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Cool US summer helps corn, soy, but hampers cotton

The US cotton crop is deteriorating at a time of year when it usually improves, being held back by the temperate conditions helping corn and soybeans

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Typhoon hurts China orange, cane, rice crops
China's top orange grower reports "significant" damage to a 1.4m-tree plantation from Typhoon Rammasun, which has also damaged cane and rice crops
Savills lifts forecast for UK land price rises
The property consultancy reveals higher than expected farmland price growth in the first half of the year. But lower grain prices will take a toll
Leaves and weeds provide sweetener for hard-up sugar mills
"Vegetal impurities" may not be much good for making sugar or ethanol. But they are proving invaluable nonetheless for mills in Brazil's Centre South
'Caution' in NZ land market, despite price revival
New Zealand land prices rise, led by a bounce in dairy farm values. But is it sustainable, when interest rates are rising, and milk prices falling?
Hedge fund ag selldown takes them net short on soy
Hedge funds are net short on soybeans for the first time since 2011, amid rising US crop hopes. Coffee and sugar suffer sell-offs too - but not cattle
Brazil sugar sector poised for 'wave of mergers'
A leading banker cautions over sugar mill finances as he warns that next season's cane crop in Brazil's Centre South could fall below this year's
USDA questions gloom on China dairy imports
US officials blame higher world milk output, not soft China demand, for the dairy price slump. In fact, Chinese imports are "breath-taking"
Brazilian elections 'to spur sugar price revival'
October elections will clear the way for rises in Brazil's regulated gasoline prices - fostering rises in ethanol, then sugar, values, says Datagro
Crop price declines extend fall in US land values
The latest leg down in crop markets quashed hopes of a return to growth in US farmland prices, down for an eighth successive month, a survey shows
SocGen cuts forecasts for corn, soy futures
The bank joins a debate about corn and soybean values by cutting price forecasts for both. But it is particularly downbeat on soybeans
Wheat prices soar as air crash fuels Ukraine fears
Wheat prices jump in Chicago and Paris after the apparent downing of a Malaysia passenger plane in Ukraine revives concerns over regional unrest
Good start to UK barley harvest, less so rapeseed
UK barley yields are beating the norm so far, Adas says. For rapeseed, early results are average, a trend deemed by some "a bit of a disappointment"
Feature
Smucker lifts coffee price - as futures enter bear market

The owner of the Folgers brand backs its credentials as a contrarian indicator, lifting its coffee price to customers as futures extend losses

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