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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

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Brokers upbeat on corn, cotton, sugar price outlooks - but not wheat
... according to FocusEconomics analysis, which also shows some optimism on soybean prices next year, but a neutral take on cocoa and coffee
Hedge funds return to selling ags - although cocoa gets buying spree
Hedge fund selling in grains and livestock more than offsets a continued short-covering wave in softs - in cocoa and sugar particularly
Food prices hit highest since 2014, led by dairy, grains, sugar
Food prices have now recovered 20% from a low last year, the UN FAO says. But the data come amid doubts over the dairy price rally continuing
Hedge funds swing back to buying softs, rather than grains
... lifting bullish bets on all of coffee, cocoa, cotton, sugar for the first time in a year. In grains, wheat falls out of favour. Cattle suffer too
Sugar futures drop, after dryness gives twin boost to Brazil output
Dryness allows Brazilian Centre South mills to accelerate the cane harvest, and swells sugar levels in crop too. Futures dip below 14 cents
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
Banks' commmodities retreat creates scope for smaller rivals - Marex
The commodities broker launches a specialist products division, aimed at filling a gap left by the big banks in their scaledowns in the sector
Analysts wrong-footed by corn price dip - but not by falls in soy, wheat
Brokers had banked on retreats in soy and wheat prices, but not in corn, FocusEconomics data show. In softs, analysts are upbeat on prices
Hedge fund shorts leave softs 'collectively vulnerable' to a rally
... says Judith Ganes-Chase, while noting that large stocks in importing nations curb prospects for a coffee rally. Cotton is her top pick
UK sugar beet sowings soar - as double shake-up looms
Associated British Foods reveals a one-third surge in beet area contracted in the UK - where Brexit as well as EU-wide quota removal are in play
Grain prices rise at quickest in 3 years - despite 'abundant' supplies
The UN, while cuttings hopes for the world wheat harvest, says supplies are "ample" nonetheless. Still, grain prices rise, as do dairy values
Sugar price slump underplays weather risks, says Rabobank
While there is potential for sugar prices to go lower still, the market appears devoid of premium for weather risk, the bank says
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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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