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    1. August 25, 2016

      Monsanto steps up India cotton seed dispute

      Monsanto, the US chemicals groups that revolutionised Indian cotton farming, said it had scrapped plans to launch a new...

    2. August 18, 2016

      Russia set to be biggest wheat exporter for first time

      Russia is about to become the world’s biggest wheat exporter for the first time. The country is forecast to overtake...

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    1. August 17, 2016

      Palm oil buyers refuse to mend IOI ties as supply squeeze goes on

      Buyers of sustainable palm oil are still struggling with a squeeze in supplies despite the return to the market of IOI...

    2. August 12, 2016

      US farms set to provide record corn and soyabean harvests

      Surveyors who visited farm fields this month have kicked dirt off their shoes and reached a striking conclusion: the US...

    3. August 11, 2016

      Commodities: The milk industry cowed

      It is calving season in Waikato, New Zealand’s biggest dairy region, and Nicola Kloeten, a farmer, is delivering a new...

    4. August 11, 2016

      Tumbling food prices could drive ‘collapse’ in EM inflation

      Intrepid investors may once again be heading back to emerging markets in the increasingly desperate hunt for yield, but...

    5. August 11, 2016

      Brazil set to welcome GM corn imports from the US

      Brazil, which is struggling with a severe corn shortage, is preparing to open the door to genetically modified corn...

    6. August 10, 2016

      Cashew consumers face supply crunch

      Nut lovers are facing a supply crunch on their favourite bar snacks. First it was soaring peanut prices, now cashew...

    7. August 4, 2016

      Food prices fall for first time in 6 months

      Food prices fell for the first time in six months during July after a sharp decline in grain markets more than offset...

    8. August 3, 2016

      US to retake centre stage in world grain markets

      After several years of being overshadowed by rising grain exporting rivals, the US is set for a comeback. The country’s...

    9. August 1, 2016

      Hopes for high quality wheat demand support price

      Hopes of an increase in demand for high quality wheat is supporting the price of the grain despite forecasts for a...

    10. July 27, 2016

      Craft beer boom sends US to top of global hop charts

      The craft beer boom has catapulted the US to the top of the pile of the world’s hop growers for the first time in...

    11. July 27, 2016

      Potash: what’s next for one of the world’s major fertilisers

      It was as if the potash industry breathed a collective sigh of relief. BPC, the trading arm of Belaruskali, announced...

    12. July 22, 2016

      Is Wilmar’s second-quarter loss a harbinger for the sector?

      Wilmar International’s profit warning announced this week has taken investors by surprise. The Singapore-listed...

    13. July 21, 2016

      UK’s wheat industry enjoys Brexit glow

      Tim Capey, chief operating officer at the Grain Terminal in Ipswich, a leading UK grain port north east of London, has...

    14. July 14, 2016

      China ends nerves over annual potash contract

      China has signed a long-awaited annual contract for the fertiliser potash with BPC, the export arm of Belaruskali, at a...

    15. July 13, 2016

      Cotton soars on speculative buying

      Cotton markets have soared reflecting a burst of speculative buying sparked by concerns about smaller stockpiles. ICE...

    16. July 13, 2016

      Potash producers’ long wait for China hangs over market

      “Good things happen to those who wait” goes the saying, but leading members of the potash sector are hoping it comes...

    17. July 13, 2016

      Tanzania’s farming blighted by lack of modern infrastructure

      When Julius Nyerere wrote the Arusha Declaration, the 1967 statement in which he laid out the principles of African...

    18. July 12, 2016

      Palm oil price sinks to a 10-month low

      Palm oil fell to a 10-month low on Tuesday, knocked by a larger than expected decline in Malaysian exports and growing...

    19. July 11, 2016

      World grain glut set to enter fourth year

      DE Bondurant Grain Co’s silos have for decades stored wheat, corn and milo grown by farmers in western Kansas. But the...

    20. July 8, 2016

      Cocoa surge set to hit UK chocolate lovers

      UK chocolate lovers are facing the prospect of their favourite confectionery becoming more expensive as the price for...

    21. July 7, 2016

      Global fish trade faces Brexit impact, says UN

      Brexit is likely to cast a shadow over the global trade in fish in 2016, as the fall in the pound depresses the UK’s...

    22. July 6, 2016

      Prospect of bumper US harvest hurts grain bulls

      Grain bulls continued their retreat after much-needed rainfall in the US Midwest increased prospects of a bumper corn...

    23. June 22, 2016

      The corn shortage that Brazil really can’t afford

      As Brazil staggers from one political crisis to another, a severe corn shortage is threatening its agricultural sector,...

    24. June 21, 2016

      Milder La Niña forecast for commodity markets

      The La Niña weather phenomenon forecast to develop later this year will not be as strong as that of 2010-12 when severe...

    25. June 16, 2016

      Commodities stage broad retreat on economic worries

      Global economic growth fears gripped commodity investors on Thursday, depressing oil, industrial metals and grain...

    26. June 16, 2016

      Consumers face roasting from rising peanut prices

      European peanut fans face a potential roasting by the end of the year as a shortage of groundnut hits global markets....

    27. June 13, 2016

      Bullish gold and agricultural bets rise as oil wavers

      Investors’ appetite for gold and agricultural commodities helped lift overall bets on rising commodity prices by 20 per...

    28. June 12, 2016

      Cargill and Bunge refuse to cut ties with palm oil trader

      Cargill and Bunge, two of the world’s largest agricultural commodity traders, are refusing to cut ties with a leading...

    29. June 7, 2016

      Brexit fears fray nerves of cocoa traders

      Can Brexit make a difference to the price of your bar of chocolate? Ask the cocoa traders who are on tenterhooks ahead...

    30. June 6, 2016

      Meat sector’s appetite sparks scramble for soya meal

      The market for soya meal is flashing signs of tight supply, helping propel commodities markets higher and boosting...

    31. June 6, 2016

      Hops harvest forecast to set a 7-year high

      Craft beer lovers can relax. This year’s harvest for hops, a vital source for flavour and aroma in beers, is forecast...

    32. June 2, 2016

      Perks of gourmet coffee boom elude growers

      When Jeremy Torz and Steven Macatonia set up Union Hand-Roasted Coffee, high quality bean roasters in the UK 15 years...

    33. June 1, 2016

      Can sugar extend its rally?

      The best performing commodity over the past 12 months is raw sugar, up more than 40 per cent. That is a sweet return...

    34. May 29, 2016

      Toxic algae drive up insurance costs for Chile’s salmon farms

      The Chilean salmon industry is set to be snared by leaping insurance premiums after toxic tides from a severe algae...

    35. May 26, 2016

      China plans sale of corn stocks

      China’s state grains reserves body will auction about 2m tonnes of old corn stocks and 200,000 tonnes of rice on Friday...

    36. May 26, 2016

      Palm oil battle spreads beyond ethical investors

      For years, concerns surrounding the palm oil sector’s environmental impact failed to reach beyond a limited group of...

    37. May 19, 2016

      Brazilian drought may perk up your instant coffee

      Any coffee drinker knows that there are many varieties of beans from around the world. But on the commodity futures...

    38. May 17, 2016

      Grains and oilseeds trade hits record volumes in 2014-15

      At grain terminals from Durban to Dalian, the world’s main ports have been busy as growing consumption from rising...

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