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PM markets: month-end fund sales send grain futures lower
Early resilience in grain founders, as month-end selling kicks in. Chicago wheat ends the month down 15%. Still, soyoil and arabica coffee revive
Soybean futures heading close to $8 - but corn to rise
Allendale, in its first full forecasts for 2015-16, flags a large rise in US soybean stocks, which will hurt prices. But corn could see a summer rally
Ingredion bets on flat 2015 corn prices
The grain processor foresees corn prices staying "relatively flat" this year, after the late-2014 recovery which took the group by surprise
Tyson reassures over accelerating chicken output
Tyson Foods, unveiling earnings marginally ahead of expectations, says that demand for US chicken will more than outpace rising growth in supplies
SHV lifts Nutreco bid above E3bn, winning over two funds
The conglomerate lifts its offer for Nutreco for a second time, gaining consent for the deal from funds holding a combined 16% stake
Weyerhaeuser flags dent from US port congestion
The forestry giant, while unveiling better-than-expected results, highlights a "West Coast port slowdown" which will depress growth ahead in fibres
Sugar markets faces first of 'several' sugar deficit years
Poor finances for cane mills are finally hitting home, Green Pool says, issuing among the first forecasts for world sugar in 2015-16
CNH braces for another year of shrinking ag markets
The maker of Case and New Holland machines flags a dent to profits from slumping demand for high horsepower tractors, and forecasts a further decline
Fonterra cuts milk volume hopes for dry NZ, again
Fonterra, for a second time, downgrades expectations for milk collections in New Zealand - meaning weaker volumes at its GlobalDairyTrade auctions
PotashCorp sees fillip from setback at rival Uralkali
PotashCorp, unveiling a jump in profits, says that its 2015 potash sales will, thanks to "constraints" at rivals, sidestep a drop in world volumes
ABN cuts corn, soy, sugar price hopes. But upbeat on coffee
The bank flags the slump in oil as it lowers price forecasts for crops used largely in making biofuels. But dryness is "back on the radar" for coffee
Produce Investments hurt in crossfire of UK supermarket war
Produce Investment shares tumble after it warns of profits "substantially" below market hopes, after potatoes became a battleground for grocery giants
UK lifts hopes for grain use by ethanol plants
The UK trims its forecast for the country's exportable surplus in wheat, a downgrade attributed to improved fortunes for ethanol producers - for now
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