African exchange plans to boost volume

Malawi-based Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa (ACE) is working on a number of plans to boost trading volume and become a niche player in the African continent within the next three years.“We will be getting trading insurance coverage for contracts, w...

Cambodia's cashew plans face challenges

Cambodian farmers want to grow more cashews but doubts have been raised over the potential for achieving this.

Canadian wheat cash bids soften, durum drops sharply

Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) wheat cash bids across Western Canada were weaker during the week ended July 31, as the US futures markets plunged once again.

ICE US Review: Sugar corrects higher

ICE sugar futures were stronger on Tuesday, as the market saw an upward correction after falling to fresh six-and-a-half year lows on Monday, analysts said.Spillover support from gains in larger outside commodi...

CBOT Review: Soybeans, corn up on dry Midwest forecast

SOYBEAN futures at the Chicago Board of Trade closed mostly stronger, with losses only in the August contract on Tuesday as a dry outlook for the US Midwest supported prices. Prices were also buoyed by improvem...

ICE Canada Review: Canola Pushed Higher By C$

The ICE Futures Canada canola market posted gains Tuesday as the Canadian dollar was sharply weaker relative to its US counterpart. A weaker loonie made canola more attractive to out-of-country buyers. Light vo...

Analysis: Brazil rice crop faces challenges

Although Brazil has seen an improvement in the quantity and quality of its rice harvest in 2015, industry sources expect that next year’s crop could be smaller as rising production costs will limit investments ...

US peanut crop still in good shape

The US peanut crop continues to show positive development with none of the peanuts graded as in very poor condition and limited amounts indicated as in poor condition.

Russian PM orders proposals on grain export limits

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has ordered the preparation of proposals on a grain export limits, following a meeting on the Russian agricultu...

US corn ratings stay steady while soy crop improves

Corn crop conditions remained unchanged this week with 70% rated good/excellent while soybeans increased to 63%, according to USDA's latest crop progr...

Argentina sees good season of peanut production

The Argentine 2014/15 peanut season has ended up being the best seen for a number of years, Georgalos Peanut World observed in an August 4 report.

Thailand opens new rice tender to offload stocks

The Thai government will open a tender to sell around 668,229 tonnes of rice next week, the Commerce Ministry said on Tuesday (August 4), as it contin...

EU predicts 3-year low for corn output

The European Commission has trimmed nearly three million tonnes from its forecast for the EU corn harvest in 2015/16, pushing production down to its l...

Ukraine 2015/16 rapeseed exports seen down 18%

Ukraine's rapeseed exports are likely to fall by 17.6% to 1.58 million tonnes in the 2015/16 season due to a smaller harvest, analyst UkrAgroConsult s...

Canadian lentil prices stay steady ahead of harvest

Lentil prices have been stagnant as buyers await Saskatchewan’s harvest and farmers assess potential damage from heavy rains earlier this week, analys...

Canadian credit facility demands repayment from Pacific Coast Canola

AgCountry Farm Credit Services, Pacific Coast Canola’s senior credit facility, has sent the company a notice demanding repayment for all amounts due, ...

Spices Board launches subsidy scheme to raise output

The Spices Board of India has launched a major subsidy scheme and a whole raft of other measures to support the country's spice farmers.

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Ukraine grain exports to rise to 36 million tonnes

Ukraine expects to increase its grain exports to 36 million tonnes in the 2015-2016 season from the 34.9 mln shipped in the previous season, agriculture ministe...

Indian sugarcane area up by 2%

India's area under sugarcane cultivation reached 4.733 million hectares as of July 31, up from 4.642 mln at the same time last year, agriculture ministry data s...

Negative palm oil campaigns affecting European imports

Palm oil's increasingly negative image in Europe has had a noticeable impact on the region's imports of the tropical oil.

Argentina soybean crush hits record in 2015

Argentine crushing plants processed a record 18.5 million tonnes of soybeans in the first six months of the year, 0.9% more than in the same period of 2014, the...

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...

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...

Market Report: Rapeseed and canola prices might have peaked

After rallying further at the beginning of the month and setting new contract highs, rapeseed and canola futures might be past their peak for now, but with expe...

Updated: Cardamom market shows potential for downward pressure

Global availability of cardamom looks favourable for this year and prices of the spice are expected to face more downward potential over the coming weeks.

Japan records steady H1 purchasing of peanuts

Japan has maintained a steady volume on peanut imports over the first six months of this year.

Israel on track for good dates crops

Israel’s forthcoming date crops look promising, according to Avi Dagul, founder and chief executive of Field Produce Marketing.

Low demand helps drag guar gum prices downwards

Indian guar gum prices have shown a weaker tendency of late due to low demand and views that the crop will be favourable following the arrival of a decent level...