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EU wheat output to fall, despite bumper French harvest

A rise in French wheat output to one of the best ever will not save the EU harvest from decline, says Coceral. Corn and rapeseed output will fall too

IGC upbeat on US soy sowings, despite falling premium to corn
The International Grains Council issues an above-consensus forecast for US soybean plantings, but notes a reduced soy:corn price ratio
Durum output to rebound - but stocks will stay thin
The International Grains Council, in its first estimate for the world durum harvest in 2015-16, forecasts an 11% rise
Legumex flags good Canada spring sowings prospects
The crop processor foresees a "decent planting season" in Canada, thanks to benign conditions, and a rise in north west US canola sowings
UK wheat data underline 'need' for pick-up in exports
The UK must export some 500,000 tonnes of wheat a month to avoid a build-up in stocks, with price implications, HGCA data suggest
FirstFarms sees milk price staying low for 2015
Farm operator FirstFarms forecasts a sharp retreat in profits this year, in part down to an expectation of lower milk prices
World corn harvest to drop 'sharply' in 2015-16
The IGC, in its first corn estimates for next season, sees falling output, and stocks. But global grain inventories will remain "comfortable"
Indonesian palm oil stocks set for record highs
Indonesia's palm output will keep rising in 2015-16. But consumption growth will not keep pace, US officials say, casting doubt on a biodiesel drive
Low prices to drive UK potato sowings to all-time low
Produce Investments, owner of potato packer Greenvale, sees a drop in sowings, in the face of what one broker terms a "perfect storm"
Coffee prices rise, as FCStone sees drop in Brazil's output
FCStone enters the debate on Brazilian coffee production prospects by siding with commentators seeing a drop in output
Malaysian palm exports to see rare decline next season
"Stagnant" yields and increased domestic demand, for making biodiesel, will curtail palm oil exports from the world's second largest shipper
EU to retain title of top wheat exporter in 2015-16
CWB, Canada's former grain export monopoly, foresees a rise in Europe's wheat exports next season - in contrast to the EU itself
Fonterra trims dividend hopes, as low milk price bites
The group's farmer members face a lower dividend than expected, besides a slump in milk prices. Shares in the Fonterra fund close at an all-time low
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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