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'Returns definitely there' for ag investors, World Bank expert says
World Bank ag markets adviser Marc Sadler sees growing sophistication among farm investors. Which may be just as well, given tests facing the sector
CNH sales rise on strong Latin American tractor business
The maker of Case and New Holland tractors reports good business in South America and Asia outweighing slugging markets elsewhere
PotashCorp lifts profit forecast on hopes of better sales
The Canadian potash miner remains upbeat about world demand prospects in 2017, despite a trim to expected Indian consumption
World grain stocks to fall less steeply than thought in 2017-18 - IGC
The council ups hopes for global grains output next season, despite noting "weather concerns", and cuts expectations for wheat demand too
Argentine farmers, facing 'serious weed problem', to lift corn, wheat area
Argentina is to continue regaining "importance" in wheat exports in 2017-18, and set a record in corn, as back-to-back soy growing loses favour
Palm oil prices have scope for recovery - short-term
...says Anglo-Eastern Plantations, but sees them dipping in the second half of 2017, amid ideas of demand headwinds as well as reviving output
Rabobank trims sugar outlook, still bullish on coffee
The bank cuts its coffee price outlook after a recent technical sell-off, but retains an upbeat outlook on price prospects, citing Brazilian dryness
'Very strong' Chinese demand sends A2 shares to record high
The infant formula group ups its revenue forecast, citing "particularly strong" demand in China - a market causing headaches for some sivals
Rabobank slashes soy price hopes on big US, South America crop prospects
The bank also notes delayed Chinese buying, and warns that slow US corn sowings could mean acres switched to soybeans
US timberland returns tick up, ahead of US-Canada trade spat
Earnings and prices for US timberland were rising this year, even before the White House stepped in with tariffs on Canadian competitors
Yara shares fall, as it warns over Chinese boost to urea prices
The fertilizer giant unveils below-forecast results, as it fails to exploit reviving prices, and flags urea capacity increases outside China
EU to become net-exporter of sugar after beet industry shake-up
The deregulation of the bloc's domestic sugar industry will send production soaring, lifting exports above imports, US officials said
Record US soybean sowings lift DuPont profits
The seed giant reports rising sales, although a shift away from corn is delaying some returns, particularly after shift to direct farmer sales
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