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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

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
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
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
Dairy price retreat 'not over yet'
A jump in milk production will continue to put pressure on dairy prices, sating China's needs. But there are dynamics offering some support to values
US corn sowings lag, but investors not nervous yet
Cold weather slows US plantings of corn to well behind the average pace, with sowings of cotton and spring wheat behind too. Frost hurts winter wheat
Corn leads retreat in hedge fund optimism on ags
Hedge funds cut their bullish bets on a agricultural commodities for a second week, as shares revive in popularity. Corn sees the biggest selldown
Kernel's grain exports soar despite Ukraine crisis
The Ukraine agribusiness unveils jumps in both grain sales and exports, saying it has been "business as normal" despite the country's political crisis
Talk of HFCS replacing sugar in EU 'far from true'
US officials dismiss ideas of European sugar reforms sparking a boom in demand for isoglucose, the equivalent of America's high fructose corn syrup
Hopes ease for EU wheat crop, but rise for exports
Strategie Grains trims its forecast for this year's EU wheat harvest, amid an uptick in unease over weather. But exports will stay strong in 2014-15
Brazil coffee fears 'for real' - and a threat to 2015 too

Coffee expert Carlos Brando, an adviser to the World Bank, says that hot and dry weather in Brazil could hurt output both this year and next

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