USDA details prices for farmer stock peanuts

US peanut prices received by farmers for all farmer stock peanuts averaged 24.4 cents per pound for the week ending August 22, the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service announced in a new report.

New hazelnut facility opens in Georgia

Georgia’s role as a global hazelnut producer is expected to strengthen with the opening of a new nut drying and storage facility.

Barry Callebaut and Petra Foods settle dispute

Swiss chocolate giant Barry Callebaut and Singapore-based Petra Foods have settled a dispute over the purchase price of the latter’s cocoa ingredients division, which Barry Callebaut bought back in 2013.

ICE US Review: Sugar lower as Brazil’s currency sinks

ICE SUGAR closed weaker Monday, as the Brazilian real lost some ground.Since sugar is sold in US dollars, a weaker real makes keeping sugar in the country less appealing, which is bearish. However, traders say ...

CBOT Review: Soybeans recover by the close

SOYBEAN futures at the Chicago Board of Trade were up by one to four cents per bushel at Monday’s close, recovering from earlier losses as the market found some support to the downside.Soybeans traded at fresh ...

ICE Canada Review: Canola Ends Lower

THE ICE Futures Canada canola market finished lower Monday, weighed down by the Canadian currency.Malaysian palm oil and European rapeseed futures were also lower which pressured canola as did the volatility in...

Canadian wheat stay bids mixed

Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) wheat cash bids across Western Canada were steady to slightly lower during the week ended August 21, while Prairie Red Spring (CPRS) bids posted small gains.

IGC raises global grain outlook to record high

Grains harvest Global grain supplies will reach historic highs in the 2015/16 season, the International Grains Council (IGC) said on Thursday (August 27).

Mustard prices still high heading into harvest

The mustard market has been moving steadily higher in recent months, reacting to projections for reduced yield from Statistics Canada, which could spu...

Low week for EU wheat licences as export pace slows

There was a steep drop off in weekly EU Soft wheat exports in the week ended August 25 with licences awarded dipping to 277,000 tonnes from 563,000 to...

Global coffee exports down 3.6% in July

Global coffee exports fell 3.6 percent in July from a year earlier to total 9.59 million 60kg bags, the International Coffee Organization (ICO) said o...

Turkish hazelnut arrivals start to pick up

Turkish hazelnut arrivals from the new crop have started to pick up slightly following indications of improving weather at origin.

ICCO trims forecast for global cocoa deficit

The International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) has trimmed its forecast for a global cocoa deficit in 2014/15 to 15,000 tonnes from a previous projection...

Update: Egypt buys Ukrainian and Russian wheat

Egypt's state grain buyer, the General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC), purchased 60,000 tonnes of Russian wheat in its latest tender regardle...

Canadian wheat prices lower in latest CWB projections

Prices for wheat marketed through CWB pools were lowered across the board in the latest Pool Return Outlooks (PROs) from the company soon to be known ...

Megatrends to move ag sector in upcoming decades: report

Health-conscious customers with money to spend will be looking to purchase more food over the next twenty years, according to a recent report.

South African peanut exporters withhold offers

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

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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 fore...

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...

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 the Asian...

Economic downturn in China impacts DFN trading

The problems with the diminishing economic growth in China are also adversely affecting the business of dried fruits and nuts, Catz International observed in a ...

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 production on 500 h...

Excess rains push guar gum prices higher

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