US corn hits 1-month low on crop improvements

Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) corn futures slid to a one-month low on Tuesday (July 28) as pressure from ideal weather conditions hit the US Midwest, boosting crop development

Ukraine sea grain exports to fall by 5%

Grain elevator Ukraine's grain export from its Black Sea ports are likely to fall to 32.8 million tonnes in the 2015/16 season from a record 34.6 mln tonnes a season earlier, analyst UkrAgroConsult said on Tuesday (July 28).U...

Canadian feed barley cash market dips CAD20 per tonne

Drought-like conditions on the Western Prairies appear to be causing some volatility with feed barley prices.“I think a lot of the farmers don’t have anything in the bin and they think the market is going to go...

Almond buyers and sellers trying to gauge market direction

Almond prices have weakened slightly over the last two weeks mainly due to lack of buying interest, QFN Trading & Agency noted in a July 27 report.

Crop damage in southwest Manitoba after violent storm

Damage reports are coming in from southwestern Manitoba after a violent storm ripped through the area Monday night.

Vietnam coffee premiums steady as exports drop

Premiums of Vietnamese coffee to global robusta futures were unchanged as exporters rejected lower prices while slow sales in recent months have led to a decline in Vietnam's coffee exports, traders said on Tue...

Rains mostly beneficial for US peanut crop

Recent rains in main US peanut growing states appear to have been mostly beneficial for the developing crop.

Informa reduces forecast for Russian wheat output

Informa Economics has lowered its forecast for Russian wheat production in 2015 by 1.0 million tonnes from last month due to lower yield prospects in the Volga region.

High prices hinder US pistachio shipments

US pistachio shipments are running substantially behind the levels of a year ago as a result of a strong dollar and continued high prices.

Hot, humid weather rapidly advances Manitoba crops 

Hot and humid weather conditions during the week ended July 27 helped Manitoba crops advance at a rapid pace, the latest Manitoba Agriculture, Food an...

Pecan market set for season of good supply

The world pecan market looks poised for a good level of supply over the 2015/16 season,with the outlook for the forthcoming US crop being a favourable...

Canadian wheat cash bids fall with US futures

Spring wheat cash bids across Western Canada moved lower during the week ended July 24, following weakness in the US futures markets. The arrival of b...

Heat slashes raisin output in Malaga

High temperatures have almost halved the production of raisins and muscat grapes in Spain’s province of Malaga, according to the Axarquía Bureau of Ra...

CBOT Review: Soy down with Chinese stocks, favourable weather

SOYBEAN futures at the Chicago Board of Trade closed lower on Monday as stocks in China fell and a positive weather outlook for US growing regions wei...

ICE Canada Review: Canola down sharply with spec selling

Canola contracts on the ICE Futures Canada trading platform ended sharply lower on Monday, as speculators liquidated their long positions after the ma...

ICE US Review: Coffee slumps with weather forecast

ICE coffee futures finished lower Monday as forecasts calling  for dry weather in Brazil were expected to aid the harvest.Bearish bets outnumbered bul...

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.

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EU slashes corn yield forecast

The European Commission has lowered its yield forecasts for all major crops at EU28 level from last month due to “suboptimal weather conditions” – with the outl...

Brazil harvested coffee behind last year

Brazil's 2015/16 coffee crop was 62% harvested by July 21, lagging the 68% harvested, on average, by that date over the past five years, local agricultural anal...

Lower Canadian grain output won't impact global market: Analyst

Whilst Canadian grain production is pegged to drop from previous years levels, global grain prices are not set to skyrocket,

AAK’s profits continue to rise

Swedish ingredients firm AarhusKarlshamn (AAK) reported further profit growth in the second quarter of 2015, thanks to improvements across all its business segm...

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...

Canadian mustard seed prices strengthen as harvest approaches

Relative uncertainty about how Alberta and Saskatchewan’s crops will shape up in light of this summer’s dryness has caused global mustard prices to strengthen. ...

Summer slowdown puts limits on macadamia demand

Macadamia demand has hit the inevitable summer holiday slowdown across Europe and the main global market that appears to remain active is the US.

Turkish factories prepare for new arrivals of dried fruits

Most Turkish factories are now gearing up for the arrival of new crop dried fruits next month following the end of the Ramadan period.

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...