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Booming grain output to stress Argentina's infrastructure

Argentina's inland transport infrastructure, particularly in the north of the country, will have to deal with much higher agricultural output

Hedge funds favour grains to soft commodities - but will it last?
Hedge funds turn more bearish on softs - except cotton - while swinging bullish grains. But has this left the likes of corn vulnerable to selling?
Mounting hedge fund interest 'to boost ag market volatility' ahead
Speculators, "susceptible to popular delusion", are to increase ag price swings, Commerzbank's Eugen Weinberg tells the AgriRisk Forum
IGC sets scene for large wheat harvest in 2017 too
... flagging decent weather, and the prospect of "unchanged" area. The IGC also lifts its estimate for world grain stocks above 500m tonnes
SocGen cautious on ag prices, despite corn, coffee hopes
The bank sees weakness in corn futures as a "buying opportunity", and hikes coffee price forecasts. But it is more downbeat on wheat and soybeans
Cocoa best ag bet for 2017 - coffee the worst, says Rabobank
... flagging the potential for speculative and index fund interest in the sector. Soybean futures are seen faring better than corn or wheat
EU biofuels curbs would 'put quality feed supplies at risk'
Copa and Cogeca warn that rapeseed output would drop, and meal import needs rise, if the EU cuts targets for use of crop-based biofuels
Hedge funds' ag sell-down rattles sugar watchers - but not grain investors
Hedge funds swing bearish on ags at the fastest in 9 months. Their net long in cocoa hits a 4-year low. In grains, at least, will selling now slow?
Chinese DDG imports to halve, as boom time ends
Falling Chinese corn prices, and anti-dumping duties on US supplies, are removing the incentive to import US DDGs, analysts CCM say
EU farmers stick with wheat for 2017, despite rapeseed's price appeal
Strategie Grains, in its first full forecasts for EU grain areas for 2017, sees wheat retaining popularity despite price weakness
Ethanol rally stalls, despite green light from US data
US ethanol stocks fall to their lowest in a year, despite production close to a record high. But futures in the biofuel fall nonetheless...
Coffee, corn tempt hedge funds to extend bullish ags spree
Specs lift their net long to a four-month high, despite worsened sentiment on cocoa. Still, funds may wish they had had stayed cool on corn too
Sell corn and soybean rallies, says SocGen
Societe Generale advised farmers to sell any rallies in corn and soybeans, ahead of next summer's crop, after a bearish USDA report
Trump's victory - what will it bring for farming and investors?

Leading commentators give their views on what Donald Trump's victory in US presidential elections means for farming and financial markets

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