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PM markets: cereal futures ease as funds back off
Coffee markets drop ahead of the Brazilian Mardi Gras holiday, while sugar prices drop below 20 cents a pound
'Strong' demand to keep soy prices high, compared with corn
China's appetite for soybeans will prevent a US glut of the oilseed, despite record sowings. But corn exports will see "stiffer competition"
Fear of land grabs 'threatens South African ag investment'
The ANC ups pressure for forced land seizure without compensation. But critics say the idea would deter investment and is unconstitutional
Chinese cotton stocks to plummet, despite rising imports and production
China cotton stocks will shrink again in 2017-18, spurring a rise in imports, US officials say. Cotlooks sees China's inventories falling too
US wheat harvest to fall by most in 26 years, boding well for prices
US officials see the domestic wheat crop tumbling in 2017-18 at a rate exceeded only once in 50 years, contributing to a drop in world output
Russian wheat prices to fall and 'regain export competiveness'
Black Earth Farming flags ideas that farmers will not be able to hold out for ever for higher values, as it unveils a return to the red
Argentina lifts wheat crop to record high - but cuts corn, soy area hopes
Argentina lifts its estimates for its wheat harvest - and exports. Rains have curbed corn, soybean sowings. But will they boost yields?
Glencore eyes new ag acquisitions - potentially in the US
"We need to get bigger in the United States, it's a part of the business we miss," says Glencore chief executive Ivan Glasenberg
US farmers to sow even more cotton, soy this year than thought
... at the expense of grains, plantings of which will be depressed by soft prices, officials say. Wheat seedings will fall to the lowest on record
Urban sprawl drives up some, but not all, US farmland rent
Investors look for corn belt rents to decline, but in California spreading suburbs are squeezing out farmland, driving rents higher
IGC sees 'slight' fall in 2017 wheat area - but flags scope for bigger dip
A "poor profits outlook" may see some farms cut wheat in spring sowings, the IGC says, as debate grows on Russian prospects
Rabo sanguine on cocoa, soy, wheat prices - but cautious on cotton
Rabobank flags a "supportive outlook" for wheat futures, and scope for cocoa, soy price gains. There are bullish factors in cotton too, but...
Egyptian wheat purchases speed ahead of last season's pace
The biggest wheat buyer accelerates purchases, even as supplies from top origin Russia get more expensive - in some cases topping French offers
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