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Fresh Brazil crop fears send coffee price soaring

Arabica coffee futures jump, after an FCStone field trip reveals hefty damage to this year's crop from drought - and warns next year could be worse

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
Soy, sugar drive hedge fund sell-off in ags
Hedge funds come close to their first net short in soybeans since 2011 as they extend turn bearish in bets on ag commodities. Corn data pose a riddle
Talk of decent Brazil coffee harvest dents prices
Coffee prices tumble amid talk of ample Brazilian supplies after all. But is the harvest really so strong? And what does investor positioning tell us?
Hedge fund liquidation in ags 'largely complete'
ANZ says the bearish turn in fund bets on ags "looks to have largely run its course" after data shows the most bearish positioning on soy since 2011
Rabo reassures on arabica, robusta coffee prices
The bank sticks with a forecast for arabica prices a little above the futures curve and, citing a "supportive outlook", lifts robusta price ideas
Hedge funds sweeter on ag prices, led by sugar
Hedge funds end a run of bearish positioning on ags, led by a record turn bullish on sugar. Downbeat positioning on corn extends to a seventh week
Coffee futures revive as Brazil harvest hopes fade
Futures in arabica and robusta coffee extend gains, lifted by talk of Brazil's harvest turning out weak after all, and concerns over Vietnam too commended at prestigious awards
Agrimoney is pipped to the title of best finance website by Forbes, but wins a commendation, putting it ahead of and the Wall Street Journal
Hedge funds extend bearish turn on ags. Soy leads
Hedge funds cut bullish positioning on ag commodities for a fifth week. Soybeans suffer particularly, as does wheat - ahead of a price rebound
Honduras worse hit by coffee rust that thought
US officials cut their estimate for this season's coffee output and exports in Central America's top grower. But recovery is on its way
SocGen upbeat on soybean, hog and sugar prices
The bank places a "buy" recommendation on new crop soybeans, and foresees a "rally in the works" for lean hogs - but is downbeat on wheat prices
Corn, sugar lead hedge fund selldown on ags
Hedge funds extend their shift bearish on investments in ag commodities, hiking short bets on corn derivatives. Cattle, cotton, sugar are targeted too
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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