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Morgan Stanley fuels doubts over US corn, soy sowings data

The bank says officials could cut estimates for US corn sowings by "as much as 3.1m acres" - stoking a debate which is dividing the market

Hedge funds' ag selling stalls - except in wheat
Hedge funds nudge higher their exposure to rising ag commodities, against the recent trends. But this may be down to profit-taking on short bets
Grain futures plunge, but wheat premium holds firm
Con, soybean and wheat futures set fresh four-year lows, hurt by a strong dollar and big supplies. But the story is different for high protein wheat
Pakistan floods damage nearly 1m hectares of crops
Late monsoon downpours damage Pakistan's important rice and cotton crops, while too little rain curtails prospects in neighbouring India
Sugar a better bet than cotton or grains - ANZ
An early finish to Brazil's cane harvest will fuel a sugar price rebound. But grain prices face a subdued outlook despite an Australia wheat downgrade
Agency data maintain US corn, soy acreage riddle
Data drawn from farmer filings imply that US officials are overestimating corn, soybean sowings - depending on whose interpretation you believe
US wheat sowings start apace - except in Corn Belt
US growers are a little ahead of normal on winter wheat plantings. But the overall figure disguises regional differences
Cargill sues Syngenta over China corn rejections
Cargill claims Syngenta cost it more than \$90m by selling in the US a GM corn seed which Chinese authorities have refused to accept in imports
Hefty US yield upgrades send grain prices plunging
Corn, soybean and wheat futures hit four-year lows after a key report raises hopes for US crops more than investors had expected
Grain investors could be in for Wasde surprise
September versions of the flagship reports have a weaker record of upgrading US crops than investors are counting on. Could prices be in for a bounce?
UN upgrades grain stocks hopes to 15-year high
The UN FAO lifts forecasts for wheat and coarse grain inventories, and flags their impact - with tumbling dairy values - in slashing food prices
Delayed corn, soy maturity heightens frost threat
Official data show US corn and soybean crops which, while in strong condition, are lagging on development - at a time when frost is in the forecast
'No easy answer' to where grain prices will bottom
... says Morgan Stanley, as investors ponder on the question of how much further grain prices will fall
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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