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Hedge funds prefer hard wheat to soft, coffee to cocoa, cattle to hogs...
Hedge funds, having spent months betting on gains in soft commodity prices and losses in grains, focus on spreads within ag sectors
Platts sees global sugar deficit worsening
The analyst sees demand far outstripping supply next season, as worries emerge over the second half of the Brazilian cane crop
AM markets: palm oil, cotton dodge grain market malaise
India's removal of import levies lifts palm oil futures to a five-month high, while offering some help to wheat too. Cotton rise in New York and China
China's tariff on imports of DDGs threatens US soymeal prices
China, the world's top buyer of distillers' grains, slaps a tariff on its imports - with potential knock on implications in the US feed market
Russia to remain 'sleeping giant' of global beef trade for some time
Squeezed budgets are driving Russians to substitute beef with pork on a massive scale
Expansion into palm oil's 'new frontier' snags on land muddles
"Several" palm groups, squeezed for space in Asia, are buying in Peru. But land mix-ups, underlined by a cocoa dispute, are marring progress
Egypt may suffer lasting hangover from ergot rumpus
Egypt may face a need to accelerate wheat purchases at a time when it is being forced by wary merchants to pay a premium
Rabobank still bullish on US beef prices
Rabobank trims its forecast for beef prices, but remains bullish, while ranchers got another piece of good news as China relaxes import rules
Rain threatens hopes for record Australian chickpea crop
The Australian chickpea harvest could be considerably smaller than thought, due to unwanted rains across key regions
Colombia's coffee output resurgence has further to run
... says Marcela Uruena, an ICO boss and former senior advisor at growers' group Fedecafe. Output should reach levels not seen since 1991-92
Suedzucker hikes profits hopes - as 'element of fear' lifts sugar prices
Europe's top sugar refiner upgrades its full-year guidance, citing higher sugar prices - which top $600 a tonne for the first time since 2012
Fishing, cocoa offer solutions to 'dangerously low' coffee profits
Coffee growers face persistent losses despite the growth in the retail sector to $200bn. How to ensure farmers share in the success?
Conab slashes Brazilian robusta hopes, after drought damage
Robusta futures rally to a 19-month high, as Brazilian hopes get another downgrade
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