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JBS wins breathing space over $6.5bn debts, sending shares soaring

... with the meat giant, facing a record fine, also said to be potentially in line for a bid for its Pilgrim's Pride unit from Cargill

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Cal-Maine Foods warns of egg 'oversupply' as it tumbles into the red
Shares in the world's biggest egg group hit a three-year low after it unveils its biggest loss in at least 25 years
Hedge funds' preference for grains over softs 'has gone far enough'
Speculators' may, in building bullish bets on grains, have left the complex open for selling. But in softs, buyers may hold an opportunity
Carr's notes recovery in both its US and UK farm markets
Carr's Group, the animal feed producer with operations in the US and UK, says both farm markets are recovering, with rising milk prices helping
African ag group born from oil prospector takes comfort in $7bn gas project
Agriterra, formerly oil group White Nile, terms "particularly encouraging" the boost from gas to Mozambique, after a "very difficult period"
Hedge funds buy grains at record pace, as weather woes threaten crops
... but the extent of the buying is so big it spurs ideas that funds may now turn to selling instead. In softs, speculators are record bearish
Meat operations power Cargill in return to quarterly profit
... and help the ag giant report its best year since 2008. Global livestock growth even helps the origination unit overcome low price volatility
Hedge funds 'aggressive' buyers in grains - and 'more to come'
... in corn and soy, some say, in which funds remain net short as US weather fears are growing. Funds are now more short in softs than grains
Brazil cattle price extend 'staggering' drop, amid fresh export fears
Brazilian fed cattle prices open July weak, after in June seeing their biggest year-on-year decline on record - and despite better export data
Bankers turn positive on land prices in US cotton, cattle heartland
Bankers are the most upbeat since 2014 on land values around Texas, according to a Fed survey, which follows other sanguine market signs
Hedge funds wrong-footed, again, by downbeat grain bets
Hedge funds ramped up bearish bets on corn and soy ahead of gains in futures - which will likely foster short-covering, and further price rises
Boparan says 'pursuing right strategy', despite profits drop
The owner of the UK's 2 Sisters Food Group poultry-to-pizza business blames one-off factors, including bird flu, for a profits drop
Hedge funds hike bearish bets on softs to record high - 'heralding price gains'
Speculators lift bearish betting on cocoa, coffee, cotton and sugar to an all-time high, while cutting short positions in wheat - at a loss
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Wheat quirk questions case for getting bearish on feeder cattle

Feeder cattle supplies may not be as strong as they appear from bumper feedlot placements - which reflect a knock-on effect of low wheat prices

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