OECD and FAO forecast oilseed price decline

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) have forecast a decline in real-term prices of oilseeds and oilseed products over the next decade.

EU rapeseed crop may fall from record

The recent dry weather could reduce the EU's 2015 rapeseed crop following a record harvest last year.

US corn and soy futures rally on lower than expected stocks

US soybeans and corn stocks ballooned from a year ago but still missed market forecasts as strong demand ate into supplies, the USDA said on Tuesday (June 30).

Indonesia ships less cocoa last month

Cocoa bean exports from Indonesia's Lampung province on the island of Sumatra percent fell 58.2% to 254 tonnes in June from a year earlier, according to government trade data.Indonesian cocoa crops have suffere...

Editorial: Brazil’s agricultural growth ‘can be sustainable’

In their joint Agricultural Outlook 2015-2024, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) today said Brazil’s rapid agricultural growt...

Canadian trans-pacific partnership: What will it mean?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) currently being negotiated by Canada and eleven other Pacific Rim nations is a ‘big’ deal, both literally and figuratively.

Yield increases to drive cereals expansion to 2024

Global cereals production will increase by 14% over the next decade to 2024, according to new forecasts by the OECD and UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), with consumption expected to rise by 13%.

US sees beet area unchanged, cane area up 2.6%

Sugar beet roots The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said in its annual acreage report that US farmers sowed 1.164 mln acres (471,054 hectares) to sugar beet for the 2015/16 crop, practically unchanged from 1.163 mln a year...

Canadian yields to take precedence over acres

Canadian farmers seeded a bit more canola and a bit less wheat than originally expected, according to the updated acreage estimates from Statistics Ca...

CBOT Review: Prices higher across the board after USDA report

SOYBEAN futures at the Chicago Board of Trade hit a five-and-a-half month high on Tuesday amid weather concerns.While the USDA report said soybean num...

ICE US Review: Coffee ends nearly unchanged

ICE coffee futures ended nearly unchanged on Tuesday, as the market consolidated following recent sharp declines, brokers said.Ongoing worries about e...

ICE Canada Review: Canola Higher With Soybeans

THE ICE Futures Canada canola market finished sharply higher in volatile trading Tuesday following heavy gains in the US Soy Complex.Soybeans rallied ...

Russian grain to fall below expectations; Ukraine analyst

As Russia’s impending wheat export duty, commencing July 1, has been the focus of the grains market for well over a month, Ukraine consultant, UkrAgro...

North Indian second flush tea output down

Production of second flush teas in North India, which includes Assam and West Bengal, is expected to have fallen in June due to wet weather.

No end in sight for dry pattern across SE Asia

Dry weather continued across most Indonesian palm areas over the last week, with only light showers occurring across portions of the Malaysian palm be...

World coffee shipments down 12%

Global coffee exports fell 12% in May from a year earlier to total 9.28 mln 60 kg bags, the International Coffee Organization (ICO) said on Tuesday.Fo...

China to encourage farmers to move away from corn

The Chinese agriculture minister Han Changfu has said the government wants farmers to reduce corn plantings next year, as growing stockpiles are posin...

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Canadian wheat bids up sharply with weather worries

Cash bids for western Canadian wheat were up sharply during the week ended June 26, as weather worries in North America resulted in improved basis levels and pu...

Ivorian cocoa arrivals still lag

Cocoa arrivals at ports in top grower Ivory Coast reached around 1,546,000 tonnes by June 28 since the start of the season on October 1, exporters estimated on ...

EU sunflower harvest to drop in 2015/16

The EU-28 was forecast to harvest 10% less sunflower seed next season, according to the latest estimates by EU industry association Coceral.

ADM suspends production at German biodiesel plant

US agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) is temporarily halting production at its biodiesel plant in Leer, Germany because of uncertainty about the fu...

Analysis: Speculation helps fuel latest escalation in vanilla prices

International vanilla prices have surged higher in recent months and look set to remain prone to increases due to intense speculation at origin and views that M...

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...

South Africa: 2016 corn plantings to grow on higher prices

South African farmers are expected to plant more corn next season due to the current high prices, which have been boosted by this year’s drought-hit crop.

Pepper prices seen as edging higher in some origins

Pepper prices in India, Sarawak and Sri Lanka increased by up to 3% in the week to June 26, while prices in other origins were reported to be stable, the Intern...

New funding from Almond Board of California

The Almond Board of California (ABC) has announced a USD2.5 million commitment to independent, third-party research into next-generation farming practices.

Turkey should have just enough vine fruit for demand

This year a number of issues have affected the new Turkish sultana and raisin crop.

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.