The local cloves market in Madagascar has been bullish of late due to adverse weather, Gregoire Courme of French trader Aromatum reported today.

US winter wheat ratings tick higher again

US winter wheat was rated 53% good/excellent as of November 22, up 1% from week-ago and at the level expected ahead of the USDA Crop Progress report.

AMS campaign under way in China

Macadamias The Australian Macadamia Society’s (AMS) campaign promoting the nut in China was launched today in Shanghai with another launch to follow on Thursday in Guangzhou.

Canada tightens grain and oilseed stocks forecasts

Canada’s grain and oilseed ending stocks are forecast to be slightly tighter than earlier thought, according to updated grain and oilseed supply and demand estimates from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada on Nov...

Hazelnut market stable despite low arrivals

Hazelnuts; nuts; DFN; Turkey; The Turkish hazelnut market has held stable today even though the volume of material arriving has continued to decline.

Indian sugar production ahead y-o-y

Crushing operations for the current 2015/16 are progressing at a faster pace than last year according to the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA).

US peanut harvest at high average progress despite rains

Peanuts US peanut harvesting is running substantially behind year-ago levels in a number of states but the average across the eight key producing states is only 1% down.

EU weather conditions for winter crops improve

A lack of rains in central and eastern Europe and well-above average temperatures in many EU countries over the past few weeks is proving to be beneficial for the sowing and development of winter crops

Singles’ Day nut sales smash China records

China’s largest e-commerce website selling nuts,, sold CNY266.0 million (USD41.59 million) worth of products during the 24-hour consumer ...

Baltic Dry Index hits record low

The Baltic Dry Index fell to its lowest levels ever last week, which should help improve the competitiveness of Canadian grain exporters.

AMS promotes to Japanese market

The Australian Macadamia Society (AMS) has been promoting the nut to Japanese consumers.

ICE US Review: Sugar supported by rain in Brazil

ICE SUGAR closed higher on Monday as rain in Brazil is expected to slow harvest, which is bullish. The sugar market is looking to a Brazilian crush re...

CBOT Review: Soybeans correct higher after early losses

SOYBEAN futures at the Chicago Board of Trade settled six to ten cents per bushel higher on Monday, correcting off of the six-and-a-half year lows hit...

ICE Canada Review: Canola down with spec selling

THE ICE Futures Canada canola market ended lower Monday on speculative selling.Weakness in European rapeseed futures and Malaysian palm oil contribute...

Slack demand drags Brazil nut prices lower

Brazil nut prices have been drifting downwards on lack of demand, international dealers have observed.

China DDGS imports down 29%; corn imports low

China imported 660,193 tonnes of distillers' dried grains (DDGS) in October, up 460% from a year ago, but fell 29% from September according to officia...

Ivorian cocoa arrivals seen at 441,000 tonnes

Cocoa arrivals at ports in top grower Ivory Coast reached around 441,000 tonnes by November 22 from the start of the season on October 1, exporters es...

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Western Canadian pring Wheat Bids Firm

Cash spring wheat bids across Western Canada generally saw some improvement during the week ended November 20, as basis levels saw some improvements at many loc...

EU sugar beet output suffers; may benefit from future GM seeds

EU and Ukrainian sugar supplies are set to fall significantly this year, as poor weather conditions and high stocks have adversely affected beet growers across ...

Sharp drop in UK planted area for rapeseed forecast

UK planted rapeseed area could fall by 14% in 2016, according to analysts at the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), while wheat area is expe...

Stronger demand for minor feed grains reflected in oats futures

Oats futures at the Chicago Board of Trade have been creeping higher, which a US-based analyst attributes to increasing demand for minor feed grains.

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Analysis: ginger buyers hesitant in uncertain market

New crops of dried ginger due to come through over the next few months will give international spice dealers a much better idea of the likely market direction o...

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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...

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Analysis: Argentine grains poised for post-election boom

A potential change in government this weekend could trigger a turnaround for the Argentine grains market leading to larger supplies and unlocking trade restrict...


World pimento output should be enough for demand

Global pimento crops appear to have been mostly normal this year – apart from in Jamaica – despite weather induced delays to harvesting in Mexico and earlier ex...

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Australians urged to increase nut intake

Research shows that Australian consumers are not eating enough nuts to fully benefit their health.


Fine weather bolsters Argentine raisin output

Raisin production for 2016 is estimated at normal levels of 32,000 tonnes, due to good weather conditions and a new USDA report gave a figure of 33,000 tonnes f...

Guar gum splash

Guar gum price direction is difficult to predict

India’s new crops of guar seed and gum are currently being harvested and sold in the market but the future direction of prices is difficult to gauge.