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Hedge funds' spree of bullish ag bets spurs fears of sell-off

... particularly in sugar, in which speculators have raised their net long to a record high. Funds already appear wrong-footed in hogs, cattle

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Currency oscillations swell Marfrig revenues
The Brazilian livestock processing and exporting giant Marfrig reports on tough trading conditions.
JBS hopes New York listing will give access to cheap credit
The Brazilian beef giant will spin out its international business, as it announces a net-loss due to falling US beef revenues
Higher meat production to pressure US prices warns Tyson Foods
Overall domestic protein production is set to increase by some 2-3% year on year in 2016 levels and will weigh on prices
Volatile hryvnia drives Ukraine egg producer to export markets
Ovostar is succeeding in growing its egg exports, as a hedge against currency volatility resulting from political unrest
US officials warn on beef prices - on eve of key demand period
"Both supply and demand fundamentals are bearish for the beef complex," the USDA says. Still, other commentators are upbeat on short-term prices
Hedge funds 'may have overreacted' in record wheat sell-down
Speculators cut their net long in US-traded ags, led by a record sell-off in wheat. But did they go too far. Cotton, corn and soybeans were in demand
US officials lift estimate for record Chinese pork imports
Squeezed domestic supply will boost imports this year, following a shake-up of the Chinese pork industry
US 'won't reopen imminently' to Brazil beef, says Rabobank
... boding well for rival beef exports from Australia, where cattle prices, near record highs, are forecast by NAB as remaining strong
Hedge funds cover ag shorts en masse - triggering hefty losses
Hedge funds close short positions in ags at one of the fastest paces ever - likely at a price on many contracts. But has this set up futures for dip?
JBS shares surge as boss sees end to debt-fuelled buying spree
The Brazilian beef giant will shift its focus to organic growth and debt reduction, the company's chief executive says
SocGen ever more bullish on hog prices, more bearish on cattle
SocGen further hikes its forecast for hog prices, as budget-conscious US consumers go for pork over beef
Corn misses out on hedge funds' hefty short-covering wave
Funds retreat from a record net short in ags, encouraged by Brazil's real. But in corn, they build a record net long, spurring ideas of price support
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