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

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 decline in output growth, leading industry analyst Ja...

Ukraine to cap exports of wheat, corn

Ukrainian wheat exports will not exceed 16.5 million tonnes in the current 2015/16 marketing year, according to reports outlining an agreement between the country’s agriculture ministry and traders.

Indian tea production falls in August

India produced nearly 7% less tea in August compared with the same month last year due to lower output in the top producing state of Assam, the state-run Tea Board said.

Canadian oat prices remain under pressure

Oat prices continue having trouble breaking through key-resistance figures as the harvest winds down across the Canadian Prairies.

Pistachio sales lagging despite August exports rise

US pistachio shipments remain substantially behind year-ago levels despite an upturn in export volumes sold this August.

Cold weather on the way for FSU

Light showers occurred across eastern portions of Central Region and Volga Valley yesterday, and additional light showers are expected today before dry weather returns for at least the next week.

Manitoba’s edible bean harvest wraps up

Manitoba’s edible bean harvest is done, but markets are sitting little-traded and offering low prices to producers, according to market analysts.

CBOT Review: Soybeans higher with lower greenback

SOYBEAN futures at the Chicago Board of Trade closed higher on Tuesday, supported by weakness in the US dollar. A lower dollar is supportive to commod...

ICE US Review: Coffee ekes out minor gains

ICE coffee futures inched upwards Tuesday, as a new report surfaced indicating world coffee exports remain almost 3 percent behind last year’s pace.Ac...

Canada Review: Solid demand boosts canola

CANOLA contracts traded on the ICE Futures Canada platform were stronger on Tuesday, boosted by good end user demand and speculative buying interest.H...

US peanut harvest still marginally ahead overall

US peanut harvesting remains slightly ahead of year-ago levels and a high portion of the crop is rated as in good condition.

Argentina: What will the presidential candidates do for agriculture?

As the Argentine presidential election approaches, what will be the likely impact come October 25 on the country’s agricultural sector?

Brazilian soy sales going strong

Brazilian soybean producers have sold 37% of the new crop that is still being planted, sharply up from 13% seen at this time last year, grains consult...

China set for increase in walnut output

China looks set to achieve a reasonable upturn in walnut output in 2015/16, the USDA said in a recent report.

US corn harvest still lagging five-year average

The US corn crop remains behind the five-year average while soybeans are still ahead, according to the USDA's Crop Progress report.

US raisin shipments show fall from year-ago levels

US total raisin shipments were 24% behind for the first month of the 2015/16 season, figures from the Raisin Administrative Committee (RAC) show.

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Canadian canola comes in at low end of expectations

Despite an upward revision of nearly a million tonnes in the most recent Statistics Canada report, most analysts expect canola production numbers will keep on c...

Brazil sugar exports drop in September

Sugar exports out for the world’s largest exporter saw a year-on year drop in September, according to trade ministry data.

French analyst forecasts small rise in EU rapeseed area

French analyst Strategie Grains expects the area sown to rapeseed in the EU to rise slightly, thanks to better price margins than those for soft wheat at sowing...

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...

Italy: Olive oil exports fall due to lower crop

Sales of one of Italy’s flagship agricultural exports, olive oil, fell during the first five months of 2015 as the industry felt the effects of a bad crop, dise...

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...

Eastern European walnut offers higher than US

First offers on new crop eastern European walnuts have been more expensive than US product, QFN Trading & Agency observed in a report on October 5.

China seen increasing raisin production

China is expected to boost its raisin output 5% in 2015/16 (August-July) to 190,000 tonnes, the USDA 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...