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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?
Volcafe raises Brazil coffee crop estimate
Coffee futures fall back below 200 cents a pound after the analysis group upgrades the Brazilian crop. But it warns over 2015
Coffee soars as Latin America dryness fears rise
Arabica coffee prices cement their place above \$2 a pound amid growing concerns over a lack of rainfall in Central America, and Brazil
Cotton, sugar u-turns slow hedge funds' ag selling
Hedge funds' long-running selldown in agricultural commodities slows, despite a continued bearish turn in livestock and soybean positioning
Hedge funds extend bearish positions on ags, again
Hedge funds cut their net long position in US-traded agricultural for an eighth successive week with sugar, livestock suffering particularly
Brazil's coffee flowering divides arabica, robusta
Brazil's July-August coffee flowering has been welcomed as "good" by robusta growers, but not by arabia producers still harvesting the 2014 crop
World coffee stocks 'vulnerable' to Brazil's woes
The International Coffee Organization underlines concerns over the drop in Brazil's coffee output by highlighting weakened world reserves
Exports to leave Brazil with 'not much' coffee
Investors should not believe that the strong pace of Brazil coffee exports means output has beaten downbeat forecasts, a leading commentator says
Commerz cautious on cocoa, coffee, sugar prices
The bank issues forecasts for cocoa, coffee and sugar forecasts largely below the futures curve, saying supply fears may have been overdone
Cotton, sugar lead hedge fund pessmism on ags
Hedge funds cut further bullish positioning on ags. They turn net short on cotton and sugar, more than offsetting less dismal positioning on grains
Hedge funds close to most bearish ever on wheat
Hedge funds lift bets on wheat price dips to the second highest ever, and are notably downbeat on cotton too - dynamics ironically seen helping prices
Rabobank ditches hope of corn futures regaining $4
The bank cuts expectations for corn, soy futures to levels below the futures curve. But it upgrades coffee, and foresees cotton, sugar price revivals
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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