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    1. August 28, 2016

      Wheat price falls to lowest level in a decade

      The price of wheat has crashed to the lowest level in a decade as huge harvests pile up in big growers from Russia to...

    2. August 23, 2016

      The fate of farming post-Brexit lies with the UK Treasury

      It is hard to think of many industries that are more deeply affected by the UK’s vote to leave the EU than agriculture....

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      Tanzania has long been seen as a country of unfulfilled promise. But its new president...
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    1. August 23, 2016

      Polish apple farmers bear brunt of EU-Russia economic war

      Laden with fruit, the boughs of the apple trees in the orchards run by Poland’s EUROSAD sag with what will be a record...

    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

      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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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,...

    9. 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....

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. April 17, 2016

      Scramble to safeguard the future of the banana

      Bevan Robson looks mournfully at a barren field where Australian biosecurity officials have killed thousands of his...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. March 2, 2016

      British food exports fall for the first time in 11 years

      British food exports have fallen for the first time in 11 years but the weakness in the pound could help companies...

    34. 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,...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    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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