Bloodied hedge funds return to ag selling with a vengeance

Hedge funds, having "astonished" markets with ill-timed buying of grains, join in the selling, extending it to softs and livestock too

Argentine corn exports to slump, amid 'great uncertainty' for farms
US officials forecast a drop of one-third in Argentine corn exports next season, unless politicians act quickly. Hopes for wheat output are cut too
EU cuts hopes for heat-stressed corn harvest
The European Commission slashes its forecast for corn production by 3m tonnes, as consensus grows on damage from heat which looks like continuing
Tyson Foods trims earnings hopes, as high cattle costs tell
The US meat giant, citing "very high" cattle costs and US beef export "disruptions", says its earnings will fall short of previous expectations
Weyerhaeuser shares up as earnings beat expectations
Shares in the US timber giant rise after it unveils a smaller-than-expected profits fall, and forecasts a rise in log prices
Legumex shares plunge as creditors close in on canola plant
The group says lenders to its canola processing subsidiary have demanded a a loan repayment - which the crushing arm does not have the funds to meet
Market 'too optimistic' on Brazil arabica crop, say producers
The Conselho Nacional do Café says Brazil's coffee harvest is showing signs of drought damage, and flags a potential hangover for 2016 too
IGC warns over 'far-reaching' impact of China corn reforms
The IGC urges investors to watch "very closely" Chinese corn policy, amid mounting talk of reforms which could have big effects on world grain markets
Wet end to July rescues Canadian wheat, canola crops
Drought fears have eased in the prairies, but some damage has already been done, and more wet weather is on the way
EU corn woes could 'open the flow' of imports from Brazil
Bunge boss Soren Schroder flags implications of dryness damage to European corn, and foresees a slow start to 2015-16 for US soy exports
UK winter barley crop set to match last year's record yields
After a slow start to the harvest, crop consultancy Adas says winter barley yields could reach record levels
IGC lifts grain harvest hopes despite Canada, EU dryness
The group slices its forecast for the drop in world grain inventories over 2015-16, as Chinese corn and US sorghum output prospects improve
PotashCorp trims profit forecast as nitrogen sales fall
The group sees full year earnings down, despite a stable outlook for the global potash market
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