Palm oil prices have failed to rally to the extent that some industry insiders had been expecting over recent weeks, although lingering uncertainty and a bullish USDA report this week have kept the market supported.

Informa lowers US corn and soybean production forecasts

Informa Economics lowered its forecasts for the US 2015 corn and soybean crops after incorporating updated acreage estimates released this week by the USDA, the private analytics firm said in a note on Thursday...

French wheat crop ratings drop as barley harvest advances

France’s grain crop conditions saw declines again this week, reflecting the impact of a prolonged dry spell in the EU's top grain producer, farm office FranceAgriMer revealed on Friday (July 3).

Record year for EU soft wheat export licences

The EU awarded a record 31.337 million tonnes of soft wheat export licences in the now completed 2014/15 marketing year, up from 28.020 mln tonnes in the previous 12 months, new data from the European Commissio...

US wheat futures stalling

US wheat futures posted solid gains over the month of June, but appear to be stalling out in the early days of July as the market looks for more fresh supportive news.

Candian oats cash market quiet as farmers await stronger prices

The cash market for oats in Western Canada has turned quiet, as producers are waiting for stronger prices before making any sales for both old and new crop.

Weekly Review: Canola receives boost from soybeans

The ICE Futures Canada canola market pulled higher during the week ended June 30, following heavy gains in the US soy complex which advanced to their highest point in five months Tuesday (June 30).

Greek economy impacts currant sales

The major concern affected dried fruit markets over the past few weeks has been the on-going political situation in Greece.

ICE US Review: Coffee up slightly ahead of long weekend

ICE coffee futures ended slightly higher on Thursday, as traders evened positions ahead of the long weekend. Markets in the US will be closed for Inde...

ICE Canada Review: Canola Higher With Soybeans

THE ICE Futures Canada canola market finished lower in choppy trading Thursday – as traders took profits off gains made in the previous session. Value...

CBOT Review: Soybeans mixed amid drier US forecasts

SOYBEAN futures at the Chicago Board of Trade closed mixed on Thursday, as the US Farm Belt is expected to get a drier July—though parts are still rai...

Romania heads Egyptian wheat tender

Egypt's state grain buyer, the General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC), has bought 60,000 tonnes of Romanian wheat in a tender for August 1-10...

Ukraine grain exports hit new highs

Ukrainian grain exports rose to an all-time high of 34.6 million tonnes in the 2014/15 season that ended on June 30, compared with 32.98 mln tonnes so...

Brazil: This sugar season won't be a sweet one

Brazil's sugar production and exports rose spectacularly in the two decades up to 2010 as the country consolidated its role as the world's leading exp...

Editorial: Brazil’s agricultural growth ‘can be sustainable’

In their joint Agricultural Outlook 2015-2024, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Org...

OECD and FAO forecast oilseed price decline

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) have forecast a decline in real...

EU rapeseed crop may fall from record

The recent dry weather could reduce the EU's 2015 rapeseed crop following a record harvest last year.

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Yield increases to drive cereals expansion to 2024

Global cereals production will increase by 14% over the next decade to 2024, according to new forecasts by the OECD and UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FA...

Indonesia ships less cocoa last month

Cocoa bean exports from Indonesia's Lampung province on the island of Sumatra percent fell 58.2% to 254 tonnes in June from a year earlier, according to governm...

Canadian trans-pacific partnership: What will it mean?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) currently being negotiated by Canada and eleven other Pacific Rim nations is a ‘big’ deal, both literally and figuratively.

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: 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 views that M...

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.

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.