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Soft commodities better bets than grains, says Goldman Sachs

The bank sees upward potential for cocoa, coffee and sugar futures. But the extent of supplies means corn and soybeans look overvalued

Goldman warns live cattle prices have 'overshot'
The recent rally in live cattle futures is boosting feed-lot placements, which will bring prices down in the long run, Goldman Sachs says
'Critically low' stocks to keep sugar prices supported, says ISO
The ISO says market dynamics are "constructive" for sugar prices, despite cutting its forecast for the world output deficit
Palm oil prices to 'stay strong' - for now
... says TA Securities, saying that plantations have not yet got over El Nino--caused dryness. Still, lower prices do lie ahead
Will US soybean sowings really gain so much over corn? previews a much-anticipated US agriculture conference this week which will go a long way to setting the grain market tone
US sowings prospects - leading commentators give their views
Observers from academia, brokers and industry give their views on where US plantings of major crops will end up this year
Dairy prices fall, after New Zealand market got ahead of itself
Prices at the GlobalDairyTrade auction hit their lowest level since November last year, as prices in New Zealand retreat into line with global market
Canada cuts spring wheat sowings forecast, as price hopes fade
The ministry sees spring wheat plantings rising slower than thought, as price expectations fade, while canola stocks are tighter than thought
NAB warns on wheat prices - and on El Nino threat to Australian farms
The bank sees little scope a wheat price rise over 2017, even while flagging the potential for El Nino to reverse Australia's crop fortunes
Cosan 'optimistic' on sugar prices, despite benign Brazilian weather
The cane processing giant, while revealing an acceleration in its forward hedging, says it is upbeat on price prospects or sugar - and ethanol
Hedge funds hike bullish ag bets - spurring fears of grains selldown ahead
Hedge funds hike their net long in agricultural commodities to the highest since June. But do fundamental factors "need to catch up" with sentiment?
Vomitoxin problem in DDGs to last 'for some time' - Andersons
The rail-to-fertilizer group flags the dent to its DDGs takings from fungal residues - even as prices of the feed ingredient are recovering
US upgrades South America as rival in corn, wheat exports
The US cuts long-term forecasts for its share of world corn and wheat exports - even as worries grow over Mexico shifting orders to Brazil
How long can West African cocoa supplies push the market lower?

As beans rot on trees Cote D'Ivoire, while farmers hold back on inputs for next season, and grinders eying low prices, can the current surplus last?

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