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Hedge funds resume selling in ags, led by corn, cotton, hogs

Hedge funds, for the eighth week in nine, cut their net long in US-traded ags. Still, improved sentiment on cocoa and wheat limits the damage

Russian broiler meat production finally catches up with demand
Broiler meat production will flatten off at an all-time high next year, US officials say
Chinese chicken demand to hit 10-year low
Rising domestic prices will drive Chinese broiler demand to a ten-year low, as bird flu rules hit both imports and domestic industry
Tyson Foods lifts earnings hopes, helping shares to record high
The US meat giant lifts hopes for full-year earnings, and heralds "more growth" in 2017, as weak feed and livestock costs boost margins
Hedge funds extend bearish ag spree, despite cattle, wheat reversals
Hedge funds turn more gloomy on corn, cocoa and soybeans - more than offsetting more bullish positioning on other ags, notably cattle and cotton
Zambeef shares soar more than 50%, on $65m CDC investment
An investment by a UK government agency, which will take 35% of voting rights in Zambeef, dispels two clouds over the corn-to-meat group
Hedge funds call time on longest bullish spree in softs since 2007
A cocoa sell-off drags the hedge fund net long in softs lower, for once. Still, grains suffer the brunt of selling. Cotton farmers "have horns"
Hedge funds sell ags again - but wheat shorts 'in trouble'
Hedge funds extend their selling spree in ags to the longest of 2016 - and there may be more to go in soy. But has wheat price gloom gone too far?
Brexit threat to ag prices not over yet
A leading US rural economist signals longer-term pressure on - dollar-denominated - ag commodity prices from the UK's exit from the EU
Pork sector shown 'flashing yellow light' in strong piglet numbers
US officials warn of "pricing challenges" for processors, and losses for producers, as lean hog futures fall for an 11th session to a 2016 low
Cal-Maine Foods, US officials spar over future of egg prices
US ag officials forecast a continued revival in egg prices from "near-historic lows". But Cal-Maine, the world's top producer, is not so sure...
Hedge funds' sell-off in grains raises hopes for corn, wheat rallies
Hedge funds slash long bets on ags again. Is selling in grains now sated? Softs are still in demand, although cotton takes the lead from sugar
Hedge funds accelerate ag selldown - boding well for wheat prices?
Funds slash their net long in ags, focusing on grains, although even sugar sees a trim. But has the appetite for short bets on wheat reached its end?
UK famers to lose out from Brexit - so stockmarket says

Shares in UK agriculture groups have underperformed notably since the UK voted to leave the EU. Does this reflect subsidy fears?

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