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 by growers.

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 progress report.Corn ratings held steady at 70% as one percentage...

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 agriculture sector on Monday (August 3), according to the government'...

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 continues its push to sell off grain from its stockpiles.

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 lowest level since 2012/13.

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 said on Tuesday (August 4).

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, ...

CBOT Review: Soybeans soften with good weather

Chicago soybean futures closed lower on Monday, undermined by forecasts calling for generally good weather conditions in the US Midwest this week.Conc...

ICE US Review: Sugar falls to six-and-a-half year low

ICE sugar futures were down sharply on Monday, falling below 11 cents US per pound for the first time in six-and-a-half years, analysts said.The marke...

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.

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.

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 minis...

Spain looks into cultivating pistachio trees in Salamanca

Spanish researchers are field testing pistachio trees in different regions of Salamanca in order to determine which areas and varieties would be best ...

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, agricultu...

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G3 Global Grain Group closes Canadian Wheat Board deal

G3 Global Grain Group, a newly established agribusiness joint venture based in Winnipeg, has officially closed its investment in a majority interest in CWB, the...

Video: Agra Editorial Director discusses global sugar market on BBC News

Editorial Director from sister publication Agra Europe, Chris Horseman, recently appeared on the BBC's World Business Report discussing the recent drop in the p...

CHS takes ownership of canola processing plant near Canada

A farmer-owned cooperative and global energy, grains and foods company announced Friday (July 31) it has taken over ownership of a canola processing and refinin...

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.

Cambodia's cashew plans face challenges

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

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...