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China urged to back corn at centre of trade furore

The US Grains Council calls on Chinese authorities to clear Syngenta's MIR 162 corn, after an escalation in trade curbs surrounding the seed

Starbucks lags in coffee buying despite market dip
The US giant has renewed coffee purchases as bean prices have fallen, but remains behind on hedging compared with last year
Worst over for grains rout. Sugar prices to rise
ABN Amro foresees potential for buoyancy in corn and soybean prices, but especially in sugar - once a revision to Brazilian forecasts is passed
UK to see firm rapeseed exports despite slow start
UK rapeseed exports will prove "busy", Openfield says, despite harvest disappointment, and a reluctance by farmers to sell at low prices
Rains stall rise in Brazil sugar output
Sugar output in Brazil's Centre South slows, a little, for the first time this season, Unica says. Still, a far bigger decline is on its way
Allendale raises the bar on US corn yield hopes
The broker, citing a cool pollination period, estimates the US corn yield well above levels from other forecasters. What does this mean for prices?
Cocoa rally questioned, as futures hit 2,000
Cocoa futures hit 2,000 a tonne in London for the first time since 2011 - despite "no fundamental rationale". Does this make them ripe for a fall?
Fresh Brazil crop fears send coffee price soaring
Arabica coffee futures jump, after an FCStone field trip reveals hefty damage to this year's crop from drought - and warns next year could be worse
Romania's grip on Egypt wheat orders loosens
Egypt's Gasc authority turns to Russia for most of its latest wheat order, amid talk of rain damage to Romania's crop
Farmland Partners has sights on $100m of farmland
The US farm investor says it has already lined up farms to purchase as it unveils a further share sale, after raising cash at its April flotation
Zimbabwe's wheat imports to hit record high
The country once termed a "breadbasket" will remain a large net corn importer, despite the best rains in decades, and see record high wheat purchases
Flood losses prompt cut to Canada's harvest hopes
Canadian officials now foresee a 21% slump in the country's grains and oilseeds production, with the barley harvest to fall to a 32-year low
DuPont highlights threat from crop price falls
A boss at the owner of seed group Pioneer cautions over the knock-on effects of a strong US harvest, but says DuPont remains committed to agriculture
Smucker lifts coffee price - as futures enter bear market

The owner of the Folgers brand backs its credentials as a contrarian indicator, lifting its coffee price to customers as futures extend losses

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