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The core peach industry unites for global consumption boost

Peach raw material production estimates in key processing countries for coming seasons are down compared with previous years, industry delegates reported at the 14th World Canned Deciduous Fruit Congress CANCON14, held in Spain this week.

International Asia Pacific

Brazilian FCOJ exports up in July, down in August

Brazil exported 69,100 tonnes of FCOJ in July this year and 60,290 tonnes in August, compared with 60,980 tonnes and 73,005 tonnes, respectively, for the same months in 2017.

Brazil Beverages

Chinese AJC processor accused of using rotten fruit

A scandal may be brewing over claims that Haisheng has been processing apples that are unfit for use. In a video report, apple farmers told Qingdao TV that rotten or unripe apples is a fraction of the price of healthy fruit.

Fresh Apples China

Poor citrus yield likely to cut Brazilian farmers’ earnings

Orange farmers in Brazil’s citrus belt (São Paulo and Triângulo Mineiro) are facing a fall in their 2018/19 crop earnings, or at least no improvement, despite the relatively high fruit prices.

Fresh Oranges Brazil

Commission presents EU-Vietnam trade deal for conclusion

The European Commission has presented the EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements for conclusion to the Council and European Parliament, paving the way for improved market access for EU agri-food products and protection to 169 Geographical Indications.

EU Vietnam

Polish AJC exports bounce back early in the season

Poland exported nearly 16,000 tonnes of AJC in July this year, compared with 16,295 tonnes in July 2017, according to the latest trade data.

Apple Juice Poland
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Canned & Tomato Products Explore this Topic

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The core peach industry unites for global consumption boost

Peach raw material production estimates in key processing countries for coming seasons are down compared with previous years, industry delegates reported at the 14th World Canned Deciduous Fruit Congress CANCON14, held in Spain this week.

International Asia Pacific

Agrofusion ends tomato season

Ukraine's largest tomato paste producer Agrofusion concludes its 10th harvesting and processing season.

Ukraine Tomato Paste

Commission presents EU-Vietnam trade deal for conclusion

The European Commission has presented the EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements for conclusion to the Council and European Parliament, paving the way for improved market access for EU agri-food products and protection to 169 Geographical Indications.

EU Vietnam

South Africa expects bigger peach crop

The new forecast for the coming season was disclosed yesterday at the world processed fruit stone congress CANCON14, currently being held in Spain.

Fresh Peaches South Africa

Full details of early SIAL rail disruption

The SIAL organisers have made an official statement, in reply to IEG Vu’s news of the planned closure of the Gare du Nord station in Paris this coming weekend. The statement below is published verbatim.

France Operations

Brussels may fund European canned food industry promotion

Ramon Luis Valcarcel, vice-president of the European Parliament, is proposing to allocate money to market and promote European canned fruit and vegetables.

Fresh Fruit & Vegetables Europe
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Cocoa Explore this Topic

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Futures Review: Cocoa gains momentum on higher North American processing

Cocoa futures closed lower yesterday (October 20) before firming today (October 19) following grinding data results from North America and Asia.

Cocoa Futures

Asian Q3 cocoa processing climbs 3%

Cocoa processing in Asia rose 3% in the third quarter from a year earlier, data from the Cocoa Association of Asia (CAA) showed on Friday (October 19).

Cocoa Indonesia

Weekly Review: Cocoa shrugs off promising supply, routine Euro-grind

Cocoa futures continued their bounce-back from early October lows despite mostly encouraging news from the supply side and limited help from the latest European grind data.

Cocoa Production

North American cocoa grindings see unexpected boost

North American cocoa grindings rose higher than market expectations, data from the National Confectioners Association (NCA) showed on Thursday (October 18).

Cocoa Demand

Commission presents EU-Vietnam trade deal for conclusion

The European Commission has presented the EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements for conclusion to the Council and European Parliament, paving the way for improved market access for EU agri-food products and protection to 169 Geographical Indications.

EU Vietnam

Futures Review: Cocoa still on the up

Both cocoa futures in New York and London continued to close higher with North American grinding data pending.

Cocoa Futures
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Coffee Explore this Topic

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Weekly Review: Brazil’s currency jump jolts coffee specs

New York arabica futures exceeded 120¢/lb on the front month this week for the first time since early-June as Brazil’s soaring currency jolted speculators into a short-covering spree.

Coffee Arabica

Commission presents EU-Vietnam trade deal for conclusion

The European Commission has presented the EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements for conclusion to the Council and European Parliament, paving the way for improved market access for EU agri-food products and protection to 169 Geographical Indications.

EU Vietnam

Futures Review: Arabica futures hover around 3-½-month high

Arabica futures in New York hovered around the previous session's 3-1/2-month high with short covering helping to buck a weaker trend in commodities.

Futures Coffee

Futures Review: Real strength prompts increase in coffee

A rise in the Brazilian currency to a four-month high boosted coffee futures.

Coffee Arabica

Full details of early SIAL rail disruption

The SIAL organisers have made an official statement, in reply to IEG Vu’s news of the planned closure of the Gare du Nord station in Paris this coming weekend. The statement below is published verbatim.

France Operations

Asia chief Martello leaves Nestlé

Nestlé’s chief executive of Asia, Oceania and Sub-Saharan Africa and executive board member Wan Ling Martello will leave the company at the end of 2018.

Nestle Switzerland
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Dairy Explore this Topic

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Dairy Price Update: Slight recovery in futures following GDT butter rise

Futures markets seem to be mirroring the results of the latest GDT auction, where butter spiked after seven consecutive downward movements.
Butter WMP

Fresh impetus on SMP de-stocking as Commission shifts 26,000 tonnes at latest tender

The European Commission has restored some momentum to its campaign to divest itself of skimmed milk powder intervention stockpile with a unexpectedly large sale at this week's tender.

EU SMP

Commission presents EU-Vietnam trade deal for conclusion

The European Commission has presented the EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements for conclusion to the Council and European Parliament, paving the way for improved market access for EU agri-food products and protection to 169 Geographical Indications.

EU Vietnam

Unilever targets sales growth with probiotic ice cream launch

The Anglo-Dutch convenience product giant aims to boosts its already large ice cream sales with new innovative ice cream launch.

United States Ice Cream

Dairy Price Update: Eastern European prices mixed, butter continues falling

This week eastern European markets witnessed a variety of different price movements, faced with mixed demand-supply situations affecting quotations.

Butter Cheese

Full details of early SIAL rail disruption

The SIAL organisers have made an official statement, in reply to IEG Vu’s news of the planned closure of the Gare du Nord station in Paris this coming weekend. The statement below is published verbatim.

France Operations
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Dried Fruit & Nuts Explore this Topic

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Stable prices in Chinese sultanas

China’s Turpan sultanas have just been harvested and the Harpi variety will enter the market in the next weeks Its price is stable.

Dried Vine Fruit China

Tiny recovery in cashew kernel prices due to demand hiccup

After a gradual fall in cashew prices and zero profit for many processors in previous months, kernel prices experienced a small recovery.

Cashews Macadamias

Commission presents EU-Vietnam trade deal for conclusion

The European Commission has presented the EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements for conclusion to the Council and European Parliament, paving the way for improved market access for EU agri-food products and protection to 169 Geographical Indications.

EU Vietnam

Rise of the Turkish lira against the dollar has firmed prices

Turkish sultana and raisin prices have firmed slightly over the past few days following the improvement in the exchange rate of the Turkish lira against the US dollar.

Turkey United States

US peanut losses due to hurricane Michael will not affect prices

There is no USDA peanut loss estimation yet due to Michael, but US National Peanut Buying Association has ruled out an impact on the prices.

Peanuts United States

Full details of early SIAL rail disruption

The SIAL organisers have made an official statement, in reply to IEG Vu’s news of the planned closure of the Gare du Nord station in Paris this coming weekend. The statement below is published verbatim.

France Operations
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Fresh Fruit & Veg Explore this Topic

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Chinese AJC processor accused of using rotten fruit

A scandal may be brewing over claims that Haisheng has been processing apples that are unfit for use. In a video report, apple farmers told Qingdao TV that rotten or unripe apples is a fraction of the price of healthy fruit.

Fresh Apples China

Poor citrus yield likely to cut Brazilian farmers’ earnings

Orange farmers in Brazil’s citrus belt (São Paulo and Triângulo Mineiro) are facing a fall in their 2018/19 crop earnings, or at least no improvement, despite the relatively high fruit prices.

Fresh Oranges Brazil

Commission presents EU-Vietnam trade deal for conclusion

The European Commission has presented the EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements for conclusion to the Council and European Parliament, paving the way for improved market access for EU agri-food products and protection to 169 Geographical Indications.

EU Vietnam

High temperatures favour Chilean blueberry harvest

Chile is reportedly experiencing favourable weather, which proves positive for the recently started harvest season.

Chile Fresh Berries

South Africa expects bigger peach crop

The new forecast for the coming season was disclosed yesterday at the world processed fruit stone congress CANCON14, currently being held in Spain.

Fresh Peaches South Africa

Full details of early SIAL rail disruption

The SIAL organisers have made an official statement, in reply to IEG Vu’s news of the planned closure of the Gare du Nord station in Paris this coming weekend. The statement below is published verbatim.

France Operations
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Frozen Foods Explore this Topic

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High temperatures favour Chilean blueberry harvest

Chile is reportedly experiencing favourable weather, which proves positive for the recently started harvest season.

Chile Fresh Berries

Unilever targets sales growth with probiotic ice cream launch

The Anglo-Dutch convenience product giant aims to boosts its already large ice cream sales with new innovative ice cream launch.

United States Ice Cream

Full details of early SIAL rail disruption

The SIAL organisers have made an official statement, in reply to IEG Vu’s news of the planned closure of the Gare du Nord station in Paris this coming weekend. The statement below is published verbatim.

France Operations

Asia chief Martello leaves Nestlé

Nestlé’s chief executive of Asia, Oceania and Sub-Saharan Africa and executive board member Wan Ling Martello will leave the company at the end of 2018.

Nestle Switzerland

EU frozen fruit production falls in 2017

EU frozen fruit production dipped last year, driven by volume decreases in largest manufacturers Poland and Italy, say analysts at IndexBox.

EU Frozen Raspberries

Hungary projects record-breaking sweetcorn yields

Although some of Hungary's main vegetable crops might have been damaged by drought, sweetcorn is expected to enjoy record-breaking yields.

Hungary Frozen Sweetcorn
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Grains & Feed Explore this Topic

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US Futures Review: Export cancellations weigh on soybeans

Soybean futures traded lower Friday after USDA announced sales cancellations for China. Soymeal contracts saw similar pressure, while soyoil contracts posted modest gains. November soybeans lost 6 3/4¢ at USD8.56 3/4.

Soy Soy Oil

US Futures Review: Wheat up marginally in choppy trade

Wheat futures posted modest gains in all three markets with Chicago December up 1 3/4¢ Friday at USD5.14 3/4.
Wheat Exports

US Futures Review: Corn closes lower to end the week in relatively quiet trade

Corn futures closed for the fourth consecutive trading day Friday, with December corn down 3 3/4¢ at USD3.67.

Corn Futures

USDA post cuts Russia grain export forecast

The USDA’s Moscow post has cut its grain export forecast as production was also revised down on worse prospects for barley and corn.

Russian Federation Barley

Commission presents EU-Vietnam trade deal for conclusion

The European Commission has presented the EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements for conclusion to the Council and European Parliament, paving the way for improved market access for EU agri-food products and protection to 169 Geographical Indications.

EU Vietnam

Weekly Review: Corn weather strength yields to export slump

Ideas that wet harvest weather might take a bite out of US yield potential pushed CBOT nearby futures to their highest level since mid-June at the start of this week before a drier forecast and an export downturn spoiled the party.

Futures Corn
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Meat & Livestock Explore this Topic

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USDA Cattle on Feed: Placements, marketings surprise to the downside

The number of cattle and calves in US feedlots were hefty but the placement and marketings figures in the update ran counter to expectations.

Cattle & Beef Supply

Report backs rethink on intensive poultry amid pressure from MEPs

Pressure to address concerns over intensive chicken production looks set to rise in the EU following the publication of a new report from IEG Agribusiness Consulting.

EU Poultry

European cattle price holding firm despite rise in supply

Cattle prices across Europe have remained firm overall over the past week, in spite of supply pressures in some regions and a worsening trade balance.

EU Cattle & Beef

European pigmeat prices fall again as ASF takes its toll

African Swine Fever continues to cast a long shadow over the European pigmeat industry, with prices coming under pressure from a series of bans on exports of European pigmeat, and from seasonal increases in supplies.

EU Belgium

Commission presents EU-Vietnam trade deal for conclusion

The European Commission has presented the EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements for conclusion to the Council and European Parliament, paving the way for improved market access for EU agri-food products and protection to 169 Geographical Indications.

EU Vietnam

US halts pork imports from Poland pending checks on ASF controls

The US has suspended imports of fresh and frozen pork from Poland due to concerns that some suppliers may not be sticking to protocols on African Swine Fever (ASF).

 
United States Poland
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Oils & Oilseeds Explore this Topic

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US Futures Review: Export cancellations weigh on soybeans

Soybean futures traded lower Friday after USDA announced sales cancellations for China. Soymeal contracts saw similar pressure, while soyoil contracts posted modest gains. November soybeans lost 6 3/4¢ at USD8.56 3/4.

Soy Soy Oil

US Futures Review: Corn closes lower to end the week in relatively quiet trade

Corn futures closed for the fourth consecutive trading day Friday, with December corn down 3 3/4¢ at USD3.67.

Corn Futures

Weekly Review: Rapeseed still on guard against Canadian crop risk

The recently rain/snow-delayed Canadian harvest has continued to risk deterioration of crop quality in worst-affected areas, keeping farmer selling slow and sellers on guard, market reports suggested this week.

Futures Rapeseed

Weekly Review: US crop damage unlikely to rescue soy from broader surplus

Under threat of spoilage from untimely wet weather, US soy futures jumped to two-month highs early this week, shrugging off the looser supply situation portrayed in last week’s USDA/WASDE forecasts.

Futures Soy

Weekly Review: Palm still buffeted by weak exports

Strength in soy oil, palm’s key rival for global trade, proved of limited help this week as the latter market refocused on disappointing export trade.

Futures Palm Oil

Commission presents EU-Vietnam trade deal for conclusion

The European Commission has presented the EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements for conclusion to the Council and European Parliament, paving the way for improved market access for EU agri-food products and protection to 169 Geographical Indications.

EU Vietnam
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Spices & Exotics Explore this Topic

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Commission presents EU-Vietnam trade deal for conclusion

The European Commission has presented the EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements for conclusion to the Council and European Parliament, paving the way for improved market access for EU agri-food products and protection to 169 Geographical Indications.

EU Vietnam

Indian black pepper and coriander prices to stabilise

The Indian market is absorbing the domestic crop after a combination of rupee depreciation and crop loss due to floods slowed the imports from Vietnam and Indonesia.

Pepper Coriander Seed

Full details of early SIAL rail disruption

The SIAL organisers have made an official statement, in reply to IEG Vu’s news of the planned closure of the Gare du Nord station in Paris this coming weekend. The statement below is published verbatim.

France Operations

Low yield in the Iranian saffron harvest due to drought

Iran’s saffron harvest season has just started with a 20% growth in plantation acreage, although a low yield is expected due to severe drought in some origins.

Saffron Iran

High yield tempers impact of flood on the Mexican chilli crop

Recent floods in the Mexican states of Sinaloa and Sonora have affected around 6,000 hectares of chilli plantations, 4.5% of the total, according to the Mexican chilli growers association.

Chilli Mexico

Early birds at SIAL threatened by rail disruption

National and international rail travel will be disrupted on Saturday October 20 and Sunday October 21, as the world’s food industry gathers for the SIAL exhibition. Road congestion will increase as a result.

France Beverages
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Sugar Explore this Topic

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Commission presents EU-Vietnam trade deal for conclusion

The European Commission has presented the EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements for conclusion to the Council and European Parliament, paving the way for improved market access for EU agri-food products and protection to 169 Geographical Indications.

EU Vietnam

Ukrainian sugar beet harvest higher y-o-y

Farmers harvested beet from 149,000 ha as of October 17, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy said.

Sugar Beet Sugar

Russian sugar beet harvest reaches 78.7%

Farmers had harvested sugar beet from 872,200 ha as of October 18, or 78.7% of the area to be harvested (1,108,900 ha), according to the Ministry of Agriculture.

Sugar Beet Sugar

Spain's Azucarera to launch northern beet campaign on October 23

Azucarera and its growers have agreed to launch beet processing at the Miranda de Ebro and Toro factories on October 23 with the La Bañeza factory to follow at a later date.

Sugar Beet Sugar

Futures Review: Raw sugar futures rise to eight-month high

Raw sugar futures in New York posted more gains as short-covering lifted the market to an eight-month high.

Futures Sugar

China says trade measures on sugar imports in line with WTO rules

China's commerce ministry has stated that the country's management measures on sugar imports were in line with the World Trade Organization (WTO) rules, according to local newswires.

China Sugar
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