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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

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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?
'Era of high ag prices quite likely over' - OECD, UN
Ag prices will over the next decade "stay below recent peaks", say the OECD and UN FAO. But dairy, ethanol and meal will outperform
Hedge funds quids in, as favouring softs over grains comes good
Hedge funds lift bullish bets on sugar, coffee ahead of further prices rises - and turn more bearish on wheat as values head for a multi-year low
US hog producers face losses - even before risk of Brexit setback
US hog producers will see a second year of losses in 2016, a report says - flagging the threat Brexit shockwaves pose to all US ag exports
EU compound feed output to fall at fastest rate in 7 years
Slower growth in poultry feed demand, and a "significant" drop in pig sector needs, will dent volumes - at a time of strong feed wheat supplies
Hedge funds cooler on grains - but in softs, bullish bets at 8-year top
Hedge funds cut their net long in grain derivatives, even before the volatility after the UK's Brexit vote. But they are increasingly exposed in softs
US officials cut Brazil corn hopes - and warn of further downgrades
Brazil's corn imports will soar fivefold to a 16-year top, to meet demand from livestock farmers "struggling to maintain operations", US staff say
Cattle prices bounce from multi-year lows
Live and feeder cattle prices in Chicago seem to have found a floor, for the moment
Hedge funds lift bullish ag bets to 2-year top - raising scope for selling
... helped by the biggest net long in soft commodities since 2008. But has hedge funds' enthusiasm only created ammunition for selling?
China's pork import surge 'could last into 2017' - USDA
China's swollen pork imports, which are supporting global pig prices, will be maintained by a knock-on effect of an anti-pollution clampdown
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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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