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    1. July 30, 2015

      July robusta coffee ‘squeeze’ takes traders by surprise

      A group of traders and coffee roasters stand to lose millions of dollars at the end of this week, as a rival dealer has...

    2. July 29, 2015

      Corn retreats after US weather brightens

      Improved weather and the impending harvest weighed on grains with corn giving up its past month’s gains and dropping to...

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    1. July 23, 2015

      Robusta coffee in biggest ‘squeeze’ in 3 years

      The robusta coffee market is witnessing the biggest so-called “squeeze” in more than three years, where a dominant...

    2. July 21, 2015

      US coffee trend bodes ill for growers

      The battle of the morning brews is on. Competition in the US coffee market has intensified amid growing pressure from...

    3. July 17, 2015

      Britons advised to halve sugar intake

      Britons should cut their sugar intake by more than half for the sake of their health, according to scientific advice...

    4. July 16, 2015

      Ivory Coast president’s stepson defends cocoa export role

      The stepson of the president of Ivory Coast has defended his role as the biggest domestic cocoa exporter in the world’s...

    5. July 12, 2015

      Ageing cocoa farmers pose risk for Ghana industry

      Her brow glistening with sweat after a morning of hard work on her land, 65-year-old cocoa farmer Felicia Mensah of...

    6. July 10, 2015

      Wine collectors need to ask more questions about authenticity

      Once a regular at Los Angeles’ most exclusive wine tastings, Rudy Kurniawan, 39, now resides in a Californian prison...

    7. July 9, 2015

      Ghana expects recovery in cocoa output to follow shortfall

      Cocoa output from Ghana could recover to 850,000-900,000 tonnes next season after the disastrous 2014-15 crop year,...

    8. July 9, 2015

      El Niño hits Asian and African cereal production

      Adverse weather conditions and the effect of El Niño is hitting key cereal production in Africa and Asia, although...

    9. July 6, 2015

      Ukraine set to become top corn exporter to China in first half

      Call it corn diplomacy. Ukraine is set to become China’s top supplier of corn in the first half of 2015 as both...

    10. July 3, 2015

      Monsanto’s Grant challenges Syngenta’s resistance to $45bn bid

      The head of US agribusiness company Monsanto, who is pursuing an unsolicited $45bn takeover of Syngenta, has challenged...

    11. July 2, 2015

      Commodity markets diverge as supply and demand come to the fore

      Divergence was the name of the game for commodities markets in the second quarter as gasoline and iron ore jumped but...

    12. July 1, 2015

      Meat eating set to drive growth in grain demand

      Livestock feed will drive demand for grains and other cereals in the next decade as human grain consumption and the use...

    13. June 30, 2015

      Rising cocoa prices eat into chocolate bars

      When Jean-Marc Anga stood before his peers last year, the head of the International Cocoa Organization had an ominous...

    14. June 29, 2015

      Greece and China weigh on commodities

      Commodities did not escape the market turmoil caused by Greece’s capital controls and a hefty drop in Chinese equities,...

    15. June 26, 2015

      Not as dear as you thought: Britons get an appetite for venison

      From the tables of top restaurants to the freezers of budget supermarkets, Britons are increasingly finding an appetite...

    16. June 26, 2015

      Wheat futures jump on weather worries

      Wheat rose more than 6 per cent to a six-month high with demand sparked by bad weather in leading growing regions and...

    17. June 25, 2015

      Rice market watching Indian monsoon

      Rice traders are on high alert as the Indian monsoon, which has had a strong start, looks to peter out in July, a...

    18. June 25, 2015

      Rain delays to US planting lift corn and soya prices

      Fields too wet to drive a tractor, corn stalks flattened by gusts, submerged silos: wild weather in the US Midwest has...

    19. June 24, 2015

      World’s kitchens braced for olive oil shock

      Foodies brace yourselves. The world is facing an oil shock — of the extra virgin olive sort. Prices of the high quality...

    20. June 18, 2015

      Middle East dairy demand rides on oil

      Rasmus Malmbak Kjeldsen may be an executive at a leading European dairy company, but he also keeps an eye on the oil...

    21. June 17, 2015

      US raw sugar turns from sweet to sour

      The sweet has gone sour. US raw sugar futures this week dropped to a fresh six-and-a-half-year low of 11.30 cents a...

    22. June 16, 2015

      El Niño’s Pacific typhoon link threatens energy and shipping

      A strong El Niño phenomenon this year is expected to increase the number of cyclones and typhoons in the Pacific and...

    23. June 15, 2015

      AstraZeneca and Shire deals provide lessons for Syngenta

      Is Syngenta going to do an AstraZeneca or a Shire? That is the question investors are asking themselves as the Swiss...

    24. June 11, 2015

      Markets set for Ghana cocoa scramble

      The cocoa market is braced for a period of volatility as the deadline for shipments of Ghanaian beans to Europe falls...

    25. June 10, 2015

      Break-up fees: pay not to play

      There are few contexts in which a $2bn can look shabby. Monsanto has found one. The US seed juggernaut is chasing...

    26. June 10, 2015

      Commodity markets braced for El Niño impact

      Farmers and commodity investors around the world are braced for weather disruptions affecting harvests and markets as...

    27. June 7, 2015

      Mars and oil groups warn EU commodity rules will hit consumers

      A visit to the petrol station for chocolate and fuel may become more expensive if proposed revisions to European...

    28. June 4, 2015

      Dairy price plunge highlights hedging handicap

      Global dairy prices have turned sour. Europe’s producers are feeling particular pain, with wholesale prices now below...

    29. June 2, 2015

      Cocoa prices rise after Ghana revises output lower

      Cocoa prices rallied after Ghana revised down its output forecasts to levels closer to analysts’ estimates, cutting its...

    30. May 28, 2015

      India’s economy drives demand for phosphate fertiliser

      Phosagro, the world’s third-largest producer of phosphate fertilisers, has signed a three-year supply contract with...

    31. May 27, 2015

      World’s hungry falls by fifth in 25 years

      The number of hungry people in the world has dropped more than 20 per cent from a quarter of a century ago despite...

    32. May 26, 2015

      Japanese youth turns its back on fish

      Japan may have brought sushi and sashimi to the world’s dining tables, but its younger consumers are turning their...

    33. May 21, 2015

      Commodity inflows fizzle after strong start in first quarter

      Enthusiasm for commodities has fizzled following a strong first quarter, as investors started to liquidate their...

    34. May 21, 2015

      Ghana cocoa delays spark fears over country’s reliability

      Chocolate lovers beware. Delays of shipments from Ghana, the world’s second-largest cocoa grower, have stoked concerns...

    35. May 20, 2015

      Technology helps feed a hungry world

      Until recently, data analytics, apps, web-enabled sensors and robotics had little to do with the world of soil,...

    36. May 20, 2015

      Chinese companies accused of west Africa fish pillage

      Chinese fishing companies are engaged in systematic pillaging of west African fisheries on a huge scale, according to a...

    37. May 19, 2015

      Cocoa hits 7-month high on Ghana worries

      Cocoa hit a seven-month high backed by continuing worries about production in Ghana and the potential weather effects...

    38. May 14, 2015

      US fears over China clampdown on sorghum

      The surging US sorghum trade with China could face a clampdown from authorities in Beijing, who are trying to reduce...

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