Analysis: Ivory Coast`s cocoa reforms are paying off

The Ivory Coast, now in its fourth year of cocoa sector reforms, can lay claim to tangible and visible successes that have been achieved in the sector largely because of the policy reforms.

USDA details prices for farmer stock peanuts

US peanut prices received by farmers for all farmer stock peanuts averaged 24.4 cents per pound for the week ending August 22, the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service announced in a new report.

US corn ratings slide as soybean hold steady

The level of US corn rated good/excellent slipped down to 68% while the level of soybeans stayed at 63% for the week ended August 30, according to USDA's Crop Progress report.

New hazelnut facility opens in Georgia

Georgia’s role as a global hazelnut producer is expected to strengthen with the opening of a new nut drying and storage facility.

Trigon Agri still grappling with currency losses

Black Sea producer Trigon Agri saw its first half net profit cut by more than half in 2015 due in part to the sharp depreciation of the Ukrainian hryvnia.

Higher grain sales help boost Rusagro’s H1 results

Russian agri-food company Rusagro reported a rise in sales and profit for the first six months of 2015, thanks in part to higher grain sales and sugar prices.

French wheat quality mixed on low protein levels

France’s soft wheat crop was showing varying quality, with high levels for two key measures of milling quality but low protein levels, a provisional poll by farm office FranceAgriMer showed on Monday (August 31...

Barry Callebaut and Petra Foods settle dispute

Swiss chocolate giant Barry Callebaut and Singapore-based Petra Foods have settled a dispute over the purchase price of the latter’s cocoa ingredients division, which Barry Callebaut bought back in 2013.

Canadian lentil prices move up on supply concerns

Large green lentil prices have been outpacing their red counterparts due to poor acreage and a general disappearance of the Canadian crop.

ICE US Review: Sugar lower as Brazil’s currency sinks

ICE SUGAR closed weaker Monday, as the Brazilian real lost some ground.Since sugar is sold in US dollars, a weaker real makes keeping sugar in the cou...

CBOT Review: Soybeans recover by the close

SOYBEAN futures at the Chicago Board of Trade were up by one to four cents per bushel at Monday’s close, recovering from earlier losses as the market ...

ICE Canada Review: Canola Ends Lower

THE ICE Futures Canada canola market finished lower Monday, weighed down by the Canadian currency.Malaysian palm oil and European rapeseed futures wer...

Canadian wheat stay bids mixed

Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) wheat cash bids across Western Canada were steady to slightly lower during the week ended August 21, while Prairie Re...

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 obse...

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 spu...

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 o...

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...

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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 th...

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...

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.

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.