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.

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...

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 market watcher said.

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 concerns over the outlook for Chinese demand reversed most of th...

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.

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 of Canada.

ICE Canada Review: Canola up slightly after choppy day

Canola contracts on the ICE Futures Canada trading platform ended slightly higher on Tuesday, after a day of choppy activity.Support came from ideas that the market was oversold after Monday’s sharp declines, a...

CBOT Review: Soybeans stronger after US agricultural report

SOYBEAN futures at the Chicago Board of Trade closed higher on Monday as an unchanged report on the crop’s conditions kept prices supported. A US Depa...

ICE US Review: Coffee ticks lower with currency issues

ICE coffee futures were lower Tuesday due to speculative selling caused in part by the weakness of the Brazilian currency.There are some ideas that th...

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.

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.

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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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...

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...

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...

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...