The global cocoa market came under much scrutiny during last month’s World Cocoa Conference in Berlin, with child labour and women’s rights in particular, being a focal point.
Will it soon be ‘business as usual’ for US soybean exporters and their Chinese customers? And can Chinese buyers catch up on the recent 17%-plus lag in their 2017/18 demand for US beans?
Indian cardamom prices are on the weak side, due to robust supply and sluggish demand, local traders told The Financial Express of India.
The largely unforeseen steep rise crude mineral oil’s value continues to throw a lifeline to recently beleaguered palm oil suppliers – an encouragement to use more of the crop for bio-fuels.
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Robusta futures have been trying pull out of a weaker trend as the Vietnamese selling that encouraged the move began to dry up at the cheaper levels.
Soybean futures rose Friday, retracing some of their Thursday decline. July soybeans ended up 5 3/4¢ at USD10.41 1/2.
Wheat futures closed out the week on a high note, with all three markets posting gains. July Chicago wheat ended up 12 3/4¢ at USD5.43 with strong gains in both Kansas City and Minneapolis futures.
Corn futures rose to close out the week with the July contract rising 1 3/4¢ at USD4.06.
Processed Food & Ingredients
Hazelnut crop estimates presented at this week’s World Nut and Dried Fruit Congress in Seville, Spain, indicate that global availability will be much the same as the current season.
A new generation of consumers has marked the revival of frozen food demand as sales in the US increased for the first time after five years.
Two of the largest tuna canneries in Papua New Guinea (PNG) are said to be planning a merger to stay competitive in the global market by bringing production costs down. One of them recently stopped operations, claiming low demand from European buyers.
Dairy & Meat
Irish dairy farmers did substantially better in 2017 than their counterparts in sheep and cattle farming, says a new report.
The number of cattle in US feedlots on May 1 was the second highest on record for the month since current series of the USDA Cattle on Feed report started in 1996.
Belarusian government's attempts at diversification finally start bearing fruit, as product exports to Russia fall and Belarusian dairy's reach extends to the east.
Meat production in Germany rose across the board in the first quarter of 2018, with poultry, pork, beef and lamb all higher than in the same period last year.
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