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Wheat, soy prices to fall in 2015-16 - unlike corn values

Abares forecasts a drop in soybean and hard red winter wheat prices to multi-year lows. But barley and corn prices will increase

Hedge funds resume bearish swing in ag bets
Coffee, grains and sugar sustain the bulk of selling pressure and hedge funds, for the seventh time in eight weeks, cut their net long in ags
Corn sowings may prove victim of Russia, Ukraine hiccups
"Challenging" financial conditions in the countries may see farmers give up on corn sowings, SovEcon says. But they won't leave land vacant
South Africa faces biggest corn imports since 1991
"Severe drought" has left South Africa facing a 32% tumble in corn production this year, the first official forecast shows
IGC upbeat on world 2015 corn, wheat prospects
The IGC lifts its forecast for 2015-16 global wheat output and, while seeing corn production falling, says supplies will stay "comfortable"
Corn prices to 'remain supported', says SocGen
The bank believes the USDA was too generous in forecasts for US corn stocks next season. SocGen is modestly bullish on cotton too, but not on wheat
Hedge funds raise bullish bets on ags for first time in 2015
Soybeans, cotton and sugar are favoured as hedge funds end a bearish spree on positioning in ags. But in sugar, improved optimism leaves a sour taste
US soybean stocks to rise, as China import growth slows
The USDA, in its first forecasts for 2015-16, sees domestic corn stocks hitting a nine-year high. But corn inventories will decline
World 'must sow' an extra 50m acres with corn, soy, wheat
The globe needs to find extra area the size of Nebraska in the next decade to grow enough of the crops to meet demand, the USDA's top economist says
US forecasts drop in its grain, soy, cotton sowings
The US, in initial 2015 plantings forecasts, sees area of major crops falling. But its data does not back ideas of a big corn-to-soy switch
CF Industries 'pretty positive' on upbeat US corn area forecast
The fertilizer group underlines a forecast for only a small dip in US corn sowings, as it downplays the threat of soaring Chinese urea exports
Ukraine crisis could hand Russia a boost in corn
The tumble in the hryvnia, and a squeeze on financing, has sent Ukraine corn seed imports tumbling. Where will the seed go instead?
South Africa corn prices soar as 'critical' fortnight begins
Some South African farmer are preparing for their worst harvests in 40 years - after a 2014 crop which officials say was the best in since 1981
Corn futures - will sowings fall far enough to bolster prices in 2015?

Corn prices fell for a second successive year in 2014 - but not by as much as looked likely in the autumn. Can futures build on their recent revival?

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