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Market 'too optimistic' on Brazil arabica crop, say producers

The Conselho Nacional do Café says Brazil's coffee harvest is showing signs of drought damage, and flags a potential hangover for 2016 too

Goldman upgrades Deere, as ags preferred to other commodities
Are ags different from other commodities for investors? The idea has gained support from the likes of Barclays, Goldman and JP Morgan
Hedge fund losses in grains mount, as contrary bet flounders
Hedge funds lifted bullish positioning in corn and soy even amid a drop in prices - which have continued to fall. Bets on sugar, cattle fare better
Rabo lifts corn, soy price outlooks - reassures on coffee, wheat
The bank cautious over the threat to crop prices from a stronger dollar. But it is reasonably sanguine on prospects for many ags nonetheless
Was Starbucks too quick to exploit coffee price retreat?
The groups says coffee for fiscal 2016 has been purchased at rates "slightly lower" than a year before, in contrast to a huge drop in futures
Hedge funds caught out by ag price retreat
Hedge funds extended bullish positioning on ags to a one-year high - only for prices to fall. And further price declines may be "warranted"
Roasters, stocks may revive arabica's premium over robusta
Relatively weak arabica coffee prices may lure roasters to switch beans, while robusta faces extra pressure from large stocks. Or does it?
Crops - bar coffee - worst bet among commodities, says Goldman
Agricultural commodity prices are to fall notably over the next year, in contrast to energy, base metals, Goldman said
Funds' swing bullish on ags raises fears of price 'headwinds'
Official data confirm a record shift positive by hedge funds in positioning on US-traded ags. But has that sapped potential for further price gains?
Officials spike data showing huge turn bullish by funds on ags
Reports circulating showing, by far, the biggest turn net long by hedge funds on record are based on "premature and incomplete" data, the CFTC says
Colombian coffee output records best June in 20 years
Production data suggest that a national replanting programme, prompted by a disease outbreak, is bearing fruit
Hedge funds wrong-footed by wheat price surge
Hedge funds cut their net short in many grains - but not wheat - ahead of the price jumps late last week. In softs, livestock they turned more bearish
Coffee, sugar, wheat markets to feel most heat from El Nino
Rabobank issues a further caution over Australia's wheat harvest prospects, citing El Nino, which may prove a big factor for coffee, sugar prices too
Coffee futures - will they prove star performers in 2015 too?

Arabica coffee futures gained 51% in 2014, the most of any of the major commodity. What will 2015 bring for the bean, and for robusta coffee prices?

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