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Ukraine sunflower seed sowings may grow further from record high
Sunflower processing giant, and grower, Kernel Holding flags a "strong economic incentive" for the crop in the world's top producing country
AM markets: demand signs help soy, palm oil to strong start
... but grain futures are not so enthusiastic, as investors assess whether more hedge fund buying is on the cards, after a wave of short covering
Robusta coffee prices top arabica values in Brazil, for first time
Robusta beans have become more expensive than arabica in the top coffee-growing nation, amid fears of third successive drought-hit crop
UK farmers 'seriously questioning' future of rapeseed
Strutt & Parker says that a tumble in UK rapeseed yields to 12-year lows has provoked "indecision" over it future in sowings plans
US farmland prices fall for first time in six years
Farmland prices have dropped for the first time since 2010, Ncreif says, flagging declines in major wheat and row crop-growing areas
Rabo flags 'buying opportunities' in soy, warns against cocoa price gloom
... but the bank retains a "bearish" outlook on coffee, flagging the prospect of large Colombian output. It foresees lower sugar premiums too
Nitrogen industry faces 'long-term oversupply situation', Yara warns
... flagging extra output in Africa and the US which have depressed prices such that even some Chinese plants are struggling. Still, Yara shares soar
Cash-raising by $22bn unlisted funds sector revives
After a slow start in 2016, fundraising by unlisted agriculture funds is recovering - just as ag commodity prices are proving more buoyant too
Dangote sees agriculture as having biggest growth potential
The Nigerian giant, while operating in sectors from cement to gas, flags the importance of agriculture, in which it is growing its landbank
EU milk output growth to slow to eight-year low
Growth in EU milk production, which many blame for the depth of the dairy price collapse, will slow to a trickle next year, US officials say
EU farmers to stick by wheat for 2017, even after this year's poor crop
Strategie Grains, in its first forecast for EU soft wheat sowings for the 2017 harvest, sees them proving little changed. But durum area will dip
'Upside potential' for palm oil prices, despite output revival signs
Sipef says "strong recoveries in palm oil output are happening" in parts of Indonesia. But the plantations group is sanguine on prices nonetheless
Brazil robusta price tops R$500 a bag - amid fears for 2017 crop
Robusta coffee is worth very nearly as much as arabica coffee in Brazil - for which Procafe unveils a downbeat 2017 harvest estimate
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