Record French wheat crop even larger than thought

Government data shows the French soft wheat harvest even larger than thought, with corn and rapeseed expectations revised up as well

China worries to take fizz out of malting barley premiums
Premiums over feed barley could fall to half typical levels, hurt by a dip in Chinese beer drinking and some above-forecast crops, Evergrain says
VSA cuts palm price hopes, citing big Chinese, Indian stocks
Palm oil prices are in for a "difficult time", thanks to heavy port stocks in key importing nations, the bank says
UK wheat crop potential 'underestimated', traders say
Estimates from the International Grains Council and US officials of a 1.3m-tonne drop in UK wheat output "do not reflect harvest results"
US beef to reclaim lost market share in Japan
Australian beef has been edging out US exports in Japan, but the US is set to reclaim lost ground next year
French wheat prices slashed in bid for Egyptian sales
Soufflet cut $11 a tonne off its offer price for French wheat, in a failed bid to win Egyptian sales from Black Sea product
Harvest-time rains begin to tell on UK wheat, barley quality
Persistent rains, which have slowed harvest progress to levels comparable with the dire year of 2012, are starting to take a toll on grain specs
Canadian canola, wheat stocks larger than expected
Canada's stocks of major crops beat market forecasts, with a backlog from the huge 2013 harvest taking longer to clear than thought
China to turn net cotton, wheat exporter - but coffee imports to boom
The major commodity consuming country will by 2020 see sharp differences in its trade pattern of ags, from palm oil to coffee, says Barclays
'Oversold' sugar futures try, again, to retake 11 cents a pound
Sugar prices, having staged a "remarkable" performance in the last session, make another stab at retaking a psychologically important point
Australia canola hopes rise as El Nino fears wane
Farmers have switched more land to crops such as pulses than many observers had thought. Still, yield prospects are better, an industry report says
Syngenta shares rise as it puts vegetable seeds arm up for sale
The agrichemicals giant, which saw its shares tumble last week after Monsanto pulled a bid, unveils "actions to accelerate shareholder value creation"
Brokers raise hopes for US corn and soybean yields
Allendale predicts the second largest soy and corn yields on record, while FCStone raises its row crop yield forecasts from last month
Features and market reports
Brazil soy sowings to set record after all - but doubts over yield
Weakness in the real is proving a mixed blessing for Brazilian farmers - protecting them from low Chicago crop prices, but lifting input costs
Featured market report AM markets: wheat extends decline, despite some reservations
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