Since the breakup of the Canadian Wheat Board (formerly known as CWB), the country has seen its grains market been both negatively and positively affected, with its oil sector now set to provide opportunities for growth.  

Brazilian coffee crop pegged to increase

Brazil's 2015/16 coffee harvest now under way is expected to yield 47.28 million 60 kilo bags, unchanged from the previous estimate in February, coffee exporter Terra Forte said.The exporter put Brazil's 2014/1...

Global Grain North America: Falling feed prices benefits US livestock

Tumbling feed prices have helped generate a mini-revival for the livestock sector in the US, though consumption habits are not expected to return to record levels, according to delegates at Global Grain North A...

CBOT Review: Soybeans up slightly after choppy day

Chicago soybean futures were up slightly after a day of choppy activity on Wednesday, with values finishing steady to five cents US per bushel higher.

ICE US Review: Sugar drops to six-year lows

ICE SUGAR futures fell to their lowest levels in six years on Wednesday, as large supplies and the weaker Brazilian currency weighed on prices. Chart-based selling contributed to the declines as the new lows we...

ICE Canada Review: Canola firms with soft Canadian dollar

The ICE Futures Canada canola market ended firmer on Wednesday, finding support from a softer Canadian dollar, as it made canola more attractive to crushers and exporters.Concerns about dry weather causing dama...

US winter wheat condition better than trade expectations

US winter wheat ratings held steady at 45% good/excellent in USDA’s latest Crop Progress report, while the first ratings of the season for corn put 74% of the crop in the top two categories as of May 24.

Ivorian main crop may come early

Steadily improving rainfall across Ivory Coast's main cocoa growing regions last week is boosting prospects for a strong mid-crop harvest, with some farmers on Tuesday even predicting an early start to next sea...

South Africa lifts corn output for 2015

South Africa has boosted its 2015 corn output to 9.84 million tonnes compared to previous estimates due to better-than-expected yield survey results i...

Russia proposes new wheat export tax

Russia’s agriculture ministry is proposing a new export tax on wheat shipments, which it claims is needed to protect domestic livestock farmers from r...

US wheat futures down again after brief short-covering bounce

All three US wheat futures markets posted sharp losses on Tuesday, May 26, and are more likely to keep drifting lower than to retest their nearby high...

Canadian wheat bids rise with improving basis

Cash bids for Canadian wheat were stronger during the week ended May 22, as basis levels improved. A firmer tone in US wheat futures was also supporti...

Ukraine boosts grain harvest to 54.9 mln tonnes

The forecast for Ukraine's 2015 grain harvest has been increased to 54.9 million tonnes from 52.3 million, UkrAgroConsult revealed on Tuesday.The reas...

EU increases wheat yield forecast

The EU has marginally lifted its forecast for the soft wheat yield harvest for the second month in a row, indicating that growth conditions generally ...

Sunflowers off to good start in Canada

Manitoba’s sunflower crop is off to a good start this year, having largely missed out on any damage from adverse weather over the May long weekend.“We...

Uganda ships a fifth less coffee

Uganda's coffee exports fell 21% year-on-year to 264,065 60 kilo bags in April after heavy rains disrupted the drying of beans, industry regulator Uga...

IPC sees pepper prices holding strong over the last week

Global pepper prices continued to be stronger at most origins, except that for black pepper in Sarawak, the International Pepper Community (IPC) obser...

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EU wheat and barley export licences continue to rise

EU soft wheat export licences reached 647,000 tonnes for the week ended May 20, pushing total licences awarded for the 2014/15 marketing season past 29 million ...

Weekly Review: Great conditions weighing on corn/soy

Extremely good spring seeding conditions across much of the US Midwest has weighed on soybean and corn futures at the Chicago Board of Trade, and the nearby bia...

Canadian canola crush margins deteriorating

Canola crush margins continue to drift lower, and currently find themselves at some of their worst levels in over a year.

Weekly Review: Corn/soybean spread widens

The widening spread between corn and soybean futures at the Chicago Board of Trade should be supportive for corn but a bearish factor in soybeans as the two cro...

Cumin seed

Analysis: Spice industry looks to regain credibility after product recalls

The issue of food safety has become increasingly challenging for everyone in the supply chain over recent years and 2015 is shaping up to be a particularly tric...

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...

Algeria: Dreams of reducing import bill still a long way off

The Algerian government is keen to boost the country’s agricultural exports and reduce its import bill, but after a disappointing cereals harvest in 2014 this v...

Celery seed

Rain reduces Indian celery seed arrivals

Indian new crop arrivals of celery seed have been hampered by rains in producing areas, according to a recent report from Mumbai trader Grover Sons.

Cashews

Guinea-Bissau apprehends cashew nut smugglers

Guinea-Bissau’s fresh campaign against rampant cashew nut smuggling over the country’s land border with neighbouring Senegal has yielded its first results.

Prunes

Russian prune buyers seen as active again

Russia has become an active buyer again in the South American prunes market, QFN Trading & Agency observed in a May 21 report.

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.