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 general weakness in the global vegetable oils market, abundant supplies of soybeans and economic turmoil in China.

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 Iranian crops expected to be down from those of 2014.

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 rain.

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 its ending stocks report tomorrow (September 3).

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, Andrés Rodríguez, president of the Chilean Walnut Commission (CWC...

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 for soybean meal and vegetable oil in the country...

Hazelnut market now in relatively stable phase

Turkish hazelnut prices seem to have stabilised for the time being, a UK trader observed in a report today.

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...

Macadamia growers hope for good pollination

With spring under way, a report on the Australian Macadamia Society’s (AMS) website noted that buzzing bees and fragrant flowering trees of pink and w...

Australian macadamia crop still on track

The 2015 Australian macadamia crop remains on track to hit 47,000 tonnes in-shell at 10% moisture (43,800 tonnes in-shell at 3.5% moisture) announced ...

CBOT Review: Soybeans drop amid Chinese economic concerns

SOYBEAN futures at the Chicago Board of Trade were down by 12 to 13 cents per bushel on Tuesday, as renewed economic concerns out of China provided th...

ICE US Review: Sugar mixed on increased demand, high stocks

ICE SUGAR closed mixed, with small gains in nearby contracts, on Tuesday as analysts say demand for the commodity is increasing.Market watchers say re...

ICE Canada Review: Canola Tracks US Soy Lower

THE ICE Futures Canada canola market ended lower, following losses in US soy amid a sea of financial volatility. Steep losses in the Chinese stock mar...

USDA details prices for farmer stock peanuts

US peanut prices received by farmers for all farmer stock peanuts averaged 24.4 cents per pound for the week ending August 22, the USDA’s National Agr...

US corn ratings slide as soybean hold steady

The level of US corn rated good/excellent slipped down to 68% while the level of soybeans stayed at 63% for the week ended August 30, according to USD...

Trigon Agri still grappling with currency losses

Black Sea producer Trigon Agri saw its first half net profit cut by more than half in 2015 due in part to the sharp depreciation of the Ukrainian hryv...

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Canadian lentil prices move up on supply concerns

Large green lentil prices have been outpacing their red counterparts due to poor acreage and a general disappearance of the Canadian crop.

Higher grain sales help boost Rusagro’s H1 results

Russian agri-food company Rusagro reported a rise in sales and profit for the first six months of 2015, thanks in part to higher grain sales and sugar prices.

Canadian wheat output forecasts deemed “too low”

Statistics Canada’s first survey-based production estimates for wheat were at the lower end of expectations for the 2015/16 crop year.

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 ...

New hazelnut facility opens in Georgia

Georgia’s role as a global hazelnut producer is expected to strengthen with the opening of a new nut drying and storage facility.

Economic downturn in China impacts DFN trading

The problems with the diminishing economic growth in China are also adversely affecting the business of dried fruits and nuts, Catz International observed in a ...

Excess rains push guar gum prices higher

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