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

US crop setbacks spark revival in soybean, cotton prices
Weather extremes have taken a far bigger toll on US soy than thought, with cotton crop deteriorating unusually quickly. But grain prices ease
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
'Heatwaves' leave EU facing drop in corn yields
Official researchers downgrade hopes for the EU corn harvest to levels below the average, and below the 2016 result too
Cal-Maine Foods warns of egg 'oversupply' as it tumbles into the red
Shares in the world's biggest egg group hit a three-year low after it unveils its biggest loss in at least 25 years
Ag's $200bn megamerger spree 'may just be the start'
Boston Consulting urges ag businesses to prioritise acquisitions - and revive a sector which has gone from a top performer to a laggard
Stronger crop prices support global fertiliser demand, says PotashCorp
Dry forecast halts US wheat futures fall
More dry weather predictions in the US has arrested the fall in wheat futures from the high reached two weeks ago
Bunge Q2 profit warning re-opens takeover speculation
Bunge's warning that Q2 earnings will be lower than expected has reignited speculation that the company remains a Glencore takeover target
Carr's notes recovery in both its US and UK farm markets
Carr's Group, the animal feed producer with operations in the US and UK, says both farm markets are recovering, with rising milk prices helping
Canada's bread wheat exports set to rise as US faces shortfall
Butter and cheese help dairy commodity prices stabilise
The latest GDT dairy commodities auction in New Zealand has seen the world price index stabilise. But SMP stocks still overhang the market
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
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Featured market report Grains ease with US heat fears. 'Overbought' coffee tumbles
Improved US weather allows investors to withdraw risk premium from corn, soybean and wheat prices, although futures end off lows. Sugar holds steady
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