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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

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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
Scandi Standard shares tumble on bird flu warning
The poultry group unveils a profits hit from the spreading bird flu epidemic which has forced flock culls, and killed a German emu
SocGen still bullish on cattle prices
The bank trims its cattle price outlook, but keeps its forecast above the futures curve, saying the market has 'bottomed out'
AACo shifts focus to luxury beef on falling production
Australian Agricultural Company is looking at Wagyu beef production as prices of non-premium beef and live cattle tank
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
EU biofuels curbs would 'put quality feed supplies at risk'
Copa and Cogeca warn that rapeseed output would drop, and meal import needs rise, if the EU cuts targets for use of crop-based biofuels
Hormel sales rise, as food group focuses on speciality products
The company best known for spam is selling pork farms, and getting into the organic sector
Brokers question exit of Tyson Foods' 'best-ever' CEO
The meat giant defends as "excellent" the timing of the departure of Donnie Smith as chief executive, after analysts express doubts
Tyson Foods shares plunge as chicken, foods sap profits growth
The meat giant unveils profits behind market forecasts, besides the departure of its CEO. Investors wipe \$4bn from its market value
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?
Online auctions feed cattle price recovery from six-year low
A rise in cattle values at a well-received online auction platform spurs a jump in futures. Cash prices "increased by the minute"
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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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