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PM markets: SocGen forecast for 'sideways ag prices' holds
For Friday, anyway, when small moves, albeit largely downward, are seen in grains. Coffee does manage more volatility, but stays in its trading range
Egypt buys wheat, at last - but pays premium for ergot furore
Egypt's Gasc authority, after two failed tenders, orders a cargo of Romanian wheat. But the price it paid, and other offers, look expensive
Corn Belt farmland price retreat longest since 1980s
... and in the Plains, the downturn accelerates too, with prices of non-irrigated land falling at the quickest since 1987, official data show
Argentina 'back in style' in soybean crushing
Argentine soybean processing volumes will hit record highs, as agriculture-friendly reforms bear fruit, says Bunge
Biosev prolongs cane crush, to exploit high ethanol, sugar prices
The cane processing giant, revealing a return to the black, underlines the extension to Brazil's crushing season highlighted by industry data
Squeezed ethanol markets could trigger industry shake-up
Consolidation and asset transfers could lie in store for the ethanol industry says The Andersons head, as margins vanish
Hopes fade for higher Ghanaian cocoa crop
An intensifying of the seasonal Harmattan wind could put paid to ideas of a higher crop this season, Commerzbank warns
Dryness remains a threat to world coffee output
OK, Brazil's arabica output is in for a strong rebound. But dryness lingers in robusta areas, and Colombia, Ethiopia, a top analyst says
Potash and phosphate prices to weaken further, says Mosaic
Prices for the crop nutrients will be down in the first three months of 2016, the US fertilizer producer says
Bunge shares plunge 18%, after it warns of market 'challenges'
Shares in the agribusiness giant hit their lowest since 2010 after it cautions over prospects for oilseed crushing and Brazil food operations
No end in sight for US ethanol downturn, says Tate & Lyle boss
Shares in the crop processor tumble after it warns that its commodities division will fall into the red, hurt by US ethanol market woes
Yara shares hit 13-month low, amid caution over Chinese urea
The fertilizer giant, unveiling results in line with expectations, takes a less sanguine view than rival Agrium over a fall in Chinese urea exports
Ample US meat supplies will keep a lid on prices, analysts say
The latest US government estimates underline heavy red meat and chicken production, say Paragon Consulting and Steiner Economics
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