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US farmland prices down again. But rents rise

Low commodity prices are continuing to sap strength from US farmland prices, a monthly survey shows

Can cattle help beleaguered wheat bulls?
Low grain prices appear to be persuading an unusually large number of southern US farmers to ditch hopes of ever harvesting their winter wheat
Brazil's coffee growers may face, another, exodus
Coffee growers in the top producing country, who have already moved state to boost their fortunes, may need to up sticks again, a lead analyst says
Chinese pork imports to see 'considerable growth'
Chinese pork prices will "rebound strongly" thanks to the knock-on effects of herd cutbacks over the last year, Rabobank says
Rising world coffee demand far outpaces falling output
The International Coffee Organization, in its first estimate for 2014 coffee consumption, pegs it well ahead of production
Ghana's cocoa output to drop sharply, says Ecobank
The West African bank is more significantly downbeat than regulator Cocobod on Ghana's cocoa production prospects
Danone offers hope for depressed dairy prices
The French giant's finance director restates expectations of a recovery ahead in values, even as skim milk powder prices hit their lowest since 2009
Strategie Grains lifts hopes for EU wheat exports
The influential analysis group lifts forecasts for EU wheat exports - currently the world's biggest - both for this season and 2015-16
US staff doubt ideas of Canada canola output rise
US farm officials see a small drop in Canada's canola harvest this year, unlike other commentators. Exports will fall too
Disease casues 'significant' setback at China's top orange grower
Asian Citrus says that nearly 300,000 trees at a plantation in south eastern China are infected with fatal citrus greening disease
ABN slashes forecasts for coffee, sugar prices
The bank says that, with processors' warehouses "full", coffee futures may fall further. But wheat prices could see a revival
Benign weather lifts German wheat harvest hopes
Deutscher Raiffeisenverband nudges higher its crop estimate - citing weather which US officials say may help fungal infections too
Thai sugar exports to reach all-time high
Thai sugar exports and production will reach new highs next year, despite low-global prices and "intense competition"
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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