Market Report: Barley tumbles on Chinese uncertainties

Global barley export prices weakened on European harvest pressure and broader worries about future demand prospects in China.

Weekly Review: Coffee stumbles to new lows

ICE Futures coffee contacts continued their steady downtrend during the week ended September 2, hitting fresh contract lows in the process as uncertainty in the global financial and currency markets weighed on ...

India and Guatemala look to pool resources on cardamom

The world’s largest producers of cardamom, Guatemala and India, are exploring ways to collaborate in the sector, The New Indian Express reports.

Indian turmeric market shows firmer tone

Indian turmeric prices have shown a firmer tendency of late on early claims that next year’s crop could fall short of expectations.

Turkey sets date for first shipment of new crop figs

Following a meeting of the local Aegean exporters association in Turkey the first Turkish fig shipment date has been set at October 2.

Russia not changing wheat export tax: minister

The Russian government has revealed that it has no plans to change its wheat export tax mechanism which is currently impacting the country’s export numbers.

Hazelnut market still in a stalemate situation

The Turkish hazelnut situation remains the same as yesterday with the continuation of good drying weather but farmers and middlemen resisting, a UK trader said in a report today.

Ghana's Cocobod paid back USD1.7 billion cocoa loan

Ghana's Cocobod has paid back a USD1.7 billion loan it received from international lenders last year, its spokesman said this week, putting to rest fears of default by the regulator due to this year's bleak har...

Market report: Sunflower oil prices down 15% since July

Prices for Black Sea sunflower oil have fallen by 15% over the last two months, while seed prices dropped to their lowest since May 2015 due to genera...

Canary seed prices at standstill ahead of harvest

After hitting highs in the summer, canary seed prices have held steady, but staying at current levels is unlikely, even though an industry specialist ...

CBOT Review: Soybeans settle near unchanged

SOYBEAN futures at the Chicago Board of Trade were steady to three cents per bushel lower at Wednesday’s close, with the most active November contract...

ICE US Review: Sugar mixed as short-covering lends support

ICE SUGAR closed mixed on Wednesday as analysts say investor short-covering kept some contracts supported.  Market-talk that sugar is over-sold caused...

ICE Canada Review: Canola Dips With Vegetable Oil

THE ICE Futures Canada canola market ended lower, following losses in the vegetable oil market. US soyoil, Malaysian palm oil and European rapeseed fu...

Pistachio analysis: Dealing with the unknown

At this stage of the year the global pistachio market looks to be entering a season of reduced overall availability with both the forthcoming US and I...

Chilean walnut industry moves towards mechanical shelling

The walnut industry in Chile is moving strongly towards mechanical shelling of its product in a bid to compensate for shortage of manual labour, André...

Russian wheat price slides on weak currency

Russia's export prices for wheat fell further last week due to the rouble weakening and a decline in global benchmarks.

Most of the US peanut growing states see more rain

Most of the main US peanut growing states have received additional rain over the last week, with only Oklahoma and Virginia showing reduced amounts of...

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Small new crops keep eyes on ending stocks

Smaller Canadian canola and wheat crops in 2015/16 should keep some extra attention on the carry-out from the previous crop year when Statistics Canada releases...

Analysis: Ivory Coast's cocoa reforms are paying off

The Ivory Coast, now in its fourth year of cocoa sector reforms, can lay claim to tangible and visible successes that have been achieved in the sector largely b...

Cargill to double capacity at its Egypt soybean crush facility

US commodities giant Cargill is investing USD100 million to double the capacity of its soybean crush operation in Borg El Arab, Egypt, to meet increasing demand...

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...

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 spur selling ...

Primex International sees quiet US almond market

Despite higher prices, port strikes and political turmoil, California managed to ship its entire 2014 crop over the 2014/15 season, Primex International Trading...

Turkey's fig crop makes favourable progress

Turkey’s new fig crop developed quite well with a good pollination period and suitable weather conditions during August 2015, Turkish supplier Sunrose has repor...

Excess rains push guar gum prices higher

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