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Sunday may prove crucial for the future of world farming

... and that is because it brings Brazil's presidential elections. The outcome could have a big say in prices of coffee, sugar, corn, soy, wheat...

Russia's 2015 wheat crop 'may fall more than15%'
SovEcon deepens concerns over Russia's grain prospects for next year, warning of a threat from the weak rouble, besides from dryness and cold
Fitch warns of 'raised risk' in Brazil cane sector
The ratings agency, noting financial troubles at two Brazilian sugar groups, puts credit ratings on four operators on "negative watch"
Russia pork groups flag 'benefits' from import ban
Ros Agro unveils a jump of 161% in pork revenues, thanks to higher prices and volumes, while Sojuz Group reveals plans to near-double production
India's cotton exports may fall less than thought
Weak domestic consumption, and demand from flood-hit Pakistan, support Indian export prospects in the face of falling Chinese interest
Dry weather revives Brazil's sugar output
Unica stands by expectations of a sharp drop in sugar production from Brazil's Centre South, despite a sharp pick-up in output this month
US farmland returns fall to lowest in four years
Land prices are falling in many parts of the US, although quality farms remain in demand, real estate agents say
Corn and soy prices to retreat - but not for long
Societe Generale says corn and soybean futures can work off pressure from an accelerating US harvest - clashing with ideas from some other observers
Sipef upbeat on palm oil, rubber price prospects
The plantations group, expecting higher prices of palm oil to come, slows sales of the vegetable oil. It is optimistic on rubber values too
'Severe' sowing delays prompt Brazil soy downgrade
Oil World, after warning over Argentine soy hopes, cuts its forecast for Brazil's harvest, cautioning that dryness has caused a "critical situation"
Russian grains in 'even worse' condition than 2009
Dryness has left Russian grains crop in poor health as freezing temperatures arrive, boding ill for output and exports next season, SovEcon says
Milk producers may have to wait for price recovery
Milk output in New Zealand, the top exporter, will keep rising, US officials say, flagging the potential for a slow revival in payouts to farmers
Milk price hopes prompt PGW to expand in dairy
New Zealand retail-to-land agency group PGG Wrightson sees the downturn in milk prices as only a short-term factor
Are rains too late to save Brazil's coffee crop?

Brazil's coffee plantations are to receive long-awaited rains. But Judith Ganes-Chase says drought has already caused "serious harm"

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