Commodities
Brazilian double whammy pushes sugar prices to 13-month low
Raw sugar futures come near to falling below 15 cents, as jitters prompted by a Brazil fuel price drop are enhanced by cane crush data
Cotlook ditches forecast of world cotton stocks drop in 2017-18
The analysis group diverges from the likes of the USDA and ICAC by seeing an end next season to the retreat in world cotton inventories
Some 1.6m acres of Saskatchewan to go unseeded, officials say
... thanks to rains, which have returned after a dry spell which saw some sowings catch-up. Spring wheat's premium hits a contract high
Farming revolution to place data centre stage, says Bayer
Bayer underlines the prospects for "digital tools" - but a large-scale Brazilian farmer warns against blinding farmers with "buzzwords"
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Select Harvests shares tumble as Australian almond crop falls short
The almond grower cuts its crop estimate for the second time, ditching expectations of a rise in output, after a problem with "blank" nuts
IGC slashes grain stocks forecast, citing industrial demand for corn
World grain stocks are now seen falling to a three-year low, with corn inventories forecast shrinking to their smallest in four years
Crop yield improvements vital, Plant Impact boss says
David Jones flags the need to boost productivity to meet global demand for crops, and foresees an end to the round of ag mega-mergers
Crop prices 'poised for gains', says Monsanto, flagging need for yield growth
Monsanto's Mac Marshall is "long-term bullish" on crop prices, saying that stocks remain relatively low, given a succession of bumper harvests
Canada prioritises quality wheat - and to see rapeseed price buoyancy
Canada's unexpectedly strong spring wheat sowings are being led by a top quality variety, AAFC says, seeing upward pressure on rapeseed prices
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
Ag investors urged to go 'back to basics' in hot sectors
David Gray, senior advisor at Altima Partners. sees dangers, as well as upside, in a rash of potential opportunities in ag investment
Grain markets, ag shares 'close to bottom of cycle' - BlackRock
BlackRock's Skye Macpherson sees better times ahead for crop prices and farm sector shares, prices of which are "very, very attractive"
Corn
Crop prices 'poised for gains', says Monsanto, flagging need for yield growth
Monsanto's Mac Marshall is "long-term bullish" on crop prices, saying that stocks remain relatively low, given a succession of bumper harvests
Wheat
Crop prices 'poised for gains', says Monsanto, flagging need for yield growth
Monsanto's Mac Marshall is "long-term bullish" on crop prices, saying that stocks remain relatively low, given a succession of bumper harvests
Soybeans
Crop prices 'poised for gains', says Monsanto, flagging need for yield growth
Monsanto's Mac Marshall is "long-term bullish" on crop prices, saying that stocks remain relatively low, given a succession of bumper harvests
Sugar
Brazilian double whammy pushes sugar prices to 13-month low
Raw sugar futures come near to falling below 15 cents, as jitters prompted by a Brazil fuel price drop are enhanced by cane crush data
Cocoa
Olam 'generally bearish' on palm oil, sees 'tough year' in cocoa
The ag trader says it sees output rises depressing palm oil prices, as it unveils a profits rise - fuelled by "opportunistic" trading in grains
Coffee
Brazil coffee exports ''to hold steady' in 2017-18, despite output fall
US officials see Brazil's coffee output falling but - citing "excellent vigour" in trees - not to the extent other commentators forecast
Cotton
Cotlook ditches forecast of world cotton stocks drop in 2017-18
The analysis group diverges from the likes of the USDA and ICAC by seeing an end next season to the retreat in world cotton inventories
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
USDA cautions over cattle price gloom - amid talk of fund selldown
US officials see cause for support for cattle prices, even amid a retreat in futures blamed on demand fears and "fund liquidation"
Dairy
Forfarmers rides out Brexit, dairy emission headwinds
Europe's largest animal feed manufacturer says it is "on course" despite dents to its UK contribution from Brexit fallout
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