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Drones, satellites put ag markets 'on brink of' data revolution

New technologies, as well as old, are being used to fill the void in accurate data - a "real problem" in coffee, the AgriRisk Forum hears

Hedge funds favour grains to soft commodities - but will it last?
Hedge funds turn more bearish on softs - except cotton - while swinging bullish grains. But has this left the likes of corn vulnerable to selling?
Mounting hedge fund interest 'to boost ag market volatility' ahead
Speculators, "susceptible to popular delusion", are to increase ag price swings, Commerzbank's Eugen Weinberg tells the AgriRisk Forum
World cotton stocks to fall less than expected - Cotlook
Global cotton stocks will fall less than expected, as consumption in Vietnam falls, while world production hopes have risen
SocGen cautious on ag prices, despite corn, coffee hopes
The bank sees weakness in corn futures as a "buying opportunity", and hikes coffee price forecasts. But it is more downbeat on wheat and soybeans
Cocoa best ag bet for 2017 - coffee the worst, says Rabobank
... flagging the potential for speculative and index fund interest in the sector. Soybean futures are seen faring better than corn or wheat
Hedge funds' ag sell-down rattles sugar watchers - but not grain investors
Hedge funds swing bearish on ags at the fastest in 9 months. Their net long in cocoa hits a 4-year low. In grains, at least, will selling now slow?
Rupee turmoil shakes up Indian ag market
The cotton supply chain is being disrupted, wheat sowings are under pressure, and palm oil purchases are drying up, due to a shortage of cash
ICAC ups hopes for cotton prices, as it cuts stocks estimate
The intergovernmental group nudges higher expectations for cotton prices in 2016-17, as it cuts its forecast for world inventories
Coffee, corn tempt hedge funds to extend bullish ags spree
Specs lift their net long to a four-month high, despite worsened sentiment on cocoa. Still, funds may wish they had had stayed cool on corn too
Cotton rally on 'Trump effect' fizzles out
Cotton futures, which had reached a six-week high, fall back, as markets adjust to Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential election
Cotton prices retreat on upgrades to US, India crops
Cotton futures fall into negative territory after the USDA lifts expectations for global cotton production, and inventories
Hedge funds extend bullish ag spree to longest in two years
... despite in sugar the biggest selldown in nine months, which funds may now regret. The coffee net long nears a record top, with soy in demand too
Cotton futures - will they outperform again in 2016?

Cotton is of the few top commodities to rise in price over 2015, helped by lower output and China restraint selling stocks. Will it gain in 2016 too?

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