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Palm output drop spurs talk of price premium to rival soyoil

Malaysian palm oil output makes its worst start to a year since 2011 - fuelling expectations for declining inventories and support for prices

'Hammered' Paris wheat futures open to upward 'pop'
Commentators flag the weak price of French wheat prices compared with US ones - shortly before Paris futures end a 10-day losing streak
US officials split over upbeat estimate for Argentine corn
US ag staff in Washington sidelined concerns from Buenos Aires colleagues in upgrading Argentina's corn crop to a level that attracted broker comment
Milling wheat prices soar in Argentina, after poor quality harvest
Argentine mills are paying twice as much than a year ago for wheat, thanks to a low-protein domestic crop - and a reluctance by growers to sell
Cotton futures hit one-year low amid fears for Chinese demand
Cotton futures take to 6% losses in a week, after a key report upgrades world stocks, citing slow US exports and "worsening" Chinese dynamics
Grain prices dip, after US hikes record world wheat stocks estimate
Corn, soy and wheat futures extend losses after key data show a 19m-tonne surge in world wheat stocks. US corn, soy stocks estimates are upgraded too
Australian wheat prices to lose some of their resilience
Australian wheat values, after been propped by currency softness, will underperform a touch, Rabobank says - as the latest harvest gets an upgrade
Canadian wheat area to drop this year, exports too
US officials take a more downbeat view of Canada's wheat prospects this year than other commentators, citing the ending of a currency tailwind
Black Sea grain exports to stay ample this season
High ranking officials talk up Russian wheat exports, and downplay tariff threat, while Ukrainian minister lifts grain export hopes
Ban on US chicken actually boosts China's total import demand
Bird flu restrictions have had the counter-intuitive effect of boosting China's chicken demand, as it struggles to source breeding stocks
Hedge funds wrong-footed by sugar price rebound
Hedge funds return to a net short position in ags, driven by bearish bets on cocoa and sugar, which more than offset better sentiment on corn, hogs
US cotton sowings to rebound this year - but not by much
US farmers will plant extra cotton, at the expense of grains. But the increase will not be as large as some investors expect, the NCC says
EU poised for third successive bumper wheat harvest
Producers' groups Copa and Cogeca lift their forecast for the world's biggest wheat harvest. But barley, corn prospects are downgraded
Ag price weakness will prove only temporary, says Jim Rogers

The investment legend tells Agrimoney that better times are ahead for commodity values - notably ags, which need to boost their appeal

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