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 bias remains pointed lower barring a weather scare.“The good growing conditions will keep (soybeans and...

IPC sees pepper prices holding strong over the last week

Black pepper Global pepper prices continued to be stronger at most origins, except that for black pepper in Sarawak, the International Pepper Community (IPC) observed in its weekly prices bulletin for the five days to May 2...

Global Grain North America: Black Sea grains still a threat to US market

Despite a year of political turmoil and uncertainties, the Black Sea grains market is still a force to be reckoned with, Matt Ammermann of FC Stone warns US delegates at Global Grain North America in Chicago.

Pistachio Company estimates Iran's 2015 crop

Pistachios This year’s Iranian pistachio crop has proved to be one of the most challenging ever to come up with an estimate due to fluctuating weather and late fruit drops, The Pistachio Company noted in a May 14 report d...

Market Report: Bullish sentiment returns to sunflower oil market

After a downward correction in the first quarter of 2015, sunflower oil prices have found renewed strength over the last two months due to strong demand and limited supplies amid reluctant farmer selling in Ukr...

ConAgra Foods resolves peanut butter recall of 2007

Peanuts ConAgra Foods has announced a negotiated resolution to the peanut butter recall of February 2007 and has declared that its Peter Pan brand of peanut butter is safe for consumers to continue to eat.

Russian prune buyers seen as active again

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

Brazilian cashew prices edged higher again in April

Cashews Farmgate prices in Brazil’s cashew nut market continued to inch upwards in April, announced Brazil’s National Supply Company (CONAB) in its latest cashew nut market report.

Palm oil reverses some of week's losses

Malaysian palm oil futures ended higher on Thursday, recovering from the morning session and snapping four straight days of losses as weak prices attr...

ICE US Review: Coffee down sharply with increasing production

ICE coffee futures ended sharply lower on Thursday, falling to their lowest levels since January 31, 2014, as the USDA’s production figure for Colombi...

ICE Canada Review: Canola Ends Higher On Frost Concerns

The ICE Futures Canada canola market finished stronger Thursday, as concerns mounted about recent cold, wet weather in Western Canada that brought fro...

CBOT Review: Wheat up with weather concerns, but beans down

SOYBEAN futures at the Chicago Board of Trade were down by one to three cents per bushel on Thursday, after chopping around both sides of unchanged in...

São Paulo set for largest peanut crop since 1970s

São Paulo’s forecasted 367,000 tonnes harvest of in-shell peanuts in the main (rainy season) harvest of the year and an estimated production of 9,000 ...

US peanut output shifting to larger farms

The USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS) has issued an update highlighting some of the changes that taken place in the peanut industry over the last...

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 res...

DFN congress takes place in Turkey at opportune time

This week sees the annual World Nut and Dried Fruit Congress, which is being held in Antalya, Turkey. 

The CBOT: A shadow of its former self?

With the rise of electronic trading the importance of the trading pit at the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) has decreased substantially, though the pit...

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Global Grain North America: "Moderate" El Niño set for western hemisphere

The current El Niño event pegged for this year is likely to oscillate between “weak and moderate” with the US expected to escape unscathed, according to speaker...

Cameroon ships a quarter more cocoa

Cameroon cocoa exports jumped 24% to 181,893 tonnes year-on-year by end-April since the start of the 2014/15 season on August 1, data from the sector's regulato...

Agroconsult lifts Brazil soybean forecast

Brazilian consultancy Agroconsult raised its forecast on Thursday for the now harvested 2014/15 soy crop to 96.1 million tonnes from 95.8 mln tonnes in March.Ag...

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.

Pistachios

Pistachios activity running slowly in Europe

European edible nut traders are presently indicating a slow market for pistachios.

Dried pineapple

Dried pineapple core prices seen holding firm to new crop

Prices of dried pineapple flesh – rings, tidbits and pieces – remain high but no shortage is expected in these items, QFN Trading & Agency reported today.

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.