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Goldman upgrades Deere, as ags preferred to other commodities

Are ags different from other commodities for investors? The idea has gained support from the likes of Barclays, Goldman and JP Morgan

Live cattle prices touch 13-year low as supply fears ease
The supply of live cattle to feedlots is finally easing, after ample grass kept cattle on pasture for longer
Mining mogul joins Australia ranchland scramble
Mining billionaire Gina Rinehart is the latest buyer of Australian ranchland, just days after a historic cattle export deal with China
Hedge fund losses in grains mount, as contrary bet flounders
Hedge funds lifted bullish positioning in corn and soy even amid a drop in prices - which have continued to fall. Bets on sugar, cattle fare better
Cal-Maine shares drop after it fumbles egg price boost
Cal-Maine Foods unveils a large rise in profits - but not one as big as expected by investors after the spurt to egg prices from bird flu
Hedge funds caught out by ag price retreat
Hedge funds extended bullish positioning on ags to a one-year high - only for prices to fall. And further price declines may be "warranted"
US beef production to fall even further than thought
US beef production is heading for an 18-year low, as feedlot placements and slaughter slow further
US live cattle prices to fall further, says Goldman Sachs
Competition from pork will keep prices low, the banks says, but feedlot placements remain low as ranchers rebuild herds
Funds' swing bullish on ags raises fears of price 'headwinds'
Official data confirm a record shift positive by hedge funds in positioning on US-traded ags. But has that sapped potential for further price gains?
Officials spike data showing huge turn bullish by funds on ags
Reports circulating showing, by far, the biggest turn net long by hedge funds on record are based on "premature and incomplete" data, the CFTC says
PGG Wrightson plays down potential fine over livestock fees
New Zealand's best-known farm services group says it looks poised to be penalised by fair trade officials - but not by enough to hit its shares
Hedge funds wrong-footed by wheat price surge
Hedge funds cut their net short in many grains - but not wheat - ahead of the price jumps late last week. In softs, livestock they turned more bearish
Marfrig shares soar on 'hefty' price gained for Moy Park
Brokers term as a good price the \$1.5bn Marfrig gained for selling its UK-based poultry arm. Shares in JBS, the buyer, are less buoyant
Live cattle prices hit 13-month low. What next?

In fact, beef signals suggest live cattle price revival. Should markets be worrying that feeder cattle are poised for a "multi-year bear market"?

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