Glencore takeover of Bunge 'could be possible this year'

... says Credit Suisse, noting comments from Glencore bosses offering wriggle room on ways in which a deal could be financed

Dryness speeding Brazil sugar output 'poses threat' to volumes ahead
... says industry group Unica, after Brazil Centre South sugar production, once again, exceeds market forecasts. Futures pare, a few, losses
SLC Agricola hails retreat from Brazil's drought-prone north east
The large-scale farm operator reveals it has taken below 25% its planting exposure to two states in the once-fashionable Mapitoba region
Massimo Zanetti profits fall, as it rides out switch towards own brands
The Italian coffee group, owner of Segafredo, reveals falling volumes but rising revenues as it focuses on sales of own-label products
Phosphate prices may find support from Chinese output cuts
... says Russia's PhosAgro, echoing comments from US rival Mosaic over Chinese prospects. The group also unveils solid domestic sales growth
US beef packers in clover until 2020, says Tyson Foods
The top US meatpacker is upbeat over prospects in beef, with cattle supplies seen continuing to grow, while exports are buoying demand
Tyson Foods shares jump, as beef, pork boost profit hopes
The US meat giant unveils a lower-than-expected drop in quarterly profits, and sees a "record" year ahead, helped by elevated beef, pork margins
BayWa upbeat - despite 'freak weather' damage to EU fruit crops
The machinery-to-energy group flags "optimism" over prospects, thanks to higher grain price rises - and despite a 20% slump in EU apple output
Ausnutria shares hit record high, as its milks Chinese market
The dairy group reveals a "positive profits alert", citing China's infant formula market - which has caught out the likes of Parmalat
Bunge slashes agribusiness profit hopes, citing Brazil setbacks
The group cites "intense competition" for Brazilian grain, and soymeal "oversupply". Still, dynamics are improving. And hedging protects sugar
Brazil a 'bigger threat' to US in corn exports, rather than soy - ADM
The ag giant's CEO, Juan Luciano, offers relief to US soy exporters, after a slow pace of 2017-18 orders, and sees a benefit in wheat too
Dairy recovery spurs feeds revival at NWF
The feed-to-fuel group unveils a rise in earnings, after a turnaround in the dairy sector fostered revival in the feeds division
'Expect record phosphate, potash shipments in 2018', says Mosaic
... however, shares in the fertilizer giant tumble, on expectations of phosphate prices and sales volumes falling in the current quarter
Parachute pants help throw light on butter price surge

Why have butter prices hit record highs? EU dairy policy is part of the answer. But so is the story of break dancing, mullets and power dressing

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