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Price hopes slow Brazilian growers' coffee sales

Brazilian producers are "limiting" coffee sales in the expectation of higher prices ahead, Cepea says - as arabica futures tumble

Extent of hedge fund short-closing in ags revealed
Hedge funds raise bullish positioning on ags by more than 50,000 contracts, led by short covering. Bullish positioning on coffee hits a six-year high
Have hedge funds ended wave of selling in ags?
Hedge funds' net long position in ags stays stable for a fourth week, as selling in corn and soy is matched by less bearish takes on cotton and sugar
Brazil dryness extends fears for 2015 coffee crop
Arabica coffee prices ease, despite further evidence of the dent from drought to Brazil's 2015 production prospects
Deutsche urges long bet in ags, especially cocoa
Deutsche Bank follows up supportive comments last week by recommending investors go long on ag commodities. Ebola gives an extra reason to back cocoa
Hedge funds 'caught out' by crop price reversals
Hedge funds late to join the spree of negative bets on agricultural commodity prices may find themselves sitting on losses, thanks to price rebounds
Brazil dryness sends coffee futures to 2-year high
The removal of rains from the Brazilian weather outlook sends coffee futures soaring, with the impact of an election result playing a supporting role
Coffee soars near two-year high on Brazil dryness
Coffee futures jump to within 2 cents of their highest since early 2012, as a dearth of rain in Brazil's coffee belt revives crop concerns
Hedge funds lift bearish wheat bets to record high
Hedge funds' net short position in Chicago wheat hits the highest on records starting in 2006. They - perhaps unwisely - sell sugar notably too
Colombian coffee output 'poised for 20-year high'
The Colombian Coffee Federation pegs output in the arabica-growing country at the highest since 1995. But Vietnam robusta prospects are more uncertain
Hedge funds' ag selling stalls - except in wheat
Hedge funds nudge higher their exposure to rising ag commodities, against the recent trends. But this may be down to profit-taking on short bets
Brazil upgrades coffee crop - but robusta only
The Conab bureau lifts its estimate for Brazil's robusta coffee output, and flags decent prospects. For Arabica growers, the picture is not so rosy...
Corn appeal ends hedge fund's bearish spree on ags
Hedge funds turn more positive on ag prices for the first time since June - notably on corn, despite big harvest hopes. Are spreads with soy in play?
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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