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US farmer tensions boil over at crop tour

Tensions in the US between farmers and government boiled over on August 21, with the USDA pulling its staff from a popular crop tour after a member of USDA staff received an unspecified threat of violence from a farmer not related to the tour.

United States Corn Soy

Malaysia tries to woo UK on post-Brexit palm oil stance

Malaysia’s prime minister has called for the UK to move away from the EU’s critical stance on palm oil when it leaves the bloc later this year.

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Palm

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Weekly Review: Palm steadies up on production slowdown

Ideas that Malaysia’s August palm oil production will fall short of expectations helped prices on the Bursa futures market struggle off an earlier dip caused by fears the country’s strengthening ringgit currency was hampering export sales.

Futures Palm Oil

Weekly Review: Palm price falters after 3½-month high

Firmer soy oil prices and a small decline Malaysian July stocks helped the Bursa contract advance this week to its highest level since April.

Palm Oil Demand

EU palm oil imports down on-year

Six weeks into the marketing year, EU imports of palm oil were down by around a third compared to last season.

Palm Oil Policy

Olam closed H1 with lower profit despite strong revenues and volumes

Olam International has suffered a profit fall despite growth in revenues, volumes and earnings before interest, taxes and amortisation (EBITDA) for the first half of 2019.

Olam Financial Results

Malaysian palm oil stocks hit one-year low

Malaysia’s palm oil data took the market by surprise, recording stocks at a one-year low on lower imports and higher exports.

Malaysia Palm Oil

Commission implements new countervailing duties on Indonesian biodiesel

The European Commission has introduced provisional countervailing duties on Indonesian companies that export biodiesel to the European Union, claiming that the industry receives illegal subsidies from the government.

Biofuels Trade Disputes
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Soy

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Weekly Review: Soy – US weather back in play

Changeable US weather reports have kept soy values in erratic, mostly range-bound mode in the past week at levels surprisingly close to those seen this time last year – before the full extent of current surplus was clear.

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US Futures Review: Soybeans drift lower as new crop exports remained behind year ago

Soybean futures ended lower Thursday as sluggish new crop exports weighed on soybean futures. Soybean meal futures and soybean oil futures also ended lower. September soybean futures were 4 1/2 cents lower at USD8.56.

Soy Futures

US Futures Review: Soybeans higher as yield concerns remain

Soybean futures ended higher Wednesday as yield questions remained with crop tours finding slow development in the US Corn Belt. Soybean meal futures and soybean oil futures also ended higher. September soybean futures were 4 3/4 cents higher at USD8.60 1/2.

Soy Futures

US Futures Review: Soybeans edge higher on condition ratings decline

Soybean futures posted slight gains Tuesday after USDA-NASS moderated its national soybean crop condition ratings. Soybean meal futures settled higher, while soybean oil futures ended lower. September soybean futures were 1 3/4 cents higher at USD8.55 3/4.

Soy Futures

Canada wheat production forecast falls

The USDA’s Ottawa post has lowered its production outlook for Canada’s 2019/20 grains season, but still sees output recovering to the long term average after a disappointing 2018/19 yield.

Canada Wheat

US Futures Review: Soybeans lower as production concern eases

Soybean futures settled lower Monday as weekend rainfall and favorable forecasts pressured the market. Soybean meal futures and soybean oil futures also settled lower. September soybean futures were 13 1/4 cents lower at USD8.54.

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Rapeseed

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Weekly Review: Rapeseed – range bound for now?

The tightening range Winnipeg canola futures have been trading in this month suggests the market has absorbed most this season’s known supply shocks.

Futures Rapeseed

Canada wheat production forecast falls

The USDA’s Ottawa post has lowered its production outlook for Canada’s 2019/20 grains season, but still sees output recovering to the long term average after a disappointing 2018/19 yield.

Canada Wheat

Weekly Review: Rapeseed weathers sliding crop estimates

The main element in the USDA’s 2.3 million tonne cut in its world rapeseed crop forecast was 2 mln tonnes off the EU estimate which, at 18 mln tonnes was near most of the recent numbers emanating from the bloc itself.

Rapeseed Futures

German rapeseed harvest lowest in over 20 years

Germany’s Raiffeisen Association (DRV) has forecast the lowest rapeseed harvest since 1997, and expects a recent change to Saudi wheat import specifications to lead German exporters to new markets.

Germany Saudi Arabia

Olam closed H1 with lower profit despite strong revenues and volumes

Olam International has suffered a profit fall despite growth in revenues, volumes and earnings before interest, taxes and amortisation (EBITDA) for the first half of 2019.

Olam Financial Results

Cargill’s canola-based aquafeed cleared for US cultivation

A canola-based alternative to omega-3 fish oil developed by Cargill for use in aquafeed has been approved for cultivation in the US.

Sustainability Rapeseed
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Sunflower

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Ukraine clears market access to Israel through FTA

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky has approved the ratification of the free trade agreement (FTA) with Israel, which is expected to give the country's agri-food industry a boost.

Trade Agreements Ukraine

Colour-coded nutrition labelling misleading on vegetable oils

Colour-coded nutrition labelling schemes, such as the UK traffic light system and the French Nutri-Score, are inappropriate for vegetable oils and could even mislead consumers, according the head of the EU Vegetable Oil and Proteinmeal Industry (FEDIOL).

France United Kingdom

International crackdown seizes more than USD100 million in fake food and drink

More than USD100 million worth of potentially dangerous fake food and drinks was seized worldwide in the latest Operation OPSON, coordinated by the EU Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol’s) Intellectual Property Crime Coordination Centre and INTERPOL.

Cheese Arabica

Coceral raises EU grain production forecast

European grains association Coceral released its second EU grain and oilseed production forecast, raising its grain outlook and cutting its rapeseed forecast.

Europe EU

AAK group reports record first quarter earnings

Swedish oils and fats giant AAK reported a record first quarter for 2019, with improvements in volumes, earnings and profit led by strong volume growth in chocolate & confectionary.

AarhusKarlshamn Financial Results

EU threatens fourth largest wheat supplier with tariffs

The European Union has threatened import tariffs on a range of US goods, including wheat and vegetable oils, in an escalation of a trade dispute over aircraft manufacturing subsidies.

Trade Disputes EU
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Coconut

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Olam closed H1 with lower profit despite strong revenues and volumes

Olam International has suffered a profit fall despite growth in revenues, volumes and earnings before interest, taxes and amortisation (EBITDA) for the first half of 2019.

Olam Financial Results

Philippine coconut processor to be listed on Philippine stock exchange

The Philippine desiccated coconut maker Axelum Resources has applied to the national Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a PHP7.7 billion (USD149.8 million)  initial public offering (IPO) on the Philippine stock exchange to finance its long-term expansion.

Desiccated Coconut Philippines

Theresa May quits as prime minister – but UK’s Brexit woes continue

The trajectory and timing of the UK’s departure from the EU has been thrown into fresh confusion with the resignation today of UK prime minister Theresa May.

Cocoa Sheep & Goats

Russia considers increasing import duties on food raw materials

The Federal Customs Service of Russia (FTS) has proposed to increase import duties on a range of food raw materials under the guise of customs codes with similar characteristics to avoid additional duties.

Orange Juice Whey Powder

Trade friction rising between EU and palm oil producers

Indonesia has reportedly ramped up trade tensions with the EU over the bloc’s planned phase out of palm oil use in biodiesel, the latest escalation in the spat between palm oil producing nations and the EU.

EU Trade Disputes

Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines to address palm oil issues

The Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia are to form a technical working group to address concerns in the Philippines over palm oil dumping and smuggling, Filipino agriculture secretary Emmanuel Piñol announced.

Palm Oil Coconut Oil
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Olive

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EU called upon to investigate olive oil price differences

Spain’s association of farmer groups, La Unión de Uniones, has called on the European institutions to investigate the reasons why the Italian oil market seems to be behaving differently from its European counterparts, Spain and Greece, seemingly putting the single market into doubt.

 

Greece Italy

Spain holds talks with European Commission over olive oil stockpiling

Spanish agriculture ministry officials have met with European Commission officials, including Jerzy Bogdan Plewa, Director-General of DG AGRI, to advocate for the development of a novel self-regulating mechanism that would permit the avoidance of imbalances in the olive oil market in years when there is an imbalance of supply and demand.

EU Spain

Dairy, meat, olive oil and spices on EU's GI wishlist for Australia trade deal

Australia’s trade ministry has published a list of 172 food and drink products that the European Union wants to be protected as Geographical Indications (GIs) under a future trade agreement between the two markets. The list includes a variety of dairy products as well as types of olive oil, meat and spices.

Dried Vine Fruit Cheese

Spain supports olive oil supply self-regulation mechanism

Spanish olive oil cooperatives would be allowed to voluntarily stock surplus for a specific period of time and volume in order to secure market stability if the European Commission (EC) were to approve a proposal from key Spanish olive oil cooperative group.

Spain Olive Oil

Spanish association to push for legislation on olive oil traceability

PROValor, a new organization that aims to promote the high quality of Spanish olive oil and to transform the sector, has been set up in Spain with backing from the country’s leading olive oil manufacturer Deoleo.

Olive Oil Spain

EU-Mercosur: Get ready for a change in food and drink trade

After 20 years of negotiations, the European Union and Mercosur group of Latin American countries have finally reached a political agreement on a trade deal that will create the world’s biggest market for goods and services by population size.

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