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Russia grain export curbs to affect farmland prices

Farmland prices in southern Russia, the main source of the country's wheat exports, will underperform those of central regions, SovEcon says

Brazil's fertilizer market to stagnate as sowings fall
Growth in Brazil's fertilizer use will stall in 2015-16 as plantings - unusually - fall, Fertilizantes Heringer says, but is upbeat on sector profits
China accelerates its emergence as a broiler exporter
The country's net chicken meat exports will hit a record this year, in part thanks to the dent to domestic demand from disease outbreaks
UK farmers stick with rapeseed, but cut winter wheat area
UK growers appear to have planted more rapeseed than had been thought. But winter wheat plantings dropped more than was expected
Dairy rally slows as whole milk powder prices retreat
Dairy prices rise at GlobalDairyTrade, but at a far slower rate, as whole milk powder proves reluctant to rise further above \$3,000 a tonne
Wheat, soy prices to fall in 2015-16 - unlike corn values
Abares forecasts a drop in soybean and hard red winter wheat prices to multi-year lows. But barley and corn prices will increase
Cotton price to fall to nine-year low next season
Cotton prices will fall further in 2015-16, to their lowest since 2006-07, Abares says, offering little hope either of a revival in sugar values
Deterioration in US winter wheat slows - but doesn't stop
Snow cover protects US seedlings from an unusually cold February, allowing crops to improve in some areas. But ratings fall in key states
Wheat prices may see revival - but not cotton, sugar
ANZ, citing northern hemisphere crop threats, sees "upside" risks to wheat prices. But for cotton and sugar, price prospects look less promising
Hedge funds resume bearish swing in ag bets
Coffee, grains and sugar sustain the bulk of selling pressure and hedge funds, for the seventh time in eight weeks, cut their net long in ags
Indian wheat output to fall, cutting export prospects
India's wheat exports will hit a four-year low in 2015-16, as output declines, amid concerns over soil salinity and seed "fatigue", US officials say
Ivory Coast to overtake Netherlands as top cocoa processor
The biggest cocoa producer is to become the biggest bean processor too, the ICCO says, as it forecasts a return to a world output deficit in 2014-15
Corn sowings may prove victim of Russia, Ukraine hiccups
"Challenging" financial conditions in the countries may see farmers give up on corn sowings, SovEcon says. But they won't leave land vacant
Cocoa futures - will 2015 bring a third successive year of gains?

Cocoa futures fulfilled early-year expectations by rising in 2014, helped by ideas of structural output deficit. But has the theme been overplayed?

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