The Indian Spices Board has decided to promote organic spices from the north eastern states of the country to global markets.

NFU claims partial victory on neonicotinoid treatments

The British National Farmers Union (NFU) has secured the emergency use of neonicotinoid seed treatments following a second appeal to the regulator Defra.

Kenyan firm to expand macadamias presence

Privamnuts Kenya is constructing a factory with a capacity of 7,000 tonnes every season in the Muthatari area of Embu, in Kenya, Africa.

Lower Canadian grain output won't impact global market: Analyst

Canadian farmers will grow considerably less wheat and canola in 2015/16 than earlier thought, according to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s grain and oilseed supply/demand estimates.

Summer slowdown puts limits on macadamia demand

Macadamia demand has hit the inevitable summer holiday slowdown across Europe and the main global market that appears to remain active is the US.

EU slashes corn yield forecast

The European Commission has lowered its yield forecasts for all major crops at EU28 level from last month due to “suboptimal weather conditions” – with the outlook for grain corn worsening due to heat waves and...

Argentina set for major rise in peanut production

Argentine peanut industry sources are expecting a substantial increase in output due to favourable weather of late.

ICE US Review: Cocoa falls with soft Asian demand

ICE cocoa futures closed sharply lower on Friday, reacting to a bearish grindings data report from the Cocoa Association of Asia, brokers said.The association said the amount of cocoa ground in Asia during the ...

ICE Canada Review: Canola Chops Lower With US Soy

THE ICE Futures Canada canola market chopped lower Friday, taking direction from the US soy complex.Large funds bailed out of long positions after val...

CBOT Review: Soybeans drop to one-month lows

SOYBEAN futures at the Chicago Board of Trade were down by 12 to 19 cents per bushel on Friday, hitting their lowest levels in a month as improving Mi...

Holiday season reducing cashew demand

Aldebaran Commodities said in a July 23 report: “At this particular moment in time we are in a very quiet time in the market due to the holidays in Eu...

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 signif...

Traders see continued interest in 2014 crop

European hazelnut traders say buyers are interested in the limited remaining material from the current (2014) crop.

Brazil harvested coffee behind last year

Brazil's 2015/16 coffee crop was 62% harvested by July 21, lagging the 68% harvested, on average, by that date over the past five years, local agricul...

Chinese corn sales at low levels

China sold 126,335 tonnes of corn from its reserves this week, finding buyers for only 2.4% of the 5.3 million tonnes offered, higher than last week's...

Russia may limit palm oil use

Russia is considering imposing limits on the use of palm oil in food production, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich was quoted as saying by Russi...

Turkish factories prepare for new arrivals of dried fruits

Most Turkish factories are now gearing up for the arrival of new crop dried fruits next month following the end of the Ramadan period.

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EU wheat price close to 1-month low on US market decline

European wheat prices approached a 1-month low this week, pressured by falling US markets, good harvest prospects as well as low international demand.

Vietnam coffee down to 7-week low

Premiums on Vietnamese coffee to robusta futures rose this week as domestic prices fell to near a seven-week low, while buying demand weakened.Robusta futures w...

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...

AAK’s profits continue to rise

Swedish ingredients firm AarhusKarlshamn (AAK) reported further profit growth in the second quarter of 2015, thanks to improvements across all its business segm...

Dried fruit sector must push to highlight health benefits

It is important for the UK dried fruit industry to explain the health benefits of traditional dried fruits and to counteract some of the negative reports in the...

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...

Sugarcane harvest

Australia: Growth prospects dim as sugar row escalates

The divisions in the Australian sugar industry are deepening now that a federal parliamentary inquiry has found the government should introduce a highly content...

Canadian mustard seed prices strengthen as harvest approaches

Relative uncertainty about how Alberta and Saskatchewan’s crops will shape up in light of this summer’s dryness has caused global mustard prices to strengthen. ...

Kashmir walnut industry seen as 'in a shambles'

Walnut industry players in Kashmir, India, accuse the government of making no efforts to create the infrastructure essential for the survival and growth of the ...

Chinese goji berries in plentiful supply

China’s new crop of goji berries is available, abundant and of very good quality, QFN Trading & Agency noted in a report today.

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...