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Strong yields needed to avoid 'snug' US corn, soy stocks

Brokers cut estimates for US corn and soybean stocks, following Tuesday's surprise official data. But can elevated yields bolster supplies?

FCStone douses fears over weather threats to EU wheat
A French heatwave has come too late to threaten wheat output, while German crops have received some helpful rains. But rapeseed has had it "tough"
Sugar prices to fall in real terms over next decade
The UN sees growing supply and saturated demand weighing on prices out to 2024
Cotton futures ease from 9-month top, amid China worries
Investors are balancing reduced US cotton harvest hopes with concerns over a selldown by China of some of its huge stocks of the fibre
US officials flag growing Chinese sorghum cargo scrutiny
US officials underline fears of a Chinese clampdown on sorghum imports, but disruptions are unlikely to reach the levels they did in corn
Double dent to US corn, soy supply hopes sends prices soaring
Corn and soybean futures jump near to 2015 highs after the US pegs its stocks of the crops, and sowings, below market expectations. Wheat gains too
Cocoa set to pass 2014 high says VSA
The broker is 'confident' that prices will reach new highs, while reaffirming buy rating on United Cacao
Officials cut EU wheat hopes, as heatwave strikes
As high temperatures hit Europe, Brussels cuts its expectations for the bloc's wheat crop, while German farmers are downbeat on domestic hopes
Rain damage dents upbeat hopes for US corn, soy yields
Doubts grow over ideas of a close-to-record US corn yield this year, thanks to heavy rains, tornados, flooding in the Midwest
Farmland Partners expands into fruit, as Gladstone buys too
Row crop land investment company Farmland Partners buys a blueberry farm, as Gladstone Land expands its portfolio too
Hedge funds wrong-footed by wheat price surge
Hedge funds cut their net short in many grains - but not wheat - ahead of the price jumps late last week. In softs, livestock they turned more bearish
CWB cautions on Canadian durum, canola crops
This week could prove crucial for durum in parts of the top exporting country, while canola output prospects may be well below official estimates
Coffee, sugar, wheat markets to feel most heat from El Nino
Rabobank issues a further caution over Australia's wheat harvest prospects, citing El Nino, which may prove a big factor for coffee, sugar prices too
Tastes for bread cause headaches for Algeria, Iraq officials

A move by Algerian consumers towards faster living is prompting an overhaul in its wheat needs. In Iraq, ovens are the wrong shape

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