European rapeseed futures continued to be supported over the last month by expectations of lower production and stocks in the bloc next season, while Canadian canola futures found some strength from the weak Canadian dollar.

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Chile starts harvesting favourable walnut crop

Walnuts Walnut harvesting has started in Chile and the outlook is promising for the sector, announced the Chilean Walnut Commission (CWC).

Spain's Alicante province to produce more almonds

Almonds Almond growers in Spain's Alicante province expect to harvest 40% more almonds than in 2014, but concerns remain that they will not be able to sell all their produce in the light of massive imports from the US ...

Catz International sees active DFN market

Mixed dried fruit Business in dried fruit and nuts is active despite the irregular working weeks of late, due to Kings day and May 5 in Holland and Ascension day internationally, Catz International noted in a May 1 market report...

Egyptian local wheat purchases total 750,000 tonnes

Egypt has procured approximately 750,000 tonnes of local wheat since the current season began in mid-April, Egypt's supplies minister revealed.

Sao Paulo expects significant boost in peanut output

Peanuts Harvesting of the peanut crop in Jaboticabal region in northeast São Paulo, one of the state's leading peanut-producing areas, is coming to an end, announced industry officials in Brazil.

ICE US Review: Coffee down as Brazilian production unclear

ICE coffee futures moved lower Thursday, as traders are still unsure about how large the upcoming Brazilian coffee crop will be. Recent estimates are calling for an increase in production compared to earlier id...

ICE Canada Review: Canola Bounces Around To Narrow Loss

The ICE Futures Canada canola market finished slightly lower in the most active months after bouncing around unchanged Thursday in thin-volume, two-si...

CBOT Review: Soybeans back off nearby highs

SOYBEAN futures at the Chicago Board of Trade were down by 9 to 12 cents per bushel on Thursday, as the market backed off of the one-month highs hit e...

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 t...

Analysis: Colombian reforms encourage farmer competitiveness

Colombia is the fifth largest and third most populous country in Latin America, with a population of 47 million, and a median age of 26.8 years. The r...

Palm set for second monthly decline

Malaysian palm oil futures rose for the first time in a week on Thursday as investors squared positions ahead of a long holiday weekend, but the gains...

Hazelnut market seems to be drawing to an early close of 2014 season

With very little supply coming to the market and demand also limited the Turkish hazelnuts market seems to be drawing to an early close of the current...

Global cashew market seen as in a 'chaotic' state

In West Africa, after a first disappointing first crop cycle for cashews, it seems that the second cycle is not better, according to international inf...

Cameroon sets out plans to lift coffee crop

Cameroon aims to triple annual coffee output to 100,000 tonnes over the next five years by attracting more young people into the business, where outpu...

Frost caused significant damage to Turkish sultanas and raisins

Unfortunately Turkey suffered a serious frost on the night of April 23. This unexpected frost affected over half of the vineyards and has caused signi...

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Analysis: Corn output fall to lift South African prices

South African corn production is expected to fall by a third this season, potentially contributing to grain shortages and prices increases for staple foods acro...

Real Good Food to sell sugar unit to Tereos

The UK’s Real Good Food today announced a deal to sell its sugar unit Napier Brown to French group Tereos for GBP34 million (USD52 mln) in cash plus working cap...

EU moves to curb spread of plant bacterium

The EU is stepping up measures to stop the spread of the plant bacterium Xylella fastidiosa from Southern Italy, according to Agra Europe.

Europe proposes new rules on GM imports for food and feed

The European Commission has proposed giving EU member states the ability to restrict or prohibit the import of EU-authorised genetically modified (GM) crops for...

Walnuts

Analysis: Walnut market shows no signs of declining soon

The world walnut market looks set for favourable supply this year but that does not mean that prices will come crashing down any time soon.

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...

Sri Lanka: Philippines' demise boosts coconut exports

Sri Lankan coconut exporters have benefited from the demise of Filipino producers who were hit by Typhoon Haiyan in late 2013, with Sri Lankan exports rising by...

Paprikia in a bowl

ASTA 2015: World paprika output in 2015 looks set to be close to year-ago levels

Global paprika output in 2015 is expected to be at a similar level to that of last year, Pepe Sabater, chief executive of Ramon Sabater, told delegates at the A...

Almonds

Select Harvests optimistic on Australian almond industry prospects

Australian almond producer Select Harvests views the prospects as very strong for the country’s almond sector due to drought in rival origin California, surging...

Dried apricots

Weather spoilt bloom for 2015 crop apricots in Turkey

The bloom for 2015 crop apricots in Turkey was unsatisfactory, due to continuous frosts and heavy rains during March and April, Turkish supplier Sunrose observe...

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.