No end in sight for dry pattern across SE Asia

Oil palm plantation

Dry weather continued across most Indonesian palm areas over the last week, with only light showers occurring across portions of the Malaysian palm belt.

China to encourage farmers to move away from corn

The Chinese agriculture minister Han Changfu has said the government wants farmers to reduce corn plantings next year, as growing stockpiles are posing an increasing problem for Beijing.

World coffee shipments down 12%

Global coffee exports fell 12% in May from a year earlier to total 9.28 mln 60 kg bags, the International Coffee Organization (ICO) said on Tuesday.For the first eight months of the 2014/15 season, which began ...

North Indian second flush tea output down

Production of second flush teas in North India, which includes Assam and West Bengal, is expected to have fallen in June due to wet weather.

Russian grain to fall below expectations; Ukraine analyst

As Russia’s impending wheat export duty, commencing July 1, has been the focus of the grains market for well over a month, Ukraine consultant, UkrAgroConsult looks at the Russian grains in the upcoming season.

EU lowers soft wheat production estimate

Soft wheat production in the EU will be nearly nine million tonnes down year-on-year in the soon-to-start 2015/16 marketing year, compared with the record production in the current season.

Canadian wheat bids up sharply with weather worries

Cash bids for western Canadian wheat were up sharply during the week ended June 26, as weather worries in North America resulted in improved basis levels and pushed US futures sharply higher.

Ivorian cocoa arrivals still lag

Cocoa arrivals at ports in top grower Ivory Coast reached around 1,546,000 tonnes by June 28 since the start of the season on October 1, exporters estimated on Monday, down from 1,587,000 tonnes in the same per...

Ukraine wheat crop forecast raised

Ukrainian weather forecasters have revised up their forecast for Ukraine's 2015 wheat crop to 24.5 million tonnes from 23.5 mln tonnes."We have increa...

Analysis: Speculation helps fuel latest escalation in vanilla prices

International vanilla prices have surged higher in recent months and look set to remain prone to increases due to intense speculation at origin and vi...

EU sunflower harvest to drop in 2015/16

The EU-28 was forecast to harvest 10% less sunflower seed next season, according to the latest estimates by EU industry association Coceral.

ICE Canada Review: Canola Mostly Lower Ahead Of StatsCan Report

THE ICE Futures Canada canola market finished mostly lower Monday as traders positioned themselves ahead of the release of Tuesday’s Statistics Canada...

ICE US Review: Coffee drops with strong US dollar

ICE coffee futures ended weaker on Monday, as strength in the US dollar weighed on values, as it caused European buyers to sit on the sidelines, analy...

CBOT Review: Soybeans lower in advance of USDA report

SOYBEAN futures at the Chicago Board of Trade closed lower Monday in anticipation of a USDA acreage report to be released on June 30.Brazilian and Arg...

Market Report: Weather worries not impacting wheat export prices

World wheat export prices remained under pressure over the last month, weighed by slack nearby demand and expectations for another season of abundant ...

Brazil coffee traders await new crop beans

Brazil's physical coffee markets were relatively calm this week as traders struggled to secure remaining 2014/15 arabica lots while awaiting the arriv...

Weekly Review: Cocoa prices spike before retreat

Cocoa futures ended higher for the week after a wild session which saw prices hitting near the USD3,300 per tonne mark before retreating back to their...

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EU wheat crop may be smaller than thought

Forecast EU wheat production in 2015/16 will be 1.2 million tonnes lower than previously expected, according to the International Grains Council (IGC), due to h...

Cameroonian cocoa shipments up by a quarter

Cameroon's cocoa exports rose nearly 27% year-on-year between the start of the cocoa season last August and May this year, to total 188,383 tonnes, the National...

European rapeseed output view cut

Analysts have been cutting their estimates for EU rapeseed production in the 2015/16 marketing year due to unfavourable conditions, although output is still exp...

ADM suspends production at German biodiesel plant

US agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) is temporarily halting production at its biodiesel plant in Leer, Germany because of uncertainty about the fu...

Analysis: Commodity price falls a threat for developing nations

Recent falls in world agricultural commodity prices are likely to pose serious problems for some developing and emerging economy countries, according to Agra Eu...

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...

South Africa: 2016 corn plantings to grow on higher prices

South African farmers are expected to plant more corn next season due to the current high prices, which have been boosted by this year’s drought-hit crop.

Pepper prices seen as edging higher in some origins

Pepper prices in India, Sarawak and Sri Lanka increased by up to 3% in the week to June 26, while prices in other origins were reported to be stable, the Intern...

New funding from Almond Board of California

The Almond Board of California (ABC) has announced a USD2.5 million commitment to independent, third-party research into next-generation farming practices.

Turkey should have just enough vine fruit for demand

This year a number of issues have affected the new Turkish sultana and raisin crop.

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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.