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Russia-Ukraine tensions send wheat prices soaring - again
Russia sends a humanitarian convoy into Ukraine, without Kiev consent, renewing tensions. Wheat prices soar. Soy gains on a US scramble for supplies
Low crop prices dent US farm values, tractor sales
US farmland prices fall for a ninth successive month, while ag machinery sales activity hits a record low, a survey shows, foreseeing further setbacks
EU 'mulling storage aid' for Russia-hit milk firms
The European Commission may extend to dairy its support programme for agriculture groups affected by Russia's ban on EU food imports
US soft red winter wheat high in fungal residues
US wheat promoters urge importers to "pay close attention" to soft red winter wheat specifications after tests reveal high vomitoxin levels
US carmakers, Brazil soy farmers drive timber fund fortunes
Phaunos Timber Fund may be hoping for a thriving US auto industry, and wet Brazilian harvest, a report into the struggling fund reveals
Brazil retreat dents US hard winter wheat market
The US, unusually, sees more order cancellations than fresh export business for its hard winter wheat, whose futures lose ground in the complex
Chances rise of record UK wheat yield
Adas lifts its yield estimate for the UK wheat crop as harvest passes the half way mark. Crucially, quality is holding up, despite increased rains
Canada unveils lowball canola, wheat forecasts
Statistics Canada forecasts the Canadian canola and wheat crops at levels well below market expectations, citing loss of crops to "excessive rains"
Hormel pork margins to dip, as hog prices plunge
Hormel unveils quarterly results ahead of Wall Street forecasts. But, with pork margins to fall, the group sticks with expectations for the full year
Palm oil, rubber 'prices to prove rangebound'
Plantations group Sipef sees little downside to palm oil futures at 5-year lows, but is cautious over a rebound. Still, tea's rebound should continue
Brazil's coffee flowering divides arabica, robusta
Brazil's July-August coffee flowering has been welcomed as "good" by robusta growers, but not by arabia producers still harvesting the 2014 crop
US too low on corn, soy yield but overstating area
US farm officials may be too downbeat on corn and soybean yield potential. But they are overestimating sowings, Macquarie says
Glencore credits Canada for 'striking' ag results
The copper-to-cane group unveils a sharp recovery in agriculture profits, led by its Canadian unit, and foresees maintaining improvement
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