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Hedge funds wrong-footed by sugar price rebound

Hedge funds return to a net short position in ags, driven by bearish bets on cocoa and sugar, which more than offset better sentiment on corn, hogs

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An ag revolution that traders may dislike is coming anyway
... at least, according to Jonathan Kingsman, who says that the world needs not just to feed itself, but feed itself better, as he tells Agrimoney
US cotton sowings to rebound this year - but not by much
US farmers will plant extra cotton, at the expense of grains. But the increase will not be as large as some investors expect, the NCC says
EU poised for third successive bumper wheat harvest
Producers' groups Copa and Cogeca lift their forecast for the world's biggest wheat harvest. But barley, corn prospects are downgraded
Indian cotton exports seen lower, as crop hopes trimmed
A pest and drought-hit crop, farmer hoarding, and ideas of slower demand from overseas lead the US to cut Indian cotton export forecasts
Egypt ditches second wheat tender this week, as offers dry up
Gasc axes a second tender in four days as most merchants stay sidelined, despite an apparent u-turn on a controversial spec. Paris futures fall again
Argentine soy output prospects good - but doubts over exports
US officials lift soybean harvest hopes, despite dryness. But they hold export estimates, amid talk that farmer hoards are overestimated
Commerz warns over palm prices, even as futures hit 20-month top
Palm oil futures touch their highest since May 2014. Still, scope for further headway may be "limited", Commerzbank says
Brazil downgrades its soy harvest, but lifts corn output hopes
Conab cuts its soybean crop estimate citing late-2015 dryness which, coupled with "favourable" prices, has prompted many farmers to switch to corn
Food prices hit seven-year low, despite grain supply niggles
The UN reports a further drop in food prices - but a cut its global grain inventory estimates, and "mixed" 2016 world harvest prospects
South Africa faces record imports of wheat, as well as corn
US staff flag raised grain import needs for South Africa - which the UN warns faces a 25% wheat output drop. Import ideas rise elsewhere in Africa too
Brazilian coffee crop to rise overall, but robusta to fall
Terra Forte sees robusta production down, as dry weather persists in the main growing region
Argentine farmers slow to sell 12m-tonne soy hoard - ADM
The ag trader's CEO terms "disappointing" Argentine growers' soy sales. He also reveals a strategic review of ADM's ethanol assets
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Ag price weakness will prove only temporary, says Jim Rogers

The investment legend tells Agrimoney that better times are ahead for commodity values - notably ags, which need to boost their appeal

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