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Bunge fans fears of Brazil farmers hoarding crops
Bunge, unveiling lower-than-expected earnings, cites a hit from unusually slow crop selling in Brazil - a trend beginning to worry crop traders too
Mosaic flags phosphates retreat after summer surge
The fertilizer giant reports a jump in quarterly phosphates margins, thanks to soaring sales volumes. But current dynamics are less upbeat
Sugar a better bet than coffee or cocoa, says ABN
The bank recommends buying sugar on weakness, foreseeing higher values. But fears over cocoa and coffee supplies have already been well priced in
Heavy rains drive Intrepid Potash to surprise loss
The US potash group unveils its third loss in four quarters, after rains force a capacity shutdown. But it flags "positive" market conditions
Hershey cuts profit hopes, citing high dairy costs
The chocolate giant underlines the gap between resilient US milk prices and weak values abroad, as it highlights a dent from dairy and cocoa costs
Farmland Partners buys back shares, 3 months after selling them
The land investment group, revealing results ahead of forecasts, says its financial prospects are "not reflected by our current stock price"
China to gain a taste for coffee exports
... at least, so Volcafe hopes, setting up a joint venture to source and ship beans from a country which produces arabica coffee, but drinks robusta
DuPont has appetite for ag deals, despite downturn
The owner of the Pioneer seeds business foresees "challenging" times for farmers and itself. But ag acquisitions remain on the agenda
Agrokultura warns on drought harm to Russia wheat
The farm operator says that 20% of its Russian winter wheat "has emerged in a poor state", making it vulnerable to winterkill. News on dairy is better
Soymeal rally lifts prices 'beyond rational' level
Soymeal futures come within an ace of $400 a short ton before staging a sharp retreat. Does this mark an end to their 30% rally this month?
New potash capacity needed 'around 2020' - BHP
The mining group, which is developing a huge potash project in Canada, acknowledges that the market is "clearly in oversupply" - but not for ever
Sagging Agco in 'aggressive' drive to cut costs
The maker of Massey Ferguson farm equipment expects to reduce output by up to 16%, as "deteriorating far economics" curtail machinery demand
Crop price falls take toll on UK farmland market
The slide in grain prices is slowing growth in prices of prime arable land, and may lead to a "more muted" market in 2015, Savills says
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