Japan and Vietnam have agreed to abolish existing tariffs on canola oil imports within five years under a landmark Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement reached last week between 12 countries.

Indian cardamom arrivals remain favourable

Indian cardamom arrivals have continued to be good in recent weeks according to a recent report.

Key US tree nut markets facing challenging times

The US has a difficult year ahead for its pistachio, walnut and almond market, Primex International Trading Corporation observed at Anuga.

Weekly Canadian canola crush hits new record

Processors in Western Canada crushed more canola in a single week than ever before, according to the latest data from the Canadian Oilseed Processors Association (COPA).

Buyers cautious on covering US pistachios

Most buyers of US pistachios are taking a very cautious approach and only covering on a short term basis, Chuck Nichols, president of Nichols Farms, said on Sunday.

Tanzanian coffee values higher

The average prices of top Tanzanian arabica coffee grade rose at auction last week, tracking higher New York markets as demand increased, the Tanzania Coffee Board (TCB) regulator said on Monday.The East Africa...

USDA increases US sugar supply outlook for 2015/16

Stack of sugarcane The US saw its outlook for domestic sugar supplies raised amid higher-than-expected beet sugar production, larger imports and hoarding by market players, in the USDA’s latest forecast.

France boosts estimate for record wheat crop even further

The French agriculture ministry has further increased its forecast for soft wheat production this year to a record high 41 million tonnes but expects corn output to fall to a nine-year low.

CBOT Review: Soybeans up on reduced estimates from USDA

SOYBEAN futures at the Chicago Board of Trade closed higher despite new data surpassing analyst expectations. The USDA’s monthly supply and demand rep...

Canada Review: Canola down, but well off session lows

CANOLA contracts traded on the ICE Futures Canada platform settled with small losses in most months on Friday, but were well off their session lows as...

ICE US Review: Coffee gains as farmers hang onto supplies

ICE coffee futures ended higher Friday, as new forecasts called for dry weather in Brazil’s major coffee-growing regions. Some areas within the state ...

WASDE: World wheat supplies keep growing

Global wheat production witnessed further increases with upgrades for Australia, Canada and the EU, while the US saw the sharpest decline according to...

Market Report: Indonesian demand drives up rice export prices

Recent buying interest from Indonesia has led to a mini-recovery for both Vietnamese and Thai prices, as the country plans to import 1.5 million tonne...

Market report: Cocoa prices collapse to 6-week low

Cocoa prices have fallen sharply over the last couple of weeks, compounded by strong supply and negative macroeconomic factors.

Cameroonian cocoa shipments up nearly a third

Cameroon's cocoa exports rose over 31% to 28,286 tonnes in September since the start of the cocoa season in August, up from 21,516 tonnes during the s...

Turkish sultana exports falling well behind year-ago levels

Turkish sultana exports have started the new season substantially behind the levels of a year ago.

Hazelnut market changes direction

The Turkish hazelnut market has shown some changes today, a UK trader observed in a report.

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Saskatchewan harvest bogged down by wet weather

Up to two inches of rain fell in certain spots of Saskatchewan last week delaying the conclusion of the harvest for many producers, according to the province’s ...

Brazil cane crush reaches 40.5 million tonnes

Brazil's main centre-south cane belt crushed 40.47 million tonnes in the second half of September, recovering from slower harvesting at the start of the month, ...

Palm oil crops to see 'sizeable' increase

Crude palm oil should record sizeable increases in production over the next three to five years as new plantings reach maturity, but not before a short-term dec...

Weekly Review: Coffee tumbles near 2-year low

Coffee contracts on the ICE Futures US platform fell to their weakest levels in nearly two years during the week ended September 16, but did manage to uncover s...

Cashew analysis: economic uncertainty compounds the challenges

It has always been very tricky trying to predict the likely future price trends in the international cashew market.

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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...

Denmark: Government promising changes to help struggling farmers

The Danish government has promised to overhaul fertiliser legislation and provide more financial assistance to farmers in the country, many of whom continue to ...

Indian sesame seed prices expected to decline further

Indian sesame seed prices could show further declines over the company weeks, according to an assessment by Indian spices manufacturer and exporter Virdhara Int...

Hazelnut prices higher in market of limited availability

Turkish hazelnut prices have risen over the course of this week in a market of very limited deliveries.

El Niño fears add to bullish tone in banana chips

Concerns over a likely El Niño event are heightening in the Philippines, QFN Trading & Agency said in a recent report.

Good supply takes the heat out of coriander oil prices

A good harvest of coriander seeds has brought much-need relief in the pricing level of freshly distilled coriander oil, UK trader Larchfield observed in a repor...