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 conditions threatening yield in the other major producing African countries, industry players are concerne...

Market Report: Top-quality Kenyan tea prices climb to new high

Prices for good –quality Kenyan tea have gone from strength to strength in recent months thanks to a shortfall in production, but Sri Lanka continues to struggle with weak demand and rising production costs.

ICE Canada Review: Canola mixed after day of light, choppy trade

Canola contracts on the ICE Futures Canada trading platform ended narrowly mixed after a day of light and choppy activity on Wednesday. Weakness in outside vegetable oil markets, including Chicago soyoil and Ma...

ICE US Review: Coffee, sugar rise with currency

ICE coffee futures posted gains Wednesday after the Brazilian real moved higher. The boost in the value of the currency convinced farmers to wait for better exchange rates before selling.Speculators engaged in ...

CBOT Review: Soy, wheat prices impacted by stronger US dollar

SOYBEAN futures at the Chicago Board of Trade closed mixed on Wednesday as the greenback gained ground. A lack of improvement in crop conditions partially supported prices, analysts say. A weekly USDA crop prog...

Analysis: Brazil aims to reclaim cocoa crown

Brazil is poised to regain its status of a major cocoa exporter in the global market over the next 10 years, as cocoa production in the country is set to soar.

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 Agricultural Ministry said on Tuesday (July 28).A...

German wheat and barley exports to see declines this season

As the EU faces a fall in its wheat exports this season, Germany in particular, looks set to be faced with lower international demand, according to ADM Germany.

Palm rebounds from 3-month low though China outlook caps gains

Malaysian palm oil futures rebounded on Wednesday (July 29) following gains overnight in US soy oil, snapping five sessions of declines, although conc...

Canadian oat prices move lower near harvest

Canadian oat prices have moved lower in recent weeks, and with harvest edging closer, some producers may stockpile crops and wait for better prices, a...

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...

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.

Ukraine sea grain exports to fall by 5%

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...

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, ...

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 t...

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.

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.

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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.

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...

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 and Rural De...

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...

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.

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 one.

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 Raisins, an ...

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...