Malaysian palm oil stocks decline again

Malaysia's palm oil stocks at the end of January fell 12.4% to 2.31 million tonnes from 2.63 million tonnes at the end of December, industry regulator Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) said on Wednesday.Exports fell 13.8% to 1.28 million tonnes in January.Partic...

ICE Canada Review: Canola corrects higher

CANOLA contracts traded on the ICE Futures Canada platform contracts moved higher on Wednesday, seeing a modest correction after Tuesday’s break below chart support.Weakness in the Canadian dollar and advances ...

ICE US Review: Cocoa continues to march lower

ICE cocoa futures drifted lower Wednesday on speculative trading. There are ideas damage to the cocoa crop in West Africa, caused by dry winds, might not be as bad as initially thought. At one point the March c...

CBOT Review: Soybeans pressured by South American weather

SOYBEAN futures at the Chicago Board of Trade closed lower on Wednesday as favourable weather in South America weighed on prices.The region is expected to see favourable weather for production and harvest, whic...

South Africa sees 9% rise in macadamia exports

Macadamia; DFN; nuts; The country sold a total of 30,792 tonnes overseas in 2015 compared with 28,226 tonnes in the previous 12 month period.

Bunge challenges Egypt over rejected French wheat cargo

Bunge has launched legal proceedings against Egypt's state grain buyer over a rejected cargo of French wheat, highlighting uncertainty among suppliers who are already charging a risk premium to the world's larg...

Russia set to confirm ban on import of US corn and soy

Russia will suspend the shipment of soybeans and corn from the US as of February 15, according to an official at the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor).

French winter wheat area held at 80-year high

France's farm ministry on Wednesday (February 10) left almost unchanged its estimate of the area sown with winter soft wheat for the 2016 harvest, estimating the biggest planted area in 80 years.

Cashew market looks to be mostly subdued

Most interested parties have contracted their needs before the start of the Tet Festival in Vietnam, Aldebaran Commodities said in a report today.

Desiccated coconut prices moving higher

Desiccated coconut prices are continuing to be impacted by upward pressure on coconut oil as low crops are affecting supply in the Philippines, UK tra...

Hazelnut prices hold stable despite lack of supply

One UK trader said in a report today: “Prices in Turkish lira terms are nominally unchanged at TRY20.5 (USD3.11) but with very limited supply at the l...

Research says cashews contain good nutrients

The results showed that cashews are relatively high in fat, but most of that fat (80%) is unsaturated.  In addition, it was concluded that cashews are...

WASDE: US wheat exports hit lowest for over 40 years

US wheat exports for 2015/16 were downgraded to 21 million tonnes, its lowest since the 1971/72 season, according to the USDA, leading to the largest ...

China sells more honey overseas in 2015

China recorded an 11.5% boost in its exports of honey last year and the UK played a key role in the overall increase.

Researchers urge continued use of chlorpyrifos against almond pests

A new study in the US has found that there is no viable alternative to the pesticide chlorpyrifos in combating two key almond pests.

ADM to acquire Tate & Lyle Moroccan corn mill

Archer Daniels Midland, the US agribusiness group, said it would buy a corn wet mill in Morocco from Tate & Lyle in the latest effort to boost its foo...

Customs Union to raise raw sugar import duty

The raw sugar import duty charged by the customs union comprising Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus will rise to USD240 a tonne in March 2016 from USD203...

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Canadian spring wheat bids slide lower

Cash spring wheat bids across Western Canada moved lower during the week ended February 5, as the firmer Canadian dollar and losses in US wheat futures weighed ...

Ivorian cocoa trees damaged

More dry and hot weather last week in most of Ivory Coast's main cocoa regions damaged cocoa trees, young flowers and small pods, threatening to delay and reduc...

Brazil soy crop more than half sold

Brazil's 2015/16 soybean crop is 51% sold, analyst Safras & Mercado said on Friday, well above the five-year average 44% sold for this time of year.A year a...

Feed barley market steady, gains expected in spring

The feed barley market is holding relatively steady in Alberta early in the New Year, but advances are expected looking ahead to the spring.

Dried garlic; spices;

Analysis: Garlic prices continue to climb on lower supply

Chinese dried garlic prices have surged sharply in recent months and further upturns look inevitable on dwindling stocks following reduced output last year.

CBOT Review: Soy lower with export data on last day of 2015

SOYBEAN futures at the Chicago Board of Trade closed weaker on Thursday as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its weekly export report,...

Ukraine may benefit from Russian ban on Turkish food

Russian trade measures against Turkey may give Ukraine a chance to regain its position in the Turkish food market, analyst UkrAgroConsult said on Tuesday (Decem...

Indian spice exports set to cross USD2.5 billion mark

Indian spices, which have been going through a prolonged purple patch in recent years, have maintained their strong growth pattern in exports during the ongoing...

Various in-shell nuts; DFN; nuts;

Foreign brands lead Chinese New Year online nut sales

The US was the top origin of all imported consumer goods sold prior to Chinese New Year on Alibaba’s e-commerce platforms – with Costco’s Kirkland Signature ran...

DFN; Catz dried fruit report;

DFN spot markets active but long term hesitant

January 2016 proved to be quite active for spot demand in various dried fruits and nuts, Catz International observed in a report today.

Guar gum; exotics; minors;

Guar gum market holding stable range

The guar gum market has remained stable over the last month or so and prices are range bound, UK trader Mayfair Commodities said in its latest report on the sec...