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Hedge funds cut bullish ag bets, as 'Trumpflation trade' reverses

Hedge funds cut their net long in ags to the lowest in nearly a year.But heavy selling in grains could make for big price swings later this week

Nigerian palm oil prices soar, as importers struggle to source currency
A shortage of foreign currency is holding back palm oil imports, delivering a bounty for local producer
AM markets: wheat market gives verdict on weekend's US rains
Dryness-challenged Plains wheat crops did receive weekend rainfall. But how much? Corn futures outperform soybeans, as key US sowings data approach
Margin prospects 'better for beef packers than pork processors'
So says MetLife, flagging a boost to hog price prospects from growth in pork plant capacity. Still, it is beef packers which started 2017 weakly
Australian wool prices break new 29-year highs
Brisk Chinese demand, particularly for high-grade supplies, is helping wool prices boom, Rabobank says
Cocoa better bet than coffee, sugar, says Commerzbank
The bank says the cocoa price recovery has further to go yet. But it is more cautious on coffee, and slashes its sugar price forecasts
Coceral lifts bar on EU wheat prospects, citing high hopes for France
The industry group top forecasts for the EU soft wheat harvest this year. But it is more cautious on barley, rapeseed production prospects
Brazil meat groups' shares stabilise, amid hopes of scandal blowing over
The aftermath of a food safety furore has been "chaotic" for Brazil. But many commentators believe the fallout will prove short-lived
Australian chickpea prices bounce, as Indian demand holds strong
A big Australian crop has not dampened prices... and may not discourage growers from another year of big sowings
Rabobank upbeat on soy, sugar prices - but not on corn and cotton
It is "hard to" see sugar prices falling much further, the bank says, while seeing US farmers seeding less soy than traders expect - and more corn
South African corn crop to fall sharply back next year
As corn prices in Johannesburg hit multi year lows, sowings for next year's crop will be sharply down, US officials say
California almond crop could actually fall, despite welcome rains
'Controversy hangs over' the 2017 California almond crop, with fears that wet weather kept bees from flying during the crucial pollination period
China's soybean imports to set record for 14th season in a row
... in 2017-18, but it will be South American importers which benefit, US officials say. China's rapeseed imports will rise too
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