Canada growers make surprise cut to canola sowings

Canola is not proving as popular as had been thought with Canadian growers, who expect to sow more wheat than had been thought, and lift soybean area

Coffee futures revive as Citi cuts Brazil estimate
The bank cuts its forecast for Brazil's coffee harvest to "the lowest on the Street", saying damage from drought appears worse than initially thought
Sipef hopeful on rubber price, upbeat on palm oil
The plantations group sees "light at the end of the tunnel" for rubber prices, which have hit a four-year low. It is "optimistic" on palm oil values
Opinion: New Zealand dairy investment isn't such a bad bet
Aquila has turned to Australian dairy for its next investment drive. But should funds really turn their back on New Zealand, an investor asks?
PotashCorp trims forecast for 2014 profits fall
The fertilizer giant, citing a "slightly improved" potash market, nudges higher hopes for full-year profits, although they are still set to decline
Dow raises ag profits, despite weather setbacks
The conglomerate reports a drop in seed takings, hit by the extended US winter. But a rise in European agrichemical sales keeps sector profits growing
Sugar price gains on weak Brazil output forecast
Unica, in first forecasts for 2014-15, sees sugar output in Brazil's Centre South falling faster than some had expected, as cane mills favour ethanol
Drought-hit southern Plains weakest US land market
Returns from US farmland have slowed this year, with prices in the southern Plains falling a little, real estate professionals say
Argentine farmers' soy hoarding to keep growing
US officials foresee Argentine farmers' soy stockpiles rising to account for one-quarter of the harvest, saying it "makes no sense" to sell too much
ABF sugar profits tumble, with more weakness ahead
The tea-to-grain trading group cautions over further setbacks to its European sugar operations. But a strong performance in clothing cheers investors
Coffee price hits two-year high on Volcafe data
Coffee prices jump after Volcafe cuts its hopes for Brazil's coffee harvest, again, and raises its forecast for the world production deficit
El Nino to cut Thai sugar output - but not exports
The weather pattern will dent cane yields in Thailand, the second-ranked sugar exporter. But, unlike in top-rated rival Brazil, shipments will grow
Canada farmers in 'near-record' silo building wave
Canadian growers are clamouring to raise storage capacity after the winter rail hiccups, US officials say, as they forecast strong canola sowings
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The commodity price which gains most during El Ninos is...
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