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Sugar trading at 20% discount to value implied by ethanol

Fitch Ratings says that the knock-on effect of Brazilian fuel levy increases will be a significant boost to sugar values, in ethanol equivalent terms

India 'may slash' duty which has curbed oilseed imports
Oil World flags talk that India may cut from 30% its levy on oilseed imports - a move which would help processors but could "severely affect" farmers
Green Pool lifts bar on hopes for world sugar surplus
The consultancy warns over comparisons between cane and coffee crops as it upgrades its forecast for the world sugar output surplus
UK lifts hopes for grain use by ethanol plants
The UK trims its forecast for the country's exportable surplus in wheat, a downgrade attributed to improved fortunes for ethanol producers - for now
Soaring borrowing costs 'hinder' Russian farming
Kuban Agroholding, one of Russia's largest agribusinesses, reveals a near-doubling in borrowing costs for a new hog and pork plant
Rain crucial to protect Brazil soybean harvest prospects
Some soybeans in the second-ranked producing country have already suffered "irreversible damage", Oil World says. But dryness helps harvesting
DuPont seed sales dip as pest gains resistance to GM corn
DuPont, revealing a 7% drop in seed revenues, highlights the resistance of a moth caterpillar pest to genetically modified corn
Timberland market accelerates, as Corn Belt land prices fall
Returns from US timberland hit a seven-year high, helped by an improving housebuilding market, even as Corn Belt land values fall
Argentina's elections could boost corn, wheat exports
Argentine corn and wheat exports may beat earlier forecasts, thanks in part to expectations of "significant" policy reforms, US officials say
Feeder cattle prices to underperform live cattle - Morgan Stanley
The bank says that a bigger-than-expected slide in placements of cattle on US feedlots reflects softer demand rather than a squeeze on supplies
Hedge funds flip to net shorts in cotton, soybeans, wheat
Hedge funds extend their selldown of ag commodities, as the dollar strengthens and supply fears ease. Still, positioning on sugar bucks the trend
Canadian wheat stocks to end 2015-16 near record low
Canada's wheat harvest will rise this year - but not by enough to exceed demand, officials say. Canola inventories will fall too
Barley sowings in North America to rise by some 10%
Canadian and US growers will plant significantly more barley this year, spurred by the support to malt prices from a poor 2014 crop
Cocoa futures - will 2015 bring a third successive year of gains?

Cocoa futures fulfilled early-year expectations by rising in 2014, helped by ideas of structural output deficit. But has the theme been overplayed?

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