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

Lower Canadian grain output yields faster railway deliveries

Rail cars A year ago Western Canadian short line railways were struggling to meet commitments, but this year’s smaller grain production has reduced the stress on rail transporters.

EU olive production to increase 30% from last year

The EU olive harvest will rebound by 30% year-on-year after last year’s was one of the worst in memory having been hit by unfavourable weather conditions in key producers.

Canadian pulse production outlook moderately increased

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada raised pulse production expectations slightly in its latest supply and demand report , while lowering their ending stocks forecast for 2015/16.

Australians urged to increase nut intake

Nuts in pots; DFN; Research shows that Australian consumers are not eating enough nuts to fully benefit their health.

ICE US Review: Sugar weaker as Unica releases data

ICE SUGAR closed lower on Tuesday as a Brazilian sugarcane group released crush and production data. Brazil’s sugar production hit 1.2 million tonnes in the first half of November, Unica said on Tuesday, which ...

CBOT Review: Soybeans edge down at the close

SOYBEAN futures at the Chicago Board of Trade were steady to slightly lower at Tuesday’s close, with relatively favourable South American weather conditions behind some of the eventual weakness.The prospect of ...

ICE Canada Review: Canola strengthens behind soyoil

ICE Futures Canada canola market finished higher Tuesday following CBOT soyoil on the path of least resistance.

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).

AMS campaign under way in China

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

Hazelnut market stable despite low arrivals

The Turkish hazelnut market has held stable today even though the volume of material arriving has continued to decline.

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 d...

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.

US peanut harvest at high average progress despite rains

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 on...

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 benefi...

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.

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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...

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 estimated on...

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...

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 official customs ...

Dried ginger in a pile

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...

Biotech plant culture

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...


AMS promotes to Japanese market

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


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.