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

Cargo freight ship in shipyard Palm oil's increasingly negative image in Europe has had a noticeable impact on the region's imports of the tropical oil.

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 refining plant near Canada.

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 former Canadian Wheat Board.

CBOT Review: Soybeans weaker on cancelled export order

SOYBEAN futures at the Chicago Board of Trade closed weaker on Friday amid a cancelled export order. The US Department of Agriculture said Friday morning that China had cancelled an order for 200,000 tonnes of ...

ICE US Review: Coffee inches higher on currency action

ICE coffee futures were up slightly Friday after the US dollar slumped.Concerns over dry conditions in Indonesia and Vietnam have pushed some robusta traders into the arabica market, according to a report.Camer...

ICE Canada Review: Canola stages late day rally ahead of Cdn long weekend

Canola contracts on the ICE Futures Canada trading platform ended higher on Friday, breaking above the key C$500 per tonne level after staging a late day rally.Traders were covering shorts ahead of the long wee...

Interview: How to tackle African veg oil deficit

Africa has a current edible oil deficit in the range of 6 million tonnes and this is expected to exceed 10 mln tonnes by 2025.

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 we...

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 dro...

DFN markets active despite European holidays

Despite the holidays in western Europe, there is still a reasonable level of activity across the key dried fruit and nut sectors, Catz International o...

IGC boosts global corn crop outlook, trims wheat

The forecast for global corn production in 2015/16 was raised by the International Grains Council (IGC) reflecting an improved crop outlook in China, ...

Limited but steady trade seen in 2014 crop hazelnuts

There is very little of the 2014 Turkish hazelnut crop other than by products remaining in Turkey, a UK trader observed in a report today.

China's weekly corn sales stay low

China sold 71,679 tonnes of corn from its reserves this week, finding buyers for only 1.35 of the 5.3 million tonnes offered, lower even than last wee...

Chilean walnut exporters ‘must’ find new markets

Developing new markets will be a necessary step for the Chilean walnut industry to maintain the steady pattern of growth in foreign trade in the comin...

Health focus main driver for Chilean prune trade

The focus on the health benefits related to prune consumption is already showing positive results in some markets, according to the Chile Prunes Assoc...

EU wheat/barley export licences double year-ago levels

The EU granted soft wheat export licences totalling 324,102 tonnes in the week ending July 28 – down by around 1,000 tonnes from the previous week but...

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Canada lowers pulse crop ending stocks

Canada lowered its 2015/16 ending stocks projection for pulse and specialty crops, according to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s latest supply and demand repo...

Analysis: Cameroon on track to meet ambitious cocoa target?

As the international price of cocoa continues to climb largely due to the lower than expected production in the 2014/15 season in Ghana, and poor weather condit...

Canadian canola council welcomes expanded Israel trade deal

An expansion and ‘modernization’ of the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA), which was announced on July 21, was welcomed by the Canola Council of Canada...

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...

India to promote north east spices to global markets

The Indian Spices Board has decided to promote organic spices from the north eastern states of the country to global markets.

Ukraine's walnut crop shows good progress

Ukraine’s forthcoming walnut crop has been progressing very well so far, QFN Trading & Agency said in a report today.

New season offers emerge for Turkish raisins

As the harvest of both sultanas and raisins in Turkey approaches, packers are becoming a little more optimistic and new season offers are beginning to emerge.

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...