US almond shipments gain momentum in January

Almonds; DFN; nuts;

US almond shipments recorded a strong January with overall volumes for the month 12% up from those of a year ago, led by exports, which offset a year-on-year decline in domestic sales.

Egypt closes wheat deal amidst quality confusion

Grain elevator Egypt's state grain buyer, the General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC), has secured 60,000 tonnes of Romanian wheat, it announced on Friday (February 12).

US soybean crush down by 4.5%

The crushing pace at US soybean processors during January likely fell 4.5% from a year earlier, analysts said, due to weak profit margins and poor demand from both the domestic and export sectors.Analysts were ...

Asian holidays subdue pepper market

Pepper; IPC; spices; The global pepper market was quiet in the week to February 12, the Jakarta-based International Pepper Community (IPC) said in its latest Weekly Prices Bulletin.

Canada invests in boosting canola yields

Boosting average canola yields is the goal over the next decade, as the Canadian government and a number of provincial grower organizations have joined forces to fund new research.

Hazelnut market reverts to lack of offers mode

Hazelnuts; DFN; nuts; One UK trader noted in a report that both farmers and manaves (middlemen) are absent following demonstrations, against falling prices, earlier in the week organised by farmers’ unions.

EU soft wheat exports lower week-on-week

The EU awarded 589,000 tonnes of soft wheat export licences in the week ended February 9, down from 786,000 tonnes in the previous seven days.

South American prune crops mired by poor weather

Prunes; dried fruit; DFN; El Nino; A few weeks ago the prune crops in Chile and Argentina were looking quite reasonable but this has now changed, QFN Trading & Agency warned in a market report today.

Strong demand perks up Canadian barley prices

Lethbridge feed barley prices have strengthened on bargain buying, according to one market watcher, while demand for feed wheat is steady at best.

Link between honey bees and almond bloom is crucial

Honey bees are a vital element in the progress of the California almond bloom over the coming weeks, the Almond Board of California (ABC) noted in an ...

US wheat futures scraping the bottom?

A general downtrend in the US wheat futures remains in place, with all three markets hitting fresh contract lows over the past week. However, there ma...

Guar gum has limited further downward potential

It has been suggested that the guar gum market has bottomed out and Mayfair Commodities feels that this could be the case.

ICE US Review: Sugar settles lower amid steady exports

ICE sugar futures settled lower Thursday as large supplies continued to trickle out of Brazil.There are ideas the next sugar harvest could start earli...

CBOT Review: Soybeans stronger with export numbers

SOYBEAN futures at the Chicago Board of Trade closed higher on Thursday as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released export data for...

ICE Canada Review: Canola up sharply with beans, weak CAD

CANOLA contracts traded on the ICE Futures Canada platform posted solid gains on Thursday, seeing some follow-through buying interest as the market co...

Market Report: Barley slips amidst quiet market

Pressures stemming from ongoing harvests in the southern hemisphere and favourable prospects for northern hemisphere 2016 crops have continued to weig...

Weekly Review: Corn and soy still weighed by mounting stocks

Corn and soybeans at the Chicago Board of Trade are stuck in a rut as fresh data revealed high supplies of both commodities.

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Russia to impose temporary halt on US corn and soy imports

Russia has confirmed its decision to temporarily stop shipments of US origin soy and corn from entering the country, according to an announcement by Federal Ser...

Brazil sugar output jumps in late January

Late season sugar output from Brazil's main centre-south cane belt jumped unexpectedly to 97,000 tonnes in the second half of January, after dropping to 29,000 ...

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 Phytosan...

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...

Almond blossom; almonds; DFN; nuts; Blue Diamond Almonds;

Warm weather assists almond bloom in California

California’s almond bloom has benefited from warm weather in each of the main growing regions, a report from Blue Diamond Almonds Ingredients Division observed....

Raisins; DFN; nuts; vine fruits; Dried Fruit report;

Early Easter helps spur demand for vine fruits

This year Easter falls earlier, so importers have reported an early increase in sales of all types of vine fruits.

Honey; Exotics; Chinese honey exports;

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.