Weekly Review: Great conditions weighing on corn/soy

Extremely good spring seeding conditions across much of the US Midwest has weighed on soybean and corn futures at the Chicago Board of Trade, and the nearby bias remains pointed lower barring a weather scare.“The good growing conditions will keep (soybeans and...

Global Grain North America: Black Sea grains still a threat to US market

Despite a year of political turmoil and uncertainties, the Black Sea grains market is still a force to be reckoned with, Matt Ammermann of FC Stone warns US delegates at Global Grain North America in Chicago.

Pistachio Company estimates Iran's 2015 crop

Pistachios This year’s Iranian pistachio crop has proved to be one of the most challenging ever to come up with an estimate due to fluctuating weather and late fruit drops, The Pistachio Company noted in a May 14 report d...

Market Report: Bullish sentiment returns to sunflower oil market

After a downward correction in the first quarter of 2015, sunflower oil prices have found renewed strength over the last two months due to strong demand and limited supplies amid reluctant farmer selling in Ukr...

DFN congress takes place in Turkey at opportune time

Raisins This week sees the annual World Nut and Dried Fruit Congress, which is being held in Antalya, Turkey. 

Brazilian cashew prices edged higher again in April

Cashews Farmgate prices in Brazil’s cashew nut market continued to inch upwards in April, announced Brazil’s National Supply Company (CONAB) in its latest cashew nut market report.

Palm oil reverses some of week's losses

Malaysian palm oil futures ended higher on Thursday, recovering from the morning session and snapping four straight days of losses as weak prices attracted buying interest for the tropical oil.By Thursday's clo...

US peanut output shifting to larger farms

Peanut The USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS) has issued an update highlighting some of the changes that taken place in the peanut industry over the last few years.

ICE US Review: Coffee down sharply with increasing production

ICE coffee futures ended sharply lower on Thursday, falling to their lowest levels since January 31, 2014, as the USDA’s production figure for Colombi...

ICE Canada Review: Canola Ends Higher On Frost Concerns

The ICE Futures Canada canola market finished stronger Thursday, as concerns mounted about recent cold, wet weather in Western Canada that brought fro...

CBOT Review: Wheat up with weather concerns, but beans down

SOYBEAN futures at the Chicago Board of Trade were down by one to three cents per bushel on Thursday, after chopping around both sides of unchanged in...

Global Grain North America: China still on the agenda

The Asia agricultural giant continues to be an enigma for the US grains market as the country aims for self-sufficiency yet continues to expand its im...

Analysis: Uncertain future for UK agriculture

With the UK Conservative Party now commanding a clear majority in the UK legislature a referendum on the country’s future in Europe is now a virtual c...

The CBOT: A shadow of its former self?

With the rise of electronic trading the importance of the trading pit at the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) has decreased substantially, though the pit...

Global Grain North America: "Moderate" El Niño set for western hemisphere

The current El Niño event pegged for this year is likely to oscillate between “weak and moderate” with the US expected to escape unscathed, according ...

Rain reduces Indian celery seed arrivals

Indian new crop arrivals of celery seed have been hampered by rains in producing areas, according to a recent report from Mumbai trader Grover Sons.

Global Grain North America: Further downside on the cards for grains

Over the last year corn and wheat prices have both decreased by 27% with further weakness anticipated; participants at this year’s Global Grain North ...

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Manitoba farmers making significant seeding progress

Farmers in Manitoba made significant seeding progress during the week ended May 19, according to the Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development crop repor...

Cameroon ships a quarter more cocoa

Cameroon cocoa exports jumped 24% to 181,893 tonnes year-on-year by end-April since the start of the 2014/15 season on August 1, data from the sector's regulato...

Agroconsult lifts Brazil soybean forecast

Brazilian consultancy Agroconsult raised its forecast on Thursday for the now harvested 2014/15 soy crop to 96.1 million tonnes from 95.8 mln tonnes in March.Ag...

Weekly Review: Corn/soybean spread widens

The widening spread between corn and soybean futures at the Chicago Board of Trade should be supportive for corn but a bearish factor in soybeans as the two cro...

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Analysis: Spice industry looks to regain credibility after product recalls

The issue of food safety has become increasingly challenging for everyone in the supply chain over recent years and 2015 is shaping up to be a particularly tric...

Interview: Chinese demand remains key to global oilseed trade

Global trade and production in oilseeds hit record highs in the 2014/15 marketing year but factors such as political unrest in major producers, the falling pric...

Algeria: Dreams of reducing import bill still a long way off

The Algerian government is keen to boost the country’s agricultural exports and reduce its import bill, but after a disappointing cereals harvest in 2014 this v...

Paprikia in a bowl

ASTA 2015: World paprika output in 2015 looks set to be close to year-ago levels

Global paprika output in 2015 is expected to be at a similar level to that of last year, Pepe Sabater, chief executive of Ramon Sabater, told delegates at the A...

Cashews

Guinea-Bissau apprehends cashew nut smugglers

Guinea-Bissau’s fresh campaign against rampant cashew nut smuggling over the country’s land border with neighbouring Senegal has yielded its first results.

Prunes

Russian prune buyers seen as active again

Russia has become an active buyer again in the South American prunes market, QFN Trading & Agency observed in a May 21 report.

Gum Arabic

Gum Arabic shows further price gains

Upturns in the price of Talha grades of gum Arabic are helping in turn to push up the price of the Hashab and Kordofan grade one products.