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Upbeat Brazil coffee estimate sends prices lower

The world's biggest coffee harvest will rise by 2.5m bags next year, Volcafe says, in one of the most upbeat - and best-researched - forecasts yet

Vietnam coffee export dip sparks talk of hoarding
A surprise fall in Vietnam's coffee shipments last month spurs ideas that farmers are holding on to beans, in the hope of higher prices
Hedge funds hike bullish bets on ags - even as oil retreats
Hedge funds turn net long in Chicago wheat for the first time since June, and hike positive corn and soy bets. But livestock markets see a sell-down
Hedge funds 'pantsed' in bearish shift on ag bets
Hedge funds cut bullish positioning on ags at the fastest pace since July - and may wish they had held firm on bets on the likes of corn and soybeans
Coffee prices dip amid fears of fund selling spree
Arabica coffee records its weakest close in four months, undermined by pre-holiday malaise - and concerns over early-2014 fund activity
Live cattle prices 'have best prospects among ags'
Rabobank says live cattle futures will set fresh record highs next year, and is upbeat about cotton and sugar prices too - but cooler on coffee
Volcafe, US officials clash on Vietnam coffee
USDA staff take a far more upbeat view of the world's second-biggest coffee crop than merchant Volcafe. They differ on export prospects too
Cotton 'best bet' among crops, and soybeans worst
Societe Generale cuts its forecast for cotton prices, but to levels above those investors are factoring in. The outlook for soybeans is not so rosy
Brazil coffee crop 'better than initially thought'
Brazil's coffee output fell less far than forecast this year, US officials say, proving upbeat on quality too - and lifting ideas for Colombian output
Smucker admits 'misstep' over coffee price hike
Smucker says that coffee drinkers are more sensitive to prices than it had thought, as it acknowledges handing customers "sticker shock"
Indonesia coffee export hopes cut as El Nino looms
Indonesian coffee exports will fall further than thought in 2014-15, thanks in part to weaker production prospects, US officials say
Soaring coffee costs force Smuckers profit warning
The US coffee-to-donuts giant lowers its earnings guidance, as it underlines the difficulty posed to roasters by the bull market in beans
Sugar a better bet than coffee or cocoa, says ABN
The bank recommends buying sugar on weakness, foreseeing higher values. But fears over cocoa and coffee supplies have already been well priced in
Are rains too late to save Brazil's coffee crop?

Brazil's coffee plantations are to receive long-awaited rains. But Judith Ganes-Chase says drought has already caused "serious harm"

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