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Answer found to age-old question: 'Which comes first, chicken or egg?'

In pricing terms, a clear winner has emerged in the US - which is seeing "huge" broiler birds, while high breakages stem egg supplies

Cocoa demand to see change of driver
Cocoa butter rose this year to an unusually high price versus powder, the other main bean-processing product. But are their fortunes about to swap?
Durum, common wheat regain knack for contrary price moves
Prices of durum wheat, as used in making pasta, and common wheat have begun moving in opposite directions again. This time, the former are losing out
Reviving Zambeef adapts to changing African landscape
Africa is changing for ag groups, with less capital needed to set up, the Zambian chicken-to-milk group says - underlining reforms to its own strategy
Talk of world running out of cocoa 'overstated in the extreme'
The ICCO terms "spurious" widespread reports of a large world cocoa deficit ahead. Still, are there other reasons to expect cocoa prices to rise?
Cash-traded ags 'more profitable' than futures-traded ones
Sunny Verghese, founder of Olam International, trumpets the benefits of dealing in the likes of cashews rather than corn - usually
Will 'mundane' Wasde actually prove a market mover?
The November edition of the benchmark US crop briefing is, historically, reasonably straightforward. But some believe Monday's might buck the trend
Sunday may prove crucial for the future of world farming
... and that is because it brings Brazil's presidential elections. The outcome could have a big say in prices of coffee, sugar, corn, soy, wheat...
Are rains too late to save Brazil's coffee crop?
Brazil's coffee plantations are to receive long-awaited rains. But Judith Ganes-Chase says drought has already caused "serious harm"
Morgan Stanley fuels doubts over US corn, soy sowings data
The bank says officials could cut estimates for US corn sowings by "as much as 3.1m acres" - stoking a debate which is dividing the market
Rains lift chance of Brazil boosting world crop glut
Brazilian soybean sowings look like getting off to a rapid start. And that has all sorts of knock-on effects
Agriculture emerges as key Brazil election battleground
Dilma Rousseff's government gives a sweetener to Brazil sugar mills, as presidential rival Marina Silva counters her reputation as an enemy of farmers
Nut prices, elevated by weather setbacks, 'to stay high'
Prices of the noble nuts, like almonds, will stay supported, after weather setbacks in California and Turkey. But "common" nuts - forget it, Olam says
Cocoa bucks ags' 2013 losses - and to outperform in 2014 too

Agricultural commodities, especially grains, performed far worse than other assets in 2013. But cocoa posted gains - which are to continue in 2014 too

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