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Pakistan floods damage nearly 1m hectares of crops

Late monsoon downpours damage Pakistan's important rice and cotton crops, while too little rain curtails prospects in neighbouring India

Sugar a better bet than cotton or grains - ANZ
An early finish to Brazil's cane harvest will fuel a sugar price rebound. But grain prices face a subdued outlook despite an Australia wheat downgrade
Brazil's cotton exports to miss forecast by a mile
Brazil is to spurn its chance to overtake Australia in cotton exports, as low prices deter farmers
Cut to US harvest forecast lifts cotton futures
Cotton futures hit a two-month high after US officials rein back expectations for the domestic crop far more than investors had prepared for
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?
ICAC cuts cotton price outlook, as stocks swell
Cotton prices this season will hit a five-year low, the ICAC says, as it lifts forecasts for world production and inventories of the fibre
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
Rains refresh Aussie crops, but miss sheep farms
Australia & New Zealand Bank says weak rains are questioning a forecast that Australia's wool production will stabilise at record lows
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
Patchy rains allow retreat in US soybean condition
Rains last some key US growing areas, including Indiana, prompting a disappointing crop rating. Cotton's rating eases too. But corn holds steady
SocGen warns against getting too bearish on cotton
The bank, following a crop tour, recommends investors being "reticent" to extend short positions in cotton, tying in with a less bearish market mood
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
Rains on their way for sagging US corn crop
Thanks to dryness, the condition of US corn deteriorates to its lowest of the year, albeit still with a high rating. Cool weather hampers cotton crops
Cotton prices - will they defy doomsters again in 2014?

Cotton prices proved remarkably strong, compared with most ags, in 2013. But can they maintain their strength, against concerns over Chinese reforms?

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