises global grain outlook to record high

Grains harvest

Global grain supplies will reach historic highs in the 2015/16 season, the International Grains Council (IGC) said on Thursday (August 27).

The Public Ledger closed on August 31

The Public Ledger will be closed on Monday, August 31 due to a national summer bank holiday in the UK.Normal service will resume on Tuesday, September 1.

Economic downturn in China impacts DFN trading

The problems with the diminishing economic growth in China are also adversely affecting the business of dried fruits and nuts, Catz International observed in a report released today.

Low week for EU wheat licences as export pace slows

There was a steep drop off in weekly EU Soft wheat exports in the week ended August 25 with licences awarded dipping to 277,000 tonnes from 563,000 tonnes in the previous seven days.

Mustard prices still high heading into harvest

The mustard market has been moving steadily higher in recent months, reacting to projections for reduced yield from Statistics Canada, which could spur selling straight out of harvest.

Global coffee exports down 3.6% in July

Global coffee exports fell 3.6 percent in July from a year earlier to total 9.59 million 60kg bags, the International Coffee Organization (ICO) said on Friday (August 28).For the first 10 months of the 2014/15 ...

Turkish hazelnut arrivals start to pick up

Turkish hazelnut arrivals from the new crop have started to pick up slightly following indications of improving weather at origin.

ICCO trims forecast for global cocoa deficit

The International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) has trimmed its forecast for a global cocoa deficit in 2014/15 to 15,000 tonnes from a previous projection of 38,000 tonnes.

Update: Egypt buys Ukrainian and Russian wheat

Egypt's state grain buyer, the General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC), purchased 60,000 tonnes of Russian wheat in its latest tender regardle...

Canadian wheat prices lower in latest CWB projections

Prices for wheat marketed through CWB pools were lowered across the board in the latest Pool Return Outlooks (PROs) from the company soon to be known ...

Megatrends to move ag sector in upcoming decades: report

Health-conscious customers with money to spend will be looking to purchase more food over the next twenty years, according to a recent report.

Canadian dollar to stay below USD80¢: analyst

Weak energy prices, concerns over the Chinese economy, and disappointing domestic data are just some of the factors dragging down the loonie, accordin...

Canada Review: Canola up with soyoil

CANOLA contracts traded on the ICE Futures Canada platform were up at Thursday’s close, as gains in CBOT soyoil provided some spillover support.Advanc...

CBOT Review: Soybeans gain as economic concerns ease

SOYBEAN futures at the Chicago Board of Trade closed higher Thursday as many global stock markets rallied.  On Monday Chinese stocks plummeted, sinkin...

ICE US Review: Coffee rebounds With positive data

ICE coffee futures made strong advances Thursday, as large investors bought up futures in the wake of robust economic data coming out of the US.A new ...

South African peanut exporters withhold offers

It is currently very difficult to obtain any offers out of South Africa on peanuts, Aldebaran Commodities reports.

Russian grain crop sees upgrade: SovEcon

Russia’s wheat harvest is set to climb to its third-largest grain crop in post-Soviet history this year, leading Russian consultancy SovEcon to upgrad...

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High protein and yields for Canada’s barley crop

High protein levels could prove a challenge for Canadian maltsters this year, but the quality of the country’s malt barley crop is generally looking better than...

Brazil coffee forecast downgraded

Brazil’s 2015/16 coffee crop forecast was lowered in trading house Volcafe’s a quarterly report on cautioning that global arabica stocks will be minimal at the ...

Canadian wheat output forecasts deemed “too low”

Statistics Canada’s first survey-based production estimates for wheat were at the lower end of expectations for the 2015/16 crop year.

India: Higher soybean crop raises meal export hopes

Indian soymeal exporters are hopeful that a larger 2015 bean crop will reinvigorate the country's exports.

Analysis: Iranian nuclear deal may benefit agricultural trade

An historic breakthrough in relations between Iran and the West might well bring long-term benefits for agricultural traders. It is also set to significantly bo...

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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...

Bulgaria: Honey market receives needed boost

Grain and livestock orientated Bulgaria is looking to capitalize more on its honey trade with its government set to provide compensatory payments to local apiar...

Further signs of strong rise in Indian sesame seed output

Indian spices manufacturer and exporter Virdhara International is the latest company signalling the likelihood of a favourable new sesame seed crop in the Asian...

Oregon on track for increase in hazelnut output

Oregon’s hazelnut crop is projected to hit 39,000 tonnes this autumn, an 8% increase over 2014, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service...

Besana to forge links with hazelnut growers in Croatia

Besana Group, a leading European producer and processor of nuts and dried fruits, is coming to Croatia with the aim of establishing hazelnut production on 500 h...

Excess rains push guar gum prices higher

Guar gum prices have shown strong gains of late, Mayfair Investments/Mayfair Commodities reports.