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Morgan Stanley reopens US corn, soy acreage debate

The bank says data from farmer filings show that US corn and soybean sowings have been overstated - a potential support to prices

US corn stocks 'tumbled', despite bigger harvest
The US entered November with 1bn bushels less corn than a year before, Rabobank says, cautioning over ideas of a slump in soymeal prices too
Cold snap threatens US corn, wheat improvements
US farmers caught up with corn harvesting last week, and winter wheat condition showed improvement too. But cold and snowy weather is spreading
Corn prices rise on surprise trim to US harvest
Corn futures gain after the US cuts hopes for the domestic crop, downgrading its estimate of China's harvest too. For soy, revisions undermine prices
SLC Agricola highlights Brazil's switch to soy
The Brazilian farm operator, over 3,600 square kilometres, plans to raise its soybean area. But con sowings will plunge 24%, echoing a national trend
Hedge funds extend positive ag bets. But has sentiment on wheat turned?
Hedge funds lift their net long in ag commodities again, led by more positive positioning on grains. Still, Brazil worries deter bullishness in sugar
US rail, ethanol fears send Andersons plunging
Shares in The Andersons tumble after its unveils lower-than-expected profits, and warns over potential US rail hiccups and weaker ethanol margins
China fears prompt, small, cut to UN grain hopes
The UN food agency, the FAO, makes the rare move of trimming expectations for world grains output, citing dryness which has hurt China corn prospects
CF Industries flags boost from firm 2015 corn area
The fertilizer group unveils profits well below expectations, boding ill for its shares. But it will get a boost from relatively large US corn sowings
US harvest pace pick-ups, overwhelming elevators
Some US elevators close to deliveries, filled up by one of their fastest weeks on record for corn harvesting. That clears ground for wheat sowings too
Hedge fund short-closing wave spurs fears for corn
Hedge funds extend short covering in agricultural commodity positions - in grains, at least. But will this herald a reversal in corn prices?
Corn and soy prices to retreat - but not for long
Societe Generale says corn and soybean futures can work off pressure from an accelerating US harvest - clashing with ideas from some other observers
Strong Russia, Ukraine grain exports boost Kernel
The sunflowers-to-silos group sees a large rise in grain export volumes this season. But its farming division will fall short of initial expectations
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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