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 tonnes of rice.

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.

Weekly Review: Canola on the brink of a rebound?

ICE Futures Canada canola futures tried and failed to break higher on numerous occasions over the past two weeks, but could be poised to finally see a bounce, according to a market analyst.

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.

AMIS predicts record global wheat crop in 2015

Global wheat production will reach a new record high in 2015/16, according the G20-backed Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS), due to month-on-month increases in EU, Chinese and Kazakhstan output.

Baobab Foods opens facility for superfruit snacks

Baobab Foods, US-based creator of nutrient-dense superfood products, has opened a new factory in Washington, Missouri.

Global food prices stabilise in September following decline

Agricultural commodities are going through a period of “lower and less volatile prices” with month-on-month prices for September slightly up, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said.

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 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 shor...

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-...

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 dr...

Australia gets US sugar allocation boost

Australia will be allowed to export an additional 65,000 tonnes of sugar per year to the US under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal agreed on O...

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.

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...

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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 consultancy AgRur...

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...

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.

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...