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Deutsche upbeat on grains - but not on livestock

Deutsche Bank terms grains one of the best bets in commodities. But it offers little solace to investors hurt by tumbling livestock futures

Sorghum prices may exceed corn values in 2014-15
US farm officials flag that a premium for sorghum prices "is not without precedent" as they highlight soaring Chinese demand for the grain
Hedge funds hike bullish bets on ags - even as oil retreats
Hedge funds turn net long in Chicago wheat for the first time since June, and hike positive corn and soy bets. But livestock markets see a sell-down
Turkey bars imports of US DDGs, amid industry spat
Turkey follow China in curbing surging imports of the corn-derived feed product - just as China may be considering a u-turn
Hedge funds 'pantsed' in bearish shift on ag bets
Hedge funds cut bullish positioning on ags at the fastest pace since July - and may wish they had held firm on bets on the likes of corn and soybeans
Oil rout prompts cuts to SocGen ag price forecasts
Societe Generale lowers its estimates for prices of the likes of corn, cotton and sugar - the second downgrade in 10 days for some crops
Commerz upbeat on grains for 2015 but warns on soy
The bank lifts its forecasts for wheat futures in 2015, and sees gains in corn prices too. But large output will weigh on soybean values
UN flags potential for rebound in food prices
Food prices have fallen to a four-year low, weakened by tumbling dairy and sugar values, the UN say. However, the likelihood of a recovery has risen
Soybeans worst bet among ag commodities - Rabobank
The bank, citing large production prospects, places soybeans as its worst pick among ag commodities. At least corn futures will hold their value
Deere rates good growing weather as its top threat
The "biggest downside risk" to Deere's prospects is that ideal weather again boosts yields, and cuts crop prices - for which forecasts are downgraded
Cotton 'best bet' among crops, and soybeans worst
Societe Generale cuts its forecast for cotton prices, but to levels above those investors are factoring in. The outlook for soybeans is not so rosy
Sugar a better bet than cotton, says ANZ
Sugar prices are "vulnerable to upside surprises", unlike cotton, for which values may drop further, the bank says, proving downbeat on grains too
Morgan Stanley reopens US corn, soy acreage debate
The bank says data from farmer filings show that US corn and soybean sowings have been overstated - a potential support to prices
Cotton 'more vulnerable than corn' to oil price falls

For corn futures, the drop in oil prices has had both positive and negative implications - unlike cotton, SocGen says

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