Commodities
'Dramatic' turn wetter in Australia's weather boosts sorghum prospects
Rains may be too late to save Australia's wheat crop from a 10-year low. But sorghum output may double, a relief to livestock and alcohol producers
Brazil's coffee industry needs action 'soon' over climate change
... says expert Carlos Brando, flagging an output slowdown, and warning a "new drought may be brewing" in the top robusta-growing state
AM markets: wheat extends, relative, firmness vs soybeans
... despite what the latest global supply data might suggest. Corn futures underperform. But vegetable oils make a firmer start to the week
Skim milk price discount hits biggest in years, amid jitters over EU
The discount of skim milk powder prices to whole milk powder hits its highest in years, amid mounting worries over EU policy and stocks
UK arable land prices revive, after 19% tumble
Prices in England, which holds most UK arable farms, have won support from investors and a squeeze on supplies for sale, Strutt & Parker says
Rise in Chinese births to 20-year high spawns Danone sales growth
Shares in the French dairy giant hit a record high after it sales growth beats forecasts, helped by surging infant formula trade in China
Brokers stay upbeat on coffee, corn, sugar prices, despite ag malaise
Analysts have cut price forecasts for a range of crops, even while hopes grow for energy and metals values, FocusEconomics research shows
Fonterra slashes hopes for growth in New Zealand milk volumes
Wet weather cuts milk output prospects in the top exporting country - a setback Bank of New Zealand sees as supportive to world prices
Hedge fund dynamics mean 'feeder cattle prices to underperform'
... says SocGen, while seeing potential for short-covering bounces in coffee, sugar prices. After all, commodities as a whole are in vogue
Cocoa futures 'building solid base of support'
... says Judith Ganes-Chase, flagging "production risks" at a time when improved grinding margins are encouraging processor demand
China's hog herd to renew expansion, boding ill for pork imports
China's hog herd will grow in 2018 for the first time in six years, as a sector shake-up passes a tipping point, US officials say
US sees China as 'major wildcard' in cotton, as it cuts domestic crop hopes
Officials cut hopes for the hurricane-hit US cotton crop a less than investors had expected. Still, will China start raising imports again?
Soy futures jump on surprise US yield cut. Corn gains too
The US makes an unexpected downgrade to its estimate for its soybean yield. Prices rise, helping corn bounce from contract lows
Corn
'Dramatic' turn wetter in Australia's weather boosts sorghum prospects
Rains may be too late to save Australia's wheat crop from a 10-year low. But sorghum output may double, a relief to livestock and alcohol producers
Wheat
'Dramatic' turn wetter in Australia's weather boosts sorghum prospects
Rains may be too late to save Australia's wheat crop from a 10-year low. But sorghum output may double, a relief to livestock and alcohol producers
Soybeans
Soy futures jump on surprise US yield cut. Corn gains too
The US makes an unexpected downgrade to its estimate for its soybean yield. Prices rise, helping corn bounce from contract lows
Sugar
Supply fundamentals win out over chart signals
... at least in the raw sugar market on Monday, when futures ignore signals that they are "close to breaking higher". Will this last?
Cocoa
Cocoa futures 'building solid base of support'
... says Judith Ganes-Chase, flagging "production risks" at a time when improved grinding margins are encouraging processor demand
Coffee
Brazil's coffee industry needs action 'soon' over climate change
... says expert Carlos Brando, flagging an output slowdown, and warning a "new drought may be brewing" in the top robusta-growing state
Cotton
US sees China as 'major wildcard' in cotton, as it cuts domestic crop hopes
Officials cut hopes for the hurricane-hit US cotton crop a less than investors had expected. Still, will China start raising imports again?
Farmland
UK arable land prices revive, after 19% tumble
Prices in England, which holds most UK arable farms, have won support from investors and a squeeze on supplies for sale, Strutt & Parker says
Livestock
'Dramatic' turn wetter in Australia's weather boosts sorghum prospects
Rains may be too late to save Australia's wheat crop from a 10-year low. But sorghum output may double, a relief to livestock and alcohol producers
Dairy
Skim milk price discount hits biggest in years, amid jitters over EU
The discount of skim milk powder prices to whole milk powder hits its highest in years, amid mounting worries over EU policy and stocks
Fertilizer
Watchdogs urge stake sales as price of Agrium-PotashCorp merger
PotashCorp, which owns shares in the likes of SQM and ICL, is to sell "certain" minority stakes. But SQM and ICL share prices diverge. Why?