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Allendale raises the bar on US corn yield hopes
The broker, citing a cool pollination period, estimates the US corn yield well above levels from other forecasters. What does this mean for prices?
Cocoa rally questioned, as futures hit 2,000
Cocoa futures hit 2,000 a tonne in London for the first time since 2011 - despite "no fundamental rationale". Does this make them ripe for a fall?
New PotashCorp CEO hands out fistful of upgrades
Jochen Tilk, the PotashCorp boss for three weeks reveals a profits beat and lifts hopes for 2014 earnings, potash margin, world potash volumes...
Rains stall rise in Brazil sugar output
Sugar output in Brazil's Centre South slows, a little, for the first time this season, Unica says. Still, a far bigger decline is on its way
Agrokultura raises game as investor 'lifts stake'
Agrokultura touts its credentials as a farm operator as it says that a Russian investor swooping on its shares may have struck again
Nutreco assures on profits despite contract losses
Shares in the feed and meat group extend a revival after it forecasts at least flat full year profits, despite setbacks in Norway and Spain
Fresh Brazil crop fears send coffee price soaring
Arabica coffee futures jump, after an FCStone field trip reveals hefty damage to this year's crop from drought - and warns next year could be worse
Romania's grip on Egypt wheat orders loosens
Egypt's Gasc authority turns to Russia for most of its latest wheat order, amid talk of rain damage to Romania's crop
Farmland Partners has sights on $100m of farmland
The US farm investor says it has already lined up farms to purchase as it unveils a further share sale, after raising cash at its April flotation
Zimbabwe's wheat imports to hit record high
The country once termed a "breadbasket" will remain a large net corn importer, despite the best rains in decades, and see record high wheat purchases
Flood losses prompt cut to Canada's harvest hopes
Canadian officials now foresee a 21% slump in the country's grains and oilseeds production, with the barley harvest to fall to a 32-year low
North America setbacks slow Syngenta sales growth
The group, citing "adverse" US weather, reports quarterly sales growth of just 1.4% - although this is more than rival DuPont could manage
DuPont highlights threat from crop price falls
A boss at the owner of seed group Pioneer cautions over the knock-on effects of a strong US harvest, but says DuPont remains committed to agriculture
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