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Black Earth warns of elevated winterkill - but shares soar
The Russian farm operator says it has already written off 11% of its winter wheat. But it is underlines some fillips to spring sowings prospects
Morning markets: soybeans attempt firm end to strong month
Soybean futures gain, with grains up too. Fears over Brazil's truckers' strike are playing a role. Is month-end short covering a big factor too?
South Africa faces biggest corn imports since 1991
"Severe drought" has left South Africa facing a 32% tumble in corn production this year, the first official forecast shows
Fonterra holds milk payout, amid doubts over market rebound
The co-operative holds at an eight-year low its forecast milk price paid to farmers, amid doubts over the sustainability of a recovery in world values
IGC upbeat on world 2015 corn, wheat prospects
The IGC lifts its forecast for 2015-16 global wheat output and, while seeing corn production falling, says supplies will stay "comfortable"
Coffee, sugar, wheat better bets than soybeans - Rabobank
Investors appear too upbeat on soybean futures, but have overdone selling in arabica coffee, sugar and wheat, Rabobank says
EU pork imports to hit 23-year high, despite Russia ban
US officials issue upbeat forecasts for EU beef and pork exports, saying merchants are finding alternatives to the closed-off Russian market
Sugar futures hit 5-year low, as ISO adds to price gloom
Sugar futures tumble as the ISO revises its data to show a rise in world stocks this season, and foresees limited chances of a price revival for now
Gladstone flags faith in US farmland, as losses narrow
Gladstone Land says it has "many more" potential farm purchases in the works, after buying 11 last year for a total of $68m
'Risky practice' to lift Paraguay soy harvest to record high
Paraguay's soybean production will rise by 700,000 tonnes in 2015-16, lifted by the spread of second crop sowings, US farm officials say
Egypt places big US wheat order, after prices lowered
Egypt's Gasc authority makes its biggest order of US wheat in years, lured by prices far lower than those it was offered at a tender last week
Corn prices to 'remain supported', says SocGen
The bank believes the USDA was too generous in forecasts for US corn stocks next season. SocGen is modestly bullish on cotton too, but not on wheat
Sanderson Farms sanguine on rising US broiler volumes
Buoyant demand "could" absorb the extra chicken supply in the offing Sanderson Farms says, as it unveils a doubling in earnings
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