Commodities
Dryness speeding Brazil sugar output 'poses threat' to volumes ahead
... says industry group Unica, after Brazil Centre South sugar production, once again, exceeds market forecasts. Futures pare, a few, losses
Coffee prices 'vulnerable to upside run' on Brazil pest outbreak
A failure by Brazil to curb the coffee borer would be a "game changer", says Judith Ganes-Chase, warning on Vietnam rains too
US farmland prices show signs of stabilising, after three-year retreat
Corn Belt land values rise for the first time in three years. Still, Plains prices extend falls, and lenders remain cautious over prospects
AM markets: ags revive from USDA shocker amid data doubts
The market "tsunami" of the last session, on US crop surprises, peters out, amid investor scepticism. Grains, canola, cotton gain
Corn, soy, wheat prices plunge on buoyant US crop supply hopes
The US cuts corn yield hopes by less than traders had expected, and makes a surprise lift to the soy forecast. Russia's wheat crop is upgraded too
SLC Agricola hails retreat from Brazil's drought-prone north east
The large-scale farm operator reveals it has taken below 25% its planting exposure to two states in the once-fashionable Mapitoba region
Strategie Grains flags north-south divide in EU wheat yields, quality
The analysis group notes strong harvests in the likes of France and Hungary. But German "quality has degraded", with yields disappointing too
Canola, rapeseed market faces 'explosive situation' - Oil World
Australia and Canada face "quite severe" canola crop losses to drought, the analysis group says, warning of "demand rationing"
Output surge swells Malaysia palm oil stocks at fastest since 2014
Malaysia's palm inventories expand far faster than traders had expected. But was the growth down to a one-off factor? Futures show gains
Parachute pants help throw light on butter price surge
Why have butter prices hit record highs? EU dairy policy is part of the answer. But so is the story of break dancing, mullets and power dressing
Brazil's coffee exports fall, as producers await higher prices
Brazil's coffee exports record their weakest July performance in at least a decade, dipping "below estimates", according to data from Cecafe
Brokers upbeat on corn, cotton, sugar price outlooks - but not wheat
... according to FocusEconomics analysis, which also shows some optimism on soybean prices next year, but a neutral take on cocoa and coffee
US beef packers in clover until 2020, says Tyson Foods
The top US meatpacker is upbeat over prospects in beef, with cattle supplies seen continuing to grow, while exports are buoying demand
Corn
Corn, soy, wheat prices plunge on buoyant US crop supply hopes
The US cuts corn yield hopes by less than traders had expected, and makes a surprise lift to the soy forecast. Russia's wheat crop is upgraded too
Wheat
Strategie Grains flags north-south divide in EU wheat yields, quality
The analysis group notes strong harvests in the likes of France and Hungary. But German "quality has degraded", with yields disappointing too
Soybeans
Canola, rapeseed market faces 'explosive situation' - Oil World
Australia and Canada face "quite severe" canola crop losses to drought, the analysis group says, warning of "demand rationing"
Sugar
Dryness speeding Brazil sugar output 'poses threat' to volumes ahead
... says industry group Unica, after Brazil Centre South sugar production, once again, exceeds market forecasts. Futures pare, a few, losses
Cocoa
Callebaut flags 'high' cocoa grind margins, as demand revives
The chocolate giant unveils better-than-expected sales growth, at a time when "tight" supplies of cocoa products are supporting margins
Coffee
Coffee prices 'vulnerable to upside run' on Brazil pest outbreak
A failure by Brazil to curb the coffee borer would be a "game changer", says Judith Ganes-Chase, warning on Vietnam rains too
Cotton
Cotton futures plunge limit down, after US forecasts record yield
Futures fall the exchange maximum after the US hikes its harvest hopes - wrong-footing many investors, who had expected a downgrade
Farmland
US farmland prices show signs of stabilising, after three-year retreat
Corn Belt land values rise for the first time in three years. Still, Plains prices extend falls, and lenders remain cautious over prospects
Livestock
US beef packers in clover until 2020, says Tyson Foods
The top US meatpacker is upbeat over prospects in beef, with cattle supplies seen continuing to grow, while exports are buoying demand
Dairy
Parachute pants help throw light on butter price surge
Why have butter prices hit record highs? EU dairy policy is part of the answer. But so is the story of break dancing, mullets and power dressing
Fertilizer
Phosphate prices may find support from Chinese output cuts
... says Russia's PhosAgro, echoing comments from US rival Mosaic over Chinese prospects. The group also unveils solid domestic sales growth