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South Africa faces record imports of wheat, as well as corn

US staff flag raised grain import needs for South Africa - which the UN warns faces a 25% wheat output drop. Import ideas rise elsewhere in Africa too

Argentine farmers slow to sell 12m-tonne soy hoard - ADM
The ag trader's CEO terms "disappointing" Argentine growers' soy sales. He also reveals a strategic review of ADM's ethanol assets
Ideas of Brazilian corn exports lifted... but tariffs could be coming
The USDA lifts its forecast for exports, as local consumption seen falling, but key growing states are mulling export tariffs
Hedge funds cover mass of grain shorts - sparking fears of price falls
Hedge funds return to a net long on US-traded ags, driven by a swing in grains. But has this created scope for fresh selling? Hogs attract buying too
Argentine farmers speed up corn sales after export, peso reforms
Argentine corn is now "moving very well through the system", Ingredion says, as the grain processor unveils results which boost its shares
Rabobank cuts ag price forecasts - but still leans bullish
The bank cuts hopes of wheat getting much above \$5 a bushel, and soybeans above \$9. But it is still sees gains for notably sugar and robusta coffee
South African corn crop to fall... but not as sharply as feared
Drought will bring a sharp drop in the South African crop this year, but the size of the fall was smaller than analyst had expected
DuPont sees corn sowings to rise in Brazil and US
Corn will win out over soybeans in 2016, the chemical giant says, as earnings slightly beat expectations
Corn to win out against soybeans in 'race for dirt', says SocGen
US corn sowings will be steady this year, while soybean sowings fall, while cotton sowings will be sharply up thanks to strong prices, the bank said
China aims toward free-floating corn price
Corn market policy is aimed at completely removing price support, a high-ranking Chinese official said
Hedge funds cut bearish ag bets for first time in 2016
Hedge funds turn less downbeat on ags, particularly on grains and soy. But wheat misses out, leading to ideas of potential price support
Argentine grain hopes lifted again. Wheat crop gets three upgrades
Argentine officials lift estimates for domestic corn sowings and wheat output. Wheat gets two other upgrades too - but quality remains a worry
Aussie sorghum sowing hopes ease, amid rain, price concerns
Sorghum prices have fallen, but rain hasn't, meaning that Australia may not see the rise in sowings of the grain that officials have forecast
Corn futures - will their, relative, resilience last in 2016?

Corn futures have fallen this year - but by less than soy or wheat. Can this performance last? Or will it fuel raised output, and price pressure?

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