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Cotton, sugar 'best crop bets' for 2016 - cocoa the worst

Crop futures have reached a bottom, Rabobank says. But that does not meant that a sharp recovery in prices is in the offing for most contracts

Illovo looks to Africa to replace lost EU sugar sales
Prospects for sugar exporters to the EU look poor, given the likely effects of the bloc's 2017 reforms. But African sugar demand is growing fast
SocGen upbeat on wheat, soybean, coffee prices
Hard wheat looks the best bet among crops as 2016 loom, with soybeans undervalued and arabica due a "bounce", the bank says. But sugar may flatline
Platts, Unica data help sugar prices to 10-month high
Sugar futures jump, despite confirmation of Brazilian mills extending their crushing season, as Platts lifts ideas over world output shortfalls
Morgan Stanley upbeat on sugar prices despite India's export perk
The bank says India's move to boost sugar exports is "not a major risk" to values. Indeed, it sees prices rising well above the futures curve
Hedge funds near-eliminate their net long in ags
Hedge funds slash bullish positioning on the top US-traded ags, led by coffee and wheat. Still, commercial investors are record keen on coffee...
Crop markets to stabilise after 17% hit, says Goldman
Still, the forecast for small negative returns ahead is less upbeat than investors are pricing in. And Goldman foresees further livestock losses
Caution over 2016 tempers cheer over Suedzucker upgrade
Shares in Suedzucker fall back from a 19-month high as a warning over ethanol prices next year undermines the welcome for a profits upgrade
India 'to stay sugar exporter', as cane boom tells
High guaranteed cane prices, which have spiked India's notorious sugar cycle, mean the country is to stay an exporter, an industry leader says
Brazil faces crunch time on tax with big implications for sugar
Brazil's government must decide soon whether to opt for further raise in a tax which has already had a big impact in boosting cane mill fortunes
Sugar beet to raise stakes on EU's GM scepticism
Existing biotech beet seed offers little advantage in the EU over conventional alternatives. But products in the pipeline promise big advantages
China corn drive to cut imports of ethanol - but not of sugar
Efforts by China to erode its huge corn stocks will reverse a boom in ethanol imports. But sugar buy-ins may keep rising, Green Pool says
Real's phase of hurting sugar prices as passed, says Kingsman
Leading sugar analyst Jonathan Kingsman says the real no longer looks such a threat to sugar prices. But Brazil itself "really will be important"
Have sugar futures found a floor at a six-year low?

Sugar futures staged some recovery from a low reached in 2009. But there are, numerous, doubts that any revival can last

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