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US supply data injects buzz into corn, spring wheat markets

Corn futures burst higher after the US unveils smaller-than-expected stocks, while a harvest downgrade sends the spring wheat premium soaring

IGC flags rising world grain stocks, despite EU harvest woes
Grain stocks held by major exporting countries are to hit a seven-year high, the IGC says - even as it downgrades EU corn and wheat crops again
White maize futures plunge 17% in two weeks
White maize futures are under pressure from the rising rand - and ideas that South Africa may overcome GM concerns to import from the US
Hedge funds prefer hard wheat to soft, coffee to cocoa, cattle to hogs...
Hedge funds, having spent months betting on gains in soft commodity prices and losses in grains, focus on spreads within ag sectors
China's tariff on imports of DDGs threatens US soymeal prices
China, the world's top buyer of distillers' grains, slaps a tariff on its imports - with potential knock on implications in the US feed market
Commerz trims corn, wheat price hopes, citing large supplies
... even as Abares lifts its estimate for world output of both grains, and officials suggest Canada's harvest may prove bigger than thought
Hedge funds' short-covering spree in corn 'may have further to go'
Hedge funds may face pressure to take some, unprofitable, bets in corn. In softs, some funds throw lose their nerve on cocoa, sugar too early
Rosario exchange curbs hopes for Argentine corn sowing surge
The exchange issues a, relatively, low estimate for Argentine corn area, even amid talk of a tax rethink which could stoke a swing from soy
SocGen shrugs off US soybean yield upgrade
The bank downplays ideas of higher soybean yields, maintaining a bullish outlook based on heavy export demand
US attacks $100bn in 'distorting' subsidies to Chinese grain farmers
Washington takes China to the WTO - just as the Asian country is poised to become, at \$21.5bn, the top importer of US agricultural produce
Soybean prices tumble, grains ease on upbeat US harvest forecasts
The US raises its soybean harvest forecast more than traders had expected - and cuts China imports hopes too. US corn crop hopes are trimmed
Australian wheat crop upgraded - heralding 'gruesome' export battle
Abares lifts barley, canola, wheat harvest forecasts to among the highest ever, citing "very favourable" conditions. But who will buy the crop?
Hedge funds hike bets on ideas of coffee, hard wheat supply squeezes
Hedge funds cut bullish ag bets to a four-month low. But that disguises positioning for US cotton damage, and tightness in hard wheat supplies
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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