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Brazil sugar output to hit three-year low, as ethanol hits back

Kingsman sees a drop in 2018-19 Centre South sugar output, for cane and financial reasons, trimming ideas of this year's world surplus too

Sugar prices to hit 10-year low, says Abares, raising output estimates
The bureau sees the New York raw sugar futures price in 2017-18 at the lowest in a decade, weighed by raised EU, Indian output hopes
Hedge funds end ag selling spree - despite US corn, soy, cotton upgrades
Hedge funds cut short bets on ags, despite increased hopes for US corn, cotton and soybean supplies. Have ag prices passed their nadir?
SocGen bearish on crops, slashing price forecasts - but not for coffee
Societe Generale downgrades price forecasts for a swathe of crops, and especially corn and sugar, to below levels investors are pricing in
Sell-off in ags has gone far enough, according to broker forecasts
Commentators, while cutting price forecasts for many ags, leave estimates ahead of the futures curve across grains and soft commodities
French sugar beet crop biggest in at least 25 years, wheat upgraded
Official data underline the prospect of surging EU sugar output - but jar with Tereos forecasts. French wheat, rapeseed crops get ugprades too
Hedge funds turn more bearish on grains than on soft commodities
Speculators raise bullish bets on hurricane-beset US cotton, while lifting short positions on corn. Are they overconfident on grain yields?
Hedge funds extend sell down ags again, led by stampede from hogs
In hogs, speculators turn negative on price prospects at the fastest in 4 years. But have they overcooked shorts on cocoa, coffee, wheat?
Low EU sugar stocks 'protecting producers' from world price tumble
Sugar producers are winning contract prices far above those that might be suggested by surging EU output, Credit Suisse says. Can it last?
China trade, corn reforms return China Agri-Industries to profit
The Cofco subsdiary unveils boosts from "market intelligence" and DDG, ethanol, sugar import dips. But one corn tailwind has lapsed...
Sugar futures tumble, despite jitters over hedge funds' record bearish bet
Sugar futures fall, defying worries over hefty sales already made by hedge funds - which ramped up shorts in grains, livestock too
Sugar prices gain, as Brazil tax move spurs talk of political favour
Brazil unveils a 20% ethanol import tax, spurring ideas of higher domestic output of the biofuel - and upward pressure on sugar values
Ag price falls have gone far enough - except in cotton, says Rabo
The bank is sanguine on prospects for prices of the likes of corn, coffee and wheat, and is "bullish" on cocoa and sugar. But on cotton...
As sugar goes out of fashion, fat comes back in

... in dairy at least, where Dairy Australia flags "strong and growing demand for butter", which may force "structural" industry change

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