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    1. 10 hours ago

      Commodity trading chiefs upbeat at FT Lausanne conference

      After a period of weakness in commodity markets, some of the world’s biggest traders gathered on the shores of Lake Geneva...

    2. April 23, 2015

      Olam hit at almond ‘villain’ claim over water use

      Disagreement has broken out between leading agribusiness chiefs over the cultivation of almonds in drought-stricken...

    1. April 22, 2015

      Studies strengthen insecticide link to bee population decline

      Two studies have added powerful scientific evidence to the view that agricultural pesticides are contributing to a decline...

    2. April 22, 2015

      Olam chief calls for carbon pricing in order to control emissions

      The chief executive of Olam, one of the world’s biggest traders of agricultural commodities, has called for carbon pricing...

    3. April 21, 2015

      California faces ‘almonds v people’ dilemma

      California needs to reconsider whether it is the best place for almonds to be grown in the face of the state’s water crisis,...

    4. April 20, 2015

      Sustainability in commodities accrues momentum

      Ensuring the metals in your mobile phone are not perpetuating conflict; knowing your coffee is not destroying the ecosystem;...

    5. April 8, 2015

      Argentine soyabean ‘stocks bubble’ set to burst

      Argentina’s soyabean “stocks bubble” is about to burst as the country’s farmers are set to sell their crops to support their...

    6. April 7, 2015

      Sorghum and barley become grain crops du jour

      Sorghum and barley have become the crops du jour for US grains farmers thanks to surging demand from China. Those who had...

    7. April 5, 2015

      FAO makes 15% upward revision of China corn stocks

      Concerns that China’s import needs for corn may have been vastly overestimated have been reinforced after the country’s...

    8. March 31, 2015

      Corn dips after surprise on US inventories

      Grain markets diverged after the US government indicated that corn supplies would remain ample for months to come,...

    9. March 30, 2015

      Higher-than-expected trading for new CME cocoa contract

      CME Group’s new euro cocoa contract saw higher-than-expected trading as two euro-based physically settled contracts were...

    10. March 30, 2015

      Weak Brazilian real drags down coffee and sugar

      What links a Latin American political bribery scandal to a cheaper cup of coffee? The answer is the Brazilian real, which...

    11. March 26, 2015

      Global grain trade hits all-time high

      The global grain trade rose to an all-time high last year thanks to international buying of barley and sorghum, according to...

    12. March 26, 2015

      Margarita Louis-Dreyfus strengthens grip on food trader with ‘supermajority’

      Margarita Louis-Dreyfus is strengthening her grip on the holding company that controls Louis Dreyfus Commodities, one of the...

    13. March 24, 2015

      Belaruskali shakes up potash sector

      The potash industry, which has attracted investments from leading miners such as BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto, is being shaken...

    14. March 23, 2015

      CME and ICE to go head to head with new cocoa contracts

      Let the cocoa wars begin. On March 30, rival exchanges — the CME Group and Intercontinental Exchange — will go head to head...

    15. March 19, 2015

      Greek woes trigger meat consumption slump

      Greece saw the largest fall in meat consumption globally in 2014 as the recession hit disposable incomes amid rising prices...

    16. March 17, 2015

      Young Americans turn to tea

      If the US television sitcom Friends were to be remade today, the characters sitting in the Central Perk café would be...

    17. March 6, 2015

      Chocolate lovers face a stark choice

      Bad news for chocolate lovers. Pay more for your chocolate or risk watching your favourite product disappear from the...

    18. March 5, 2015

      China to build grain stocks and cut coal use

      China plans to continue stockpiling grain, edible oil and other commodities but will reduce its consumption of coal as it...

    19. March 4, 2015

      Time in the sun for Glencore’s agribusiness

      It was agriculture’s time in the sun at Glencore on Tuesday after the trading house revealed earnings at its grain and...

    20. February 26, 2015

      USDA slashes China corn import forecast

      The perils of forecasting the Chinese agricultural market came to the fore earlier this month when the US Department of...

    21. February 26, 2015

      Noble blames Iceberg Research attack on disgruntled ex-employee

      Noble Group believes a “disgruntled” ex-employee is behind the unknown research group that has accused the commodities...

    22. February 25, 2015

      US port gridlock adds to almond pressures

      Almond shipments in California fell by almost a third in January, as a prolonged labour dispute at the ports in the US west...

    23. February 20, 2015

      Coffee prices slide as Brazilian rainfall worries recede

      Coffee prices fell more than 8 per cent on the week as worries about a large shortfall in high-quality arabica beans receded...

    24. February 19, 2015

      Traders wary of more coffee price falls

      The most recent data from the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission showed speculators in the week ending February 10...

    25. February 18, 2015

      UK farmland returns more than Mayfair

      In the fertile fens of north Cambridgeshire lies the 560-acre Rummers Farm where potatoes, sugar beet, cereals and oil seed...

    26. February 12, 2015

      Commodity prices go back to basics

      Commodity markets are going back to basics. Instead of moving up (or down) in lockstep with each other, and with other...

    27. February 11, 2015

      Mixed fortunes for cocoa create uncertainty

      Reports of plentiful rains in Ghana, which is favourable for cocoa production, following a sharp fall in the country’s...

    28. February 4, 2015

      Colombia’s coffee production returns to pre-crisis levels

      Good news for lovers of Colombian coffee. There are plenty of beans coming out of the Latin American country after a strong...

    29. February 3, 2015

      China’s high agricultural stockpiles complicate reform efforts

      Chinese stockpiles of agricultural commodities have hit historically high levels, according to the country’s most senior...

    30. February 3, 2015

      Sugar overcapacity dominates bitter sweet debate in Dubai

      As sugar manufacturing, refining and trading executives gathered for this year’s Platts Kingsman Dubai Sugar Conference, the...

    31. January 30, 2015

      Bulk commodity shipping rates fall sharply

      The Baltic Dry index has slumped to its lowest level in almost three decades, hit hard by falling commodity prices and glut...

    32. January 27, 2015

      CME to launch two cocoa contracts in challenge to ICE

      The battle over cocoa intensified on Tuesday when the CME Group announced it would launch two new contracts, challenging the...

    33. January 27, 2015

      Chocolate trade seeks boost as prices fall

      Can the Easter bunny turn the chocolate tide? Compared with the bullish tone of the past two years, supported by strong...

    34. January 26, 2015

      Marubeni halves profit forecast on $1bn writedown

      Japan’s Marubeni has halved its annual profit forecast due to writedowns totalling $1bn, as a slump in oil and copper prices...

    35. January 22, 2015

      Cargill joint venture positioned to beat sugar market blues

      The sugar market has been a tough place for the past five years. Prices have been on a downward trajectory, more than...

    36. January 21, 2015

      The price-supply disconnect

      The commodities cycle is all about supply and demand responding to prices. To put it very simply, as prices rise companies...

    37. January 20, 2015

      Soyabean glut adds to deflation fears

      It is not just falling energy costs that are helping suppress headline inflation rates. Many “soft” commodity prices also...

    38. January 20, 2015

      Lower fracking demand hits Guar bean farmers

      What do bean farmers in India’s Rajasthan and US sand miners in Wisconsin have in common? They have been the beneficiaries...

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