Commodities
Ideas of harvest delays price Russian wheat out of Egyptian tender
Russian wheat misses out at a tender by Egypt's Gasc for only the second time in a year. Romania, Ukraine win orders. French is cheaper too
Tereos underlines industry scramble to exploit EU sugar shake-up
The world's third largest sugar producer sees a 25% surge in its beet volumes in its key French market, as the sector braces for quota removal
New Zealand milk output to pull out of decline, as prices recover
... to judge by a forecast from sector giant Fonterra. Still, milk output will remain below record levels, amid some farmer debt struggles
UK turns net wheat importer, as ethanol plant demand surges
UK wheat imports this season will exceed exports for only the fourth time in 25 years, officials say, flagging growing biofuels demand
Ribeye prices hit record, as quest for fat spreads to meat from dairy
Ribeye steak prices follow butter in soaring as "consumers vote for more flavour" - as long as it comes from fat rather than sugar
Could Zimbabwe return to being a net corn exporter?
The country, once famed for its agricultural production, has revealed plans to return to exports by 2020. But is this really likely?
Abares slashes world sugar price hopes, citing raised output ideas
The official Australian crop bureau reverses to expect a rise in world sugar stocks in 2017-18, despite a cut to domestic output prospects
Wheat futures renew rally, amid fresh worries over EU, US dryness
Data show US spring wheat deteriorating further, defying expectations of revival. In Europe, a heatwave spurs worries of crop "scalding"
Abares adds sorghum to list of crops seeing production downgrade
... for 2017-18, with the bureau citing competition with cotton for land. Among wine crops, Abares makes a deep cut to canola export hopes
CropEnergies shares jump, as Ensus ethanol plant 'comes right'
The ethanol group lifts its profits hopes, after its reopened UK ethanol plant begins to realise, at last, some of the hopes for it
Hedge funds, wrong-footed by grains rally, 'swallow losses'
Hedge funds' surprising spring bearish spree on grain price falls appears to have led to losses. Still, many look in the money on sugar
World coffee stocks to shrink to six-year low in 2017-18
... says the USDA, noting that while demand will hit a record high, coffee output will stay flat. But the make-up of the stocks is unusual too
World barley prices 'to soften' - but oats could 'rally' yet
So say Canada's farm ministry, seeing harvest pressure about to tell on barley, while demand factors give a boost to oat values
Corn
Could Zimbabwe return to being a net corn exporter?
The country, once famed for its agricultural production, has revealed plans to return to exports by 2020. But is this really likely?
Wheat
Ideas of harvest delays price Russian wheat out of Egyptian tender
Russian wheat misses out at a tender by Egypt's Gasc for only the second time in a year. Romania, Ukraine win orders. French is cheaper too
Soybeans
Abares adds sorghum to list of crops seeing production downgrade
... for 2017-18, with the bureau citing competition with cotton for land. Among wine crops, Abares makes a deep cut to canola export hopes
Sugar
Tereos underlines industry scramble to exploit EU sugar shake-up
The world's third largest sugar producer sees a 25% surge in its beet volumes in its key French market, as the sector braces for quota removal
Cocoa
Ag price forecasters upbeat over soy, sugar - but not wheat
... according to a survey by FocusEconomics, which also flags an upgrade to hopes for corn futures. But forecasters lose optimism over cocoa
Coffee
World coffee stocks to shrink to six-year low in 2017-18
... says the USDA, noting that while demand will hit a record high, coffee output will stay flat. But the make-up of the stocks is unusual too
Cotton
Abares adds sorghum to list of crops seeing production downgrade
... for 2017-18, with the bureau citing competition with cotton for land. Among wine crops, Abares makes a deep cut to canola export hopes
Farmland
Farmland Partners may buy land in Canada, but rules out Scottish deal
Paul Pittman, the land group's chief executive, says that it is mulling a Canadian deal, seeing land prices as in for long-term growth
Livestock
Ribeye prices hit record, as quest for fat spreads to meat from dairy
Ribeye steak prices follow butter in soaring as "consumers vote for more flavour" - as long as it comes from fat rather than sugar
Dairy
New Zealand milk output to pull out of decline, as prices recover
... to judge by a forecast from sector giant Fonterra. Still, milk output will remain below record levels, amid some farmer debt struggles
Fertilizer
PhosAgro sees Chinese cutbacks curbing phosphate price pressure
... however, the Russia-based group warns against overoptimism over prices too, given capacity rises elsewhere, echoing comments from Mosaic