Downturn in European ag machinery market 'to end this year'
Sales of agricultural equipment could actually grow in 2017, as demand in Eastern Europe booms, industry group Cema says
Margin prospects 'better for beef packers than pork processors'
So says MetLife, flagging a boost to hog price prospects from growth in pork plant capacity. Still, it is beef packers which started 2017 weakly
Trump's trade shake-ups 'may negatively impact' US agri groups
Ag lending giant MetLife flags the threat to US agribusiness groups from potential trade hiccups. Still, there is some cause for optimism too
Brazil meat groups' shares stabilise, amid hopes of scandal blowing over
The aftermath of a food safety furore has been "chaotic" for Brazil. But many commentators believe the fallout will prove short-lived
OCP says phosphate markets have bottomed
Prices are picking up thanks to rising demand, and easing world production, the Moroccan phosphate giant says
California almond crop could actually fall, despite welcome rains
'Controversy hangs over' the 2017 California almond crop, with fears that wet weather kept bees from flying during the crucial pollination period
Fonterra 'cautiously positive' on dairy prices, even as futures bounce
The group flags causes such as rising import demand for, some, optimism on prices - despite raising its forecast for New Zealand milk output
UK farming in recovery mode, 'helped by ag price rises'
... says farm retail-to-grain trader Wynnstay, which adds that it is to "return to growth", fuelled by promising feed, seed, fertilizer sales
Brazil meatpackers' shares tumble, as scandal provokes trade curbs
JBS shares take to 20% their plunge in two sessions, as major meat buyers such as China and South Korea restrict imports from Brazil
Adecoagro mulls sugar takeovers - and rice, dairy, meat investments
The Soros-backed farm operator says it has been looking at "many, many" Brazilian cane mills, and is investigating Argentine expansion too
Rains spur Argentine soy yield hopes - but bring 'complications' too
Soros-backed Adecoagro flags "excellent" farm conditions, as a grains exchange heralds a soy upgrade. But harvest is yet to come...
Lenders fuel hopes that worst is over for US ag machinery market
A survey in US farm states shows its best figure for equipment sales in two years - if still a "very weak" reading. Land prices stay in decline
K+S says booming potash volumes will lift revenues, earnings
The completion of a major new facility in Canada, as well as the resolution of a waste water disposal issue Germany, will boost output
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