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.

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...

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...

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 import portfolio at the expense of the US.

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 certainty. It also seems increasingly likely that the referen...

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 still remains the best place to get complex option spreads ...

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 to speakers at this year’s Global Grain event in Chicago.

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.

ICE US Review: Coffee falls with large private crop estimate

ICE coffee futures ended lower on Wednesday, reacting to a large Brazilian production estimate from a private firm, traders said.Interagricola, a unit...

ICE Canada Review: Canola Ticks Lower With CBOT Soybeans

The ICE Futures Canada canola market finished weaker on Wednesday, as losses in CBOT soybeans and soymeal weighed down canola prices.European rapeseed...

CBOT Review: Soybeans hit fresh lows again

SOYBEAN futures at the Chicago Board of Trade were down by three to six cents per bushel on Wednesday, hitting fresh lows in the process as chart-base...

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 ...

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 i...

Healthy cocoa main crop seen in Ivory Coast

Abundant rainfall and sunshine across most of Ivory Coast's main cocoa growing regions last week were expected to contribute to healthy main-crop prod...

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 ...

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'...

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Western Canada winter wheat setback by cold temps

Recent cold temperatures in parts of Western Canada should cause some setbacks for winter wheat, but most of the crop is likely still in decent shape, according...

Jay Shree reports loss despite tea profit

Jay Shree Tea & Industries Ltd has reported a net loss of INR190 million (USD3 mln) for 2014/15, due to a poor performance form its sugar business.

Rains to remain active in Southeast Asia this week

Some dryness continues to stress palm growth across north-eastern East Malaysia, but dryness elsewhere in the palm belt remains quite limited.

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

Brazilian cashew prices edged higher again in April

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 ma...

Dried pineapple

Dried pineapple core prices seen holding firm to new crop

Prices of dried pineapple flesh – rings, tidbits and pieces – remain high but no shortage is expected in these items, QFN Trading & Agency reported today.

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.