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PM markets: delivery fears, dollar milestone sink wheat
A rise in the dollar above an index level of 100 hits many commodities. But wheat fares particularly badly, hurt also by rains - which boost cotton
ICCO revises view of cocoa market from deficit to surplus
Cocoa production has outstripped supply, the ICCO says, while output from Ghana will recover this season thanks to government reforms
UK wheat sowings up after all, says owner of Agrii chain
Origin Enterprises is more upbeat on wheat area than a key survey - and less downbeat on rapeseed sowings. It unveils Poland, Ukraine estimates too
New Zealand's seasonal milking peak better than expected
Dairy futures fall on better-than-expected New Zealand milk figures, as Fonterra bears the brunt of the production slowdown
Drought, low milk price prompt FirstFarms to cut profit hopes
FirstFarms reveals a second downgrade to full-year earnings hopes, citing depressed corn yields, and weak dairy markets which will dog 2016 too
JBS pulled into Brazil's anti-corruption crackdown
Brazil's federal court is investigating state-backed loans to the world's number one meat company
Will cattle bail out Australia's beleaguered wheat growers?
With Australia's wheat relatively low on quality, much of it will be used as feed. Which makes feedlot sector dynamics especially important
Drop in almond prices is over, Select Harvests says
Almond prices, down some 25% from their summer peak, will remain elevated by historical standards, the Australian grower says
South Africans pray for rain as corn price hits 20-month high
Yellow maize futures hit their highest since March last year, boosted dryness which would be the "beginning of a severe drought"
Scandi Standard shares rise, amid signs of Norway revival
The poultry group reveals a bigger-than-expected rise in earnings, helped by recovery in the Norwegian market
Shipping slump helps French wheat win Egyptian order
Egypt's Gasc buys its biggest order of French wheat in seven months, as tumbling shipping costs erode Black Sea exporters' geographical advantage
SocGen trims livestock price outlook on ample supplies
With more cattle coming off feedlots, and a weaker outlook for consumer spending, the bank turns cooler on livestock futures
Deere staves off worst of ag equipment downturn
Shares in the make of John Deere machinery rise after it unveils upbeat profits data. Still, it warns the market decline has further to go
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