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Agriculture & Softs Commodity News | Commodities News – Wheat, Corn, Coffee

Low prices prompt US farmers to hoard corn

Source: Financial Times, 26th February 2014

US corn farmers have been pinching profits at grain merchants in a surprising turn as the nation wallows in its largest harvest in history

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Thai rice mountain a boon for neighbours

Source: Financial Times, 26th February 2014

Thailand’s populist rice purchasing scheme has led to mountains of grain it has struggled to sell, creating a boon for India and Vietnam

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Coffee jumps 10% on fund buying

Source: Financial Times, 18th February 2014

The commodity, which was the funds’ favourite short for the last 2 years is now the favourite long

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Tate & Lyle hit by falling prices for Splenda

Source: Financial Times, 13th February 2014

Food group Tate & Lyle warns a price war in China for its Splenda sweetener will be reduce profits for a second successive year

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Thailand rushes to sell rice stockpile

Source: Financial Times, 13th February 2014

Plan to offload 1m tons of rice amid falling international prices threatens further pain for subsidy scheme that has sucked up $10bn a year

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Equipment sales boost Deere earnings

Source: Financial Times, 12th February 2014

Cost control and price rises offset the slowing agricultural machinery market amid slowing demand from farmers struggling with falling incomes

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Supply cuts light up uranium prospects

Source: Financial Times, 12th February 2014

Last year the spot price of uranium tumbled 21 per cent. At $35.75 it hovers around eight-year lows

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FAO Index falls despite climbing dairy prices

Rome, 6 February 2014

The FAO Food Price Index fell in January  for the first time in 3 months as lower prices of cereals, sugars, oils and meat outstripped gains in dairy values. 

The Index, based on the prices of a basket of internationally traded food commodities, averaged 203.4 points in January 2014, down 1.3 percent from December and 4.4 percent below January last year. 



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Demand growth feeds dairy price surge

Source: Financial Times, 6th February 2014

Prices rise as supplies struggle to keep up with rising demand from China and Russia, as only a handful of countries export dairy products

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Brazil’s heatwave sparks barista anxiety

Source: Financial Times, 5th February 2014

Country’s hottest January on record triggers wave of coffee-buying on fears that heat and lack of rain will cause shortage in premium beans

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