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Global Grain 2019: Bearish shipping outlook could bring cheaper freight

The dry bulk shipping industry could be in for a year of low rates in 2020, according to speakers at an industry event, as demand for transport is outweighed by ship supply.

Freight Oils & Oilseeds Grains & Feed

French Parliament votes to end tax breaks for palm oil in biofuel

The French Parliament has voted to remove tax breaks for the use of palm oil as a biofuel, a day after a ruling in favour of maintaining the advantage led to howls of protests from environmentalists.

Policy Sustainability France

Palm

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Weekly Review: Palm trade still fears demand loss from big buyers

Palm oil futures weakened for most of this week amid a raft of more bearish messages from the physical markets.

Palm Oil Price

Weekly Review: Palm oil up with soy, Indian imports, origin biodiesel boost

Palm oil prices hit new three-year highs this week as analysts predicted a firmer trend ahead amid slowing production and origin plans to use more in bio-diesel.

Palm Oil Futures

Ukraine fuels an 84% increase in EU rapeseed imports

The EU imported 84% more rapeseed this season as of November 17, with neighbouring Ukraine meeting much of the bloc’s demand.

Imports EU

US Futures Review: Soybeans edge higher, soyoil leads gains

Soy Futures

Weekly Review: Palm nudges 21-month highs

Palm oil this week reached its firmest levels since early 2018 as traders absorbed tighter than expected October data from the Malaysian official body MPOB.

Palm Oil Futures

IEG Vu Prices Briefing: Palm oil and coffee spring to life as sentiment shifts

Prices strengthened for a wide range of commodities last week, with markets for palm oil, pineapple and coffee all adopting a more bullish tone. Skimmed milk powder (SMP) and pork are building on recent increases, while tomato paste quotes are also well up on year-ago levels.

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Soy

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US Futures Review: Soybeans led higher by meal rally

Soybean futures ended higher Thursday, lifted by sharp gains in soybean meal futures. Soybean oil futures also ended slightly higher. January soybean futures were 6 1/4 cents higher at USD8.84 1/4.

Soy Futures

US Futures Review: Soybeans higher as short covering action continues

Soybean futures settled higher Wednesday as short covering continued to lift the market. Soybean meal futures and soybean oil futures also ended higher. January soybean futures were seven cents higher at USD8.78.

Soy Futures

US Futures Review: Soybeans edge higher on short covering action

Soybean futures settled slightly higher Tuesday as short covering emerged after eight sessions of lower trade. Soybean meal futures ended mixed. Soybean oil futures ended slightly higher. January soybean futures were 1/2 cents higher at USD8.71.

Soy Futures

US Futures Review: Soybeans sink as export shipments slow

Soybean futures ended lower as slowing export shipments and mostly favorable South American growing conditions pressured the market amid ongoing US-China trade uncertainty. Soybean meal futures ended mixed. Soybean oil futures ended sharply lower across the board. January soybean futures were 6 1/4 cents lower at USD8.70 1/2.

Soy Futures

USDA Crop Progress: Corn harvest gains, but some states still well behind

US corn harvest is closing in on 90 percent complete while three states remain well behind the average pace as we move into the December.

Corn Soy

Weekly Review: Firmer soy needed to ensure adequate US crop?

Concerns about Latin American competition were among factors pushing US soybean futures down to new 2½ month lows this week.

Soy Soy Oil
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Rapeseed

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IEG Vu Prices Briefing: Coffee consolidates, but no respite for tuna

Prices for coffee and coriander are in the ascendant, but skipjack tuna values remain at multi-year lows. Elsewhere, Ukrainian whey and European lamb are fetching higher prices - but rapeseed bulls remain hesitant.

International Beverages

Weekly Review: Rapeseed bulls still hesitant

Reports that a trade damaging Canadian rail strike appeared close to a resolution made little impact on a canola market forced to shave value amid weakening soybean and palm oil markets.

Rapeseed Futures

German farmers stage new protest over agriculture policy plans

Thousands of German farmers have descended upon Berlin in another protest over the government’s planned policy measures, which include a ban on glyphosate by the end of 2023.

EU Germany

Weekly Review: Australian crop shortfall a further boost for canola

Sliding Australian rapeseed crop prospects suggest the global rapeseed market will be tighter than expected even a few weeks ago.

Rapeseed Futures

Ukraine fuels an 84% increase in EU rapeseed imports

The EU imported 84% more rapeseed this season as of November 17, with neighbouring Ukraine meeting much of the bloc’s demand.

Imports EU

US Futures Review: Soybeans edge higher, soyoil leads gains

Soy Futures
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Sunflower

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USDA Crop Progress: Corn harvest gains, but some states still well behind

US corn harvest is closing in on 90 percent complete while three states remain well behind the average pace as we move into the December.

Corn Soy

German farmers stage new protest over agriculture policy plans

Thousands of German farmers have descended upon Berlin in another protest over the government’s planned policy measures, which include a ban on glyphosate by the end of 2023.

EU Germany

Planting intentions show larger 2020 South Africa summer grains area

South African farmers plan to plant a 9.5% larger area to corn in 2020, according to the first estimate from the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ (DAFF) Crop Estimates Committee (CEC).

South Africa Corn

Ukraine grain exports up almost 50% on-year

Ukraine had exported 15.1 mln tonnes of grain in 2019/20 as of October 11, up 4.6 mln tonnes from the same point last season.

Ukraine Barley

Ukraine grain harvest boosted by higher yields

Ukraine’s grain and legume harvest reached 46.3 million tonnes from an area of 11.3 mln hectares or 74% of the forecast area as of September 26 with a yield of 4.11 tonnes per ha.

Ukraine Production

Increase in Spanish grocery exports

Spanish exports of food and beverages totalled EUR28.7 billion (USD31.3 bln) between January and July 2019, 4.4% more year-on-year, according to the Spanish Ministry of Economy.

Spain EU
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Coconut

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Wines, cheeses and olive oil among EU products to be protected in Mercosur

The full list of agri-food products to be protected under the trade agreement between the European Union and Mercosur blocs have been unveiled, as well as further details on the continued use of ‘grandfathered’ product names in the Latin American nations.

Wines Cheese

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
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Olive

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US tariffs could halt rise in EU olive oil exports

The EU has increased its exports of olive oil in recent years, but new US trade sanctions could stop this positive trend.

Olive Oil EU

EU moves to address market imbalance in olive oil sector

The European Commission is offering aid to the private sector to pay for the cost of storing virgin olive oil to address a current imbalance between supply and demand.

EU Olive Oil

Olive oil industry presses FDA for formal product definition

After pushing FDA for years to establish a standard of identity for olive oil, the olive oil industry has put in yet another formal request to the agency to formally define the product.

United States Olive Oil

Spanish olive sector asks EU to investigate US farming subsidies

Spanish olive producers have demanded EU counter-measures against the new US tariffs of 25% on their green olive exports, which came on top of earlier 27% duties on their black olive exports.

Olive Oil Spain

Commission plans to compensate farming sector for US tariffs

The European Commission will counter the recent US Airbus tariffs with its own duties and support the sectors most affected by the measure, EU leaders have announced.

Tariffs Trade Disputes

Spanish olive farmers protest low prices and US tariffs

Thousands of Spanish olive and olive oil producers have protested the low sale prices for their products in Madrid, amid fears that new US duties will exacerbate the sector’s problems.

Tariffs Trade Disputes
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