Ivorian main crop may come early

Steadily improving rainfall across Ivory Coast's main cocoa growing regions last week is boosting prospects for a strong mid-crop harvest, with some farmers on Tuesday even predicting an early start to next season's main crop.The world's top cocoa producer is ...

Ukraine boosts grain harvest to 54.9 mln tonnes

The forecast for Ukraine's 2015 grain harvest has been increased to 54.9 million tonnes from 52.3 million, UkrAgroConsult revealed on Tuesday.The reason for the increase was a rise last week in the consultancy'...

South Africa lifts corn output for 2015

South Africa has boosted its 2015 corn output to 9.84 million tonnes compared to previous estimates due to better-than-expected yield survey results in its biggest crop-producing province, a government agency s...

Russia proposes new wheat export tax

Russia’s agriculture ministry is proposing a new export tax on wheat shipments, which it claims is needed to protect domestic livestock farmers from rising feed costs.

EU increases wheat yield forecast

The EU has marginally lifted its forecast for the soft wheat yield harvest for the second month in a row, indicating that growth conditions generally remained favourable, according to crop monitoring service MA...

Canadian wheat bids rise with improving basis

Cash bids for Canadian wheat were stronger during the week ended May 22, as basis levels improved. A firmer tone in US wheat futures was also supportive.

The ICE Futures Canada canola market ended mixed after a day of quiet, directionless trade as US markets were closed for Memorial Day.Without any trade in the Chicago soy complex, canola remained in a narrow ra...

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.

Uganda ships a fifth less coffee

Uganda's coffee exports fell 21% year-on-year to 264,065 60 kilo bags in April after heavy rains disrupted the drying of beans, industry regulator Uga...

IPC sees pepper prices holding strong over the last week

Global pepper prices continued to be stronger at most origins, except that for black pepper in Sarawak, the International Pepper Community (IPC) obser...

Canadian canola crush margins deteriorating

Canola crush margins continue to drift lower, and currently find themselves at some of their worst levels in over a year.

ConAgra Foods resolves peanut butter recall of 2007

ConAgra Foods has announced a negotiated resolution to the peanut butter recall of February 2007 and has declared that its Peter Pan brand of peanut b...

DFN congress takes place in Turkey at opportune time

This week sees the annual World Nut and Dried Fruit Congress, which is being held in Antalya, Turkey. 

EU wheat and barley export licences continue to rise

EU soft wheat export licences reached 647,000 tonnes for the week ended May 20, pushing total licences awarded for the 2014/15 marketing season past 2...

Russian prune buyers seen as active again

Russia has become an active buyer again in the South American prunes market, QFN Trading & Agency observed in a May 21 report.

Canada lowers 2015/16 pulse crop output estimates

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada released their latest supply and demand outlook for Canadian pulse crops on May 20, lowering their production estimat...

São Paulo set for largest peanut crop since 1970s

São Paulo’s forecasted 367,000 tonnes harvest of in-shell peanuts in the main (rainy season) harvest of the year and an estimated production of 9,000 ...

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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 bia...

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's regulato...

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 buyi...

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...

Cumin seed

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...

Celery seed

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.


Guinea-Bissau apprehends cashew nut smugglers

Guinea-Bissau’s fresh campaign against rampant cashew nut smuggling over the country’s land border with neighbouring Senegal has yielded its first results.

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.