On Thursday (May 7), UK voters will choose a new government, but what do the different parties have in store for the agriculture sector?

Large Malaysian palm stock to weigh on prices?

Palm oil stocks in Malaysia, the world's second-largest grower, probably rose to a five-month high at the end of April as crude palm output continued to climb and outpaced export demand, a Reuters poll showed o...

Black Sea grain exports to dip next season

Total grain exports from Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan for 2015/16 will amount to 64 million tonnes, dipping by 6 mln tonnes compared to the current season, according to preliminary estimates by analyst UkrAgr...

Ivorian cocoa benefits from rainfall

Abundant rains last week in most of Ivory Coast's main cocoa growing regions bode well for the April-to-September mid-crop but farmers said they feared cocoa diseases could damage production.Ivory Coast is the ...

Russian ministry proposes end to wheat tax

The Russian agriculture ministry has reportedly recommended ending the current export tax on wheat on May 15 and replacing it with a new formula."The Agriculture Ministry is offering to cancel the grain export ...

Colombian coffee production leaps 10%

Colombia produced 924,000 60 kilo bags of washed arabica coffee in April, up 11% from a year ago, the National Coffee Growers' Federation said on Wednesday, while exports rose 13% to 927,000 bags.Production fro...

Dryness persisting in parts of Europe

While recent rains have eased dryness in some of Western Europe, concerns for crops remain elsewhere in the bloc.

Wheat and canola stocks stay surprisingly tight in Canada

Canola field Canada’s agricultural industry was surprised to see some tighter than anticipated supply estimates in Statistics Canada’s latest stocks of grain and oilseeds report Wednesday (May 6).

Thai sugar output to stay flat in 2014/15

Despite rising cane production, Thailand can expect sugar production to remain flat in 2014/15 due to lower yields, according to the Thai Sugar Miller...

ICE US Review: Cocoa up with Ghana production concerns

COCOA contracts on the ICE Futures US platform were stronger on Tuesday, with production concerns in Ghana behind some of the buying interest.Cocoa pr...

ICE Canada Review: Canola up slightly with soy complex

The ICE Futures Canada canola market ended slightly higher on Tuesday, following the advances seen in Chicago soybean and soyoil futures.Slow farmer s...

CBOT Review: Corn stages late rally to post gains

CORN rallied late to post moderate gains Tuesday on ideas that futures were oversold.Futures initially sunk to a six-month-low in response to US data ...

Ghana cocoa crop pegged below 700,000 tonnes

Ghana estimates its 2014/15 cocoa season output will be not more than 700,000 tonnes, down from an initial target of more than 1 million tonnes that h...

ADM posts strongest ever quarterly soybean crushing results

Like its rival Bunge, US commodities giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) reported strong first-quarter results thanks to an “outstanding” performance i...

Bunge reports improved oilseeds margins in South America

US trading house Bunge reported a near five-fold increase in adjusted earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) for the first quarter of 2015, thanks to...

Egypt buys Russian and Romanian wheat

Egypt's state grain buyer, the General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC), confirmed it had bought 120,000 tonnes of Russian and Romanian wheat i...

Rapid US plantings push corn to 7-month low

Chicago corn futures fell to hit a seven-month low on Tuesday (May 5) dragged down by brisk planting across the US Midwest.Chicago Board of Trade July...

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Barley seeding pacing ahead in Canada

Barley seeding is well underway across Western Canada and almost complete in southern Alberta, said the President of the Barley Council of Canada.

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 output has been...

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 were not ...

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...

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 rural popul...

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...

Walnuts

Chile starts harvesting favourable walnut crop

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

Mixed dried fruit

Catz International sees active DFN market

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,...

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.