Commodities, milling & grains

EU's 2014 cereal harvest would hit records of 317m tons: 'Summer weather conditions have been favorable for the development of all summer crops'

Commodity reports: European Commission

EU cereal harvest to hit 2014 record

By Kacey Culliney

The EU cereal harvest will hit record levels this year, driving higher than average exports, says the European Commission (EC).

Helen Plant, AHDB senior analyst: 'One of the challenges this year has been, or is becoming… there is a quality issue emerging'

Commodity Reports: AHDB

Wheat supply up but ‘quality issue emerging’

By Kacey Culliney

Wheat supplies have hit record levels across the globe, but for France and some other European markets quality concerns are emerging, warns an analyst.

AHDB analyst: 'It is one thing having a large wheat crop around the world, but the other thing is quality'

COMMODITY REPORTS: USDA

USDA forecasts record global wheat crop

By Kacey Culliney

The USDA has said global wheat supplies for 2014/15 will hit record highs, which is good news for stability but quality will be critical for industry, says an analyst.

Ardent Mills claims new era in grain

Ardent Mills claims a ‘new era’ in grain

By Kacey Culliney

Ardent Mills – the mega joint venture of ConAgra Mills and Horizon Milling – has commenced operations and claimed a new era in the grain industry.

GreenPalm: More needs to be done in,

More EU members urged to back sustainable palm oil trading

By Nicola Cottam

Sustainable palm oil trader GreenPalm will use this year’s European Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Summit as a platform to urge key players in the EU palm oil industry to galvanise shared knowledge and promote sustainable sourcing.

Doubling of pistachio harvest will increase nut’s use as an ingredient

Special edition: Nuts, pulses and legumes

Doubling of pistachio harvest will increase nut’s use as an ingredient

By Stephen DANIELLS

Pistachios – most associated with snacking in the consumer’s mind – could be finding their way into many a food product as an ingredient over the next few years, says the executive director of the American Pistachio Growers, as production is set to double...

Animal feed industry gets a new website

Animal feed industry gets a new website

By Jane Byrne

A new website has been launched to supply breaking news for the global animal feed industry – a sector that was valued at $500 billion last year.

UK wheat planting for 2014 will be up 22% on this year - good news for suppliers and bakers, an analyst says

COMMODITY REPORTS: AHDB

Wheat woes over? UK exports and lower prices to return

By Kacey Culliney

Two years on from the disastrous UK wheat harvest, wheat processors and bakers should see the market return to healthy yields and prices, according to a cereals analyst.

Canada sets sights on UK wheat market as part of European trade expansion plans

Canadian wheat imports to UK up 50%

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Poor UK harvests and a deregulation of Canada’s grain market has meant that Canadian wheat sales to the UK have increased by 50%, but the UK industry says that need not mean a long term trend.

Rainforest Action Network says Kellogg cannot pass palm oil responsibility onto supplier Wilmar

RAN: Kellogg cannot deflect palm oil heat onto supplier

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Kellogg cannot shirk its palm oil responsibility by deflecting attention to its supplier, says RAN following a statement from Kellogg calling for productive talks between its supplier Wilmar and the environmental group.

Traders are predicting that Britain's oat crop could be almost double last year's - up to one million tons from 627,000 in 2012

British oat prices plunge 40%

By Kacey Culliney

The price of British oats has plummeted after the largest crop since the late 1970s; good news for manufacturers, a grains analyst says.

All deals destined to go ahead as Australia surveys new Asian age

Analysis: GrainCorp takeover

All deals destined to go ahead as Australia surveys new Asian age

By RJ Whitehead

Now the ACCC, Australia’s anti-trust commission, has given the green light to ADM’s proposed acquisition of GrainCorp, foreign interests will control all major grain handling facilities and grain ports in Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and...

GrainCorp's board of directors and the ACCC give the green light to ADM's takeover offer

ADM's GrainCorp takeover in shareholders' hands

By Kacey Culliney

GrainCorp’s board of directors has recommended that its shareholders accept the A$3.4bn (US$3.16bn) takeover bid from Archer Daniel Midland in the absence of a superior offer.

Sugar users have welcomed the removal of quotas by 2017

EU reaches deal on CAP reform

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

European institutions reached a deal on reforming the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) on Wednesday, including a compromise that will end sugar quotas by 2017.

Commission releases over 300,000 MT as EU sugar price almost doubles the world price

EU releases fourth tranche of out-of-quota sugar

By Oliver Nieburg

The European Commission has released a fourth round of out-of-quota sugar for the current marketing year at reduced levies in a bid to boost EU supplies as prices soar above world levels.

USDA slams India’s decision to export more year-old wheat

Grain policy

USDA slams India’s decision to export more year-old wheat

By RJ Whitehead

The United States Department of Agriculture has hit out at the Indian government for allowing the export of an additional 5m tonnes of wheat last month, calling it unviable unless the mandated floor price is brought down.

The vote was cast in European Parliament today

Big Vote - CAP Reform

EU sugar quotas extended to 2020

By Oliver Nieburg

EU sugar quotas will remain in place in Europe until 2020 after a vote on Common Agricultural Policy reforms (CAP) in European Parliament today.

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