Harvest pressures and the impact of the Chinese stock market slump on the international economy have put an end to rapeseed and canola’s winning streaks.

Egypt buys Russian wheat despite export “freeze”

Cargo freight ship in shipyard Egypt's state grain buyer, the General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC), purchased 60,000 tonnes of Russian wheat in its latest tender regardless of claims this week that the country had halted its grain...

South African peanut exporters withhold offers

It is currently very difficult to obtain any offers out of South Africa on peanuts, Aldebaran Commodities reports.

Weekly Review: Cocoa values dip through lack of buying

Ice cocoa futures were lower for the week ended August 26, as a lack of fresh data about the harvest in West Africa and ideas of reduced demand proved bearish.“Demand ideas took a hit with the Chinese stock mar...

Russian grain crop sees upgrade: SovEcon

Russia’s wheat harvest is set to climb to its third-largest grain crop in post-Soviet history this year, leading Russian consultancy SovEcon to upgrade its forecast.

Hazelnut arrivals still limited despite some better weather

The weather is improving in the Akcakoca region of Turkey but remains wet in the Black Sea regions, a UK trader reported today in connection with the country’s current hazelnut crop.

Excess rains push guar gum prices higher

Guar gum prices have shown strong gains of late, Mayfair Investments/Mayfair Commodities reports.

Uncertainly looms over Turkish sultana and raisins prices

Continued ambiguity dominates this year’s Turkish sultana and raisin crop which in turn is impacting prices.

Mozambican firm plans cashew processing unit

Mozambican company Beira-Boi plans to build a cashew processing unit in the Nhamatanda district of Sofala province in the next few years, reports the ...

Analysis: German and Scottish GM cultivation 'opt-outs' could be first of many

Germany will utilise new EU rules to ban the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops on its territory - and other member states look set to fo...

Besana to forge links with hazelnut growers in Croatia

Besana Group, a leading European producer and processor of nuts and dried fruits, is coming to Croatia with the aim of establishing hazelnut productio...

High protein and yields for Canada’s barley crop

High protein levels could prove a challenge for Canadian maltsters this year, but the quality of the country’s malt barley crop is generally looking b...

Oregon on track for increase in hazelnut output

Oregon’s hazelnut crop is projected to hit 39,000 tonnes this autumn, an 8% increase over 2014, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statisti...

CBOT Review: Futures fall as US dollar gains

SOYBEAN futures at the Chicago Board of Trade closed lower Wednesday as strength in the greenback spurred concerns about demand for US commodities.  A...

ICE US Review: Coffee posts gains amid supply tightness

ICE coffee futures corrected higher Wednesday, as futures consolidated following five straight losing sessions.Supply tightness also helped push futur...

Canada Review: Canola drops with spec selling

CANOLA contracts traded on the ICE Futures Canada platform were down at Wednesday’s close, as losses in the CBOT soy complex, bearish chart signals, a...

Further signs of strong rise in Indian sesame seed output

Indian spices manufacturer and exporter Virdhara International is the latest company signalling the likelihood of a favourable new sesame seed crop in...

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Higher quality wheat likely in store for Canada

Western Canadian farmers are seeing higher quality wheat crops this year, which will meet pent up demand within the market. However, producers might not reap th...

Brazil coffee forecast downgraded

Brazil’s 2015/16 coffee crop forecast was lowered in trading house Volcafe’s a quarterly report on cautioning that global arabica stocks will be minimal at the ...

Canadian wheat output forecasts deemed “too low”

Statistics Canada’s first survey-based production estimates for wheat were at the lower end of expectations for the 2015/16 crop year.

India: Higher soybean crop raises meal export hopes

Indian soymeal exporters are hopeful that a larger 2015 bean crop will reinvigorate the country's exports.

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...

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Agbiotech company makes strides with crop field trials

Over the past eighteen months, BioConsortia, a California and New Zealand-based agbiotech company, has made considerable progress in its field crop trials aroun...

Bulgaria: Honey market receives needed boost

Grain and livestock orientated Bulgaria is looking to capitalize more on its honey trade with its government set to provide compensatory payments to local apiar...

Speculation builds in vanilla as new crop approaches

Speculation is rife on Madagascar vanilla with a lot of talk of low quality for the forthcoming 2015 crop.

Fall in Ukraine's first half walnut shipments

Ukraine has recorded a 16% fall in its walnut exports in the first six months of this year, although it is possible that volumes might pick up over the second h...

South African raisin output set to decline

South African raisin production is expected to decline by 13% in 2015/16 from record levels of the previous season, based on normal weather conditions and no di...

Guar gum prices seen returning to more attractive levels

Good monsoons in the Indian subcontinent are reducing the price of guar gum, making it an even more attractive hydrocolloid, Dhruv Bhatti of Mayfair Investments...