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US may suffer Canada-type grain transport squeeze

The International Grains Council warns over the threat of logistical snarl-ups, which one bank cautions may prove the "biggest story" in US grains

Corn, soy prices near the bottom. Cotton, sugar to revive
Rabobank forecasts minimal further downside for corn and soybean futures, and believes investors are too gloomy on cotton and sugar
Cotton, sugar u-turns slow hedge funds' ag selling
Hedge funds' long-running selldown in agricultural commodities slows, despite a continued bearish turn in livestock and soybean positioning
World corn stocks to hit 27-year high, says IGC
The intergovernmental group lifts its estimate for world corn stocks at the end of 2014-15, seeing overall grain inventories hit a 15-year high too
ADM, Cargill may get harmed by sugar war crossfire
Credit Suisse warns of "pain" to US producers of corn-based sweeteners if Mexico retaliates against a proposed levy on its sugar exports
US rains exacerbate world wheat quality fears
The US is poised for more of the rainfall which, while boosting corn and soybean yield hopes, is for wheat slowing harvest and lifting quality worries
Hedge funds extend bearish positions on ags, again
Hedge funds cut their net long position in US-traded agricultural for an eighth successive week with sugar, livestock suffering particularly
US too low on corn, soy yield but overstating area
US farm officials may be too downbeat on corn and soybean yield potential. But they are overestimating sowings, Macquarie says
Brokers question USDA corn, soy data as too low
There is ample reason to expect US officials to lift further their corn yield hopes, brokers say, flagging a "stunning surprise" in soy estimates too
UK wheat imports top forecasts. Corn sets record
UK wheat imports put in a strong finish to 2013-14, far exceeding exports, which drop to the lowest in more than 20 years. Corn imports set a record
US ups corn yield hopes, but by less than forecast
Corn futures pare losses after the US raises supply hopes far less than investors had expected. Revisions are more downbeat for soybean, wheat prices
Patchy rains allow retreat in US soybean condition
Rains last some key US growing areas, including Indiana, prompting a disappointing crop rating. Cotton's rating eases too. But corn holds steady
Cotton, sugar lead hedge fund pessmism on ags
Hedge funds cut further bullish positioning on ags. They turn net short on cotton and sugar, more than offsetting less dismal positioning on grains
Soymeal, China drive DDGs to record premium over corn

Distillers' grains, once sold for pittance, are now worth \$100 more per tonne than corn. But are producers be making them "less desirable"?

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