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    1. 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,...

    2. 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....

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. May 30, 2016

      Germany promises €100m emergency package for dairy farmers

      The German government has promised an emergency package of at least €100m for the country’s dairy farmers who have been...

    5. May 27, 2016

      Agribusiness: Swarm of controversy

      The reaction was immediate. As soon as Bayer launched its $62bn bid for Monsanto on Monday, environmental protesters...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. May 24, 2016

      Q&A: Mega-mergers and genetically modified crops in the UK

      Britain’s Royal Society has launched a new guide to genetically modified plants, which makes a plea for GM crops to be...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. May 10, 2016

      Indian farmers battle water crisis

      Shivanand Baswantpati’s pomegranate trees, once a steady source of income, lie withered and prone across his rocky...

    12. May 8, 2016

      Glanbia CEO Siobhán Talbot is Ireland’s most senior businesswoman

      Siobhán Talbot is used to handling the unexpected in her personal as well as her professional life. The head of...

    13. May 5, 2016

      Chile’s salmon sector hit by toxic algae bloom

      It has been a torrid time for the Chilean salmon industry. After a challenging 2015 where it faced low prices in...

    14. April 29, 2016

      Doorstep milk deliveries still gotta lotta bottle

      After 20 years of souring sales, the old-fashioned milk bottle is clinking its way on to the doorsteps of east London’s...

    15. April 28, 2016

      Brazil’s political turmoil hangs over agricultural markets

      Corruption, conspiracy accusations and an impeachment battle — the turmoil surrounding Brazilian politics has not been...

    16. April 21, 2016

      Are the sweet days over for orange juice?

      In the 1983 Hollywood classic Trading Places starring Eddie Murphy, villainous commodity speculators, the Duke...

    17. April 14, 2016

      China could face paper losses of over $10bn on its corn reserves

      The Chinese government could face paper losses of more than $10bn on its state-owned corn reserves as it shakes up its...

    18. April 13, 2016

      Cofco Agri eyes market listing by end of the decade

      Cofco Agri, the international trading arm of the Chinese state-owned food group, is looking to list on the stock market...

    19. April 12, 2016

      China corn exports loom as reserves bulge

      China could turn to overseas markets as it struggles to reduce its ballooning state corn reserves, according to a...

    20. April 10, 2016

      ‘Systemic’ antibiotics crisis troubles big investors

      Big investors managing $1tn of assets have called on the world’s largest food companies to end the excessive use of...

    21. April 7, 2016

      US farmers stampede into corn despite low prices

      US corn bins are well stocked, grain markets are in a funk and economists warn of struggles ahead for farmers. But Kent...

    22. April 6, 2016

      Fertiliser price declines hit M&A among crop nutrient groups

      As US farmers struggle with low agricultural prices and declining incomes, they can at least find some solace in...

    23. April 4, 2016

      Top civil servant to leave Treasury and resume City career

      John Kingman, one of the Treasury’s most experienced civil servants and an important player in the bank bailouts during...

    24. March 30, 2016

      Chinese shell out for peanuts while US inventories at record high

      Stark disparities have appeared in two key peanut markets as the Chinese are shelling out more for the groundnut amid a...

    25. March 24, 2016

      Easter bunny prices jump higher

      Chocolate lovers, brace yourselves this Easter. The cost of everyone’s favourite confectionery has risen more than 10...

    26. March 22, 2016

      Stephen Hurst: coffee bean connoisseur

      Few coffee drinkers know their beans. Unlike wine, where people can name grapes from chardonnay to pinot noir, ask...

    27. March 22, 2016

      Palm oil dearth lifts soyabeans

      The soyabean market, hitherto in the doldrums due to plentiful supplies, has come back to life thanks to oil — though...

    28. March 22, 2016

      Hotter world craves food tech revolution

      ‘Making the desert bloom” is one of the most enduring — if clichéd — images of Zionism, and something at which Israeli...

    29. March 17, 2016

      Salmon prices leap on global supply shock

      Salmon prices have jumped as a severe toxic sea algae bloom has wrought havoc on fish farms in Chile, the world’s...

    30. March 16, 2016

      South Africa winemakers face poor harvest

      As South Africa’s agricultural sector struggles with the effects of last year’s devastating drought, its winemakers...

    31. March 2, 2016

      Cotton inventories set to fall for first time in six years

      Global inventories for cotton are forecast to fall for the first time in six years as China tries to reduce its state...

    32. March 1, 2016

      The Great Land Rush: Ethiopia — The billionaire’s farm

      Open this in your browser for the full multimedia experience As an orchestra of mosquitoes and crickets greeted the...

    33. March 1, 2016

      ‘Dal shock’ prompts farmers to switch from grains to pulses

      The jump in pulses prices caused by last year’s “dal shock” in India, is reverberating in the farmlands of Canada,...

    34. February 29, 2016

      Craft breweries scramble for hops after poor harvest

      Faversham might be the home to one of the UK’s oldest breweries, Shepherd Neame, but the Kent town’s ale-loving...

    35. February 24, 2016

      Sugar market braced for EU exports

      “Watch out, EU sugar is coming!” proclaimed an European sugar industry executive at an industry conference in Dubai...

    36. February 23, 2016

      Foreign investors sow seeds of change for Uganda’s farmers

      For seven years Daniel Moi cowered in a refugee camp as the brainwashed child soldiers of Joseph Kony’s Lord’s...

    37. February 18, 2016

      US farmers hit by fallout from dollar’s strength

      Tough times are continuing for US farmers. Rising global inventories thanks to plentiful harvests, the high value of...

    38. February 10, 2016

      South African corn withers amid worst drought on record

      Driving through South Africa’s western corn belt in the country’s north-west province bordering Botswana, the vast...

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