Market Report: Barley tumbles on Chinese uncertainties

Global barley export prices weakened on European harvest pressure and broader worries about future demand prospects in China.

Weekly Review: Coffee stumbles to new lows

ICE Futures coffee contacts continued their steady downtrend during the week ended September 2, hitting fresh contract lows in the process as uncertainty in the global financial and currency markets weighed on ...

Analysis: Will renewed real weakness boost Brazil's sugar output?

Sugarcane field The deepening political crisis in Brazil which is compounded by poor economic data has pushed down the Brazilian real to a new 12-year low against the US dollar. Sister publication FO Licht analyzes whether thi...

Canadian canola stocks increase dramatically: Statscan

Canola supplies in Canada are more abundant than anticipated; wheat and barley stocks are also higher.

Turkey's fig crop makes favourable progress

Turkey’s new fig crop developed quite well with a good pollination period and suitable weather conditions during August 2015, Turkish supplier Sunrose has reported.

EU wheat export licences continue to slow

EU soft wheat licences continue to slow with the total amount awarded in the week ending September 2 falling to 190,000 tonnes compared with 277,000 tonnes in the previous seven days, European Commission data s...

Saskatchewan harvest moving forward: report

Warm and dry weather conditions helped Saskatchewan farmers made good harvest progress during the week ended August 31, with 29% of the crop now combined, according to the latest weekly report from the provinci...

Rain and frost in store for Manitoba and Saskatchewan

Early-September rains within the next few days will likely interrupt harvest progress in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, according to a meteorologist, but the good news is producers will still likely be able to avoi...

Fertilizer market holding relatively steady: analyst

Prices for nitrogen fertilizer and potash have weakened over the first half of 2015, but according to an industry analyst, the relationship between fe...

ICE US Review: Sugar higher as investors anticipate rally

ICE SUGAR closed higher Thursday, as analysts say sugar prices should rally soon. Traders bought sugar on Thursday at low prices, as they expect price...

ICE Canada Review: Canola Drops Lower With Bearish Report

THE ICE Futures Canada canola market dropped lower, after a new report from Statistics Canada indicated there were much more canola in the country tha...

CBOT Review: Soybeans settle with small losses

SOYBEAN futures at the Chicago Board of Trade were four to five cents lower at Thursday’s close, retreating from earlier advances as relatively favour...

India and Guatemala look to pool resources on cardamom

The world’s largest producers of cardamom, Guatemala and India, are exploring ways to collaborate in the sector, The New Indian Express reports.

Indian turmeric market shows firmer tone

Indian turmeric prices have shown a firmer tendency of late on early claims that next year’s crop could fall short of expectations.

Russia not changing wheat export tax: minister

The Russian government has revealed that it has no plans to change its wheat export tax mechanism which is currently impacting the country’s export nu...

Turkey sets date for first shipment of new crop figs

Following a meeting of the local Aegean exporters association in Turkey the first Turkish fig shipment date has been set at October 2.

Ghana's Cocobod paid back USD1.7 billion cocoa loan

Ghana's Cocobod has paid back a USD1.7 billion loan it received from international lenders last year, its spokesman said this week, putting to rest fe...

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Canary seed prices at standstill ahead of harvest

After hitting highs in the summer, canary seed prices have held steady, but staying at current levels is unlikely, even though an industry specialist expects re...

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 largely b...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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 ...

Walnut estimate still above 2014 but lower than expected

The US 2015 walnut crop is still expected to be higher than that of last year, but only marginally, according to the latest estimate from the USDA’s National Ag...

QFN hopeful for new crop pineapple core offers

Global buyers of Thai dried pineapple products are having to cope with a delayed raw material crop, due to a late start to the monsoon period, QFN Trading & Age...

Excess rains push guar gum prices higher

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