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Hedge funds cooler on grains - but in softs, bullish bets at 8-year top

Hedge funds cut their net long in grain derivatives, even before the volatility after the UK's Brexit vote. But they are increasingly exposed in softs

Argentina upbeat on soy, corn and wheat prospects
Officials nudge higher estimates for wheat sowings, forecast a record corn crop, and lift soybean harvest hopes - which an exchange does too
Import 'concerns' fuel rebuild in South Africa white maize premium
"Concerns remain over global supplies" of food staple white maize, of which South Africa has imported only a fraction of volumes targeted
US officials cut Brazil corn hopes - and warn of further downgrades
Brazil's corn imports will soar fivefold to a 16-year top, to meet demand from livestock farmers "struggling to maintain operations", US staff say
La Nina fears may limit fund selling in ags, says Rabobank markets stabilise following their drubbing in the last session. Still, sugar may be an exception, says the bank, which stays bearish overall
Chicago corn futures slump as weather fears ease
Better-than-expected US corn condition, and a more benevolent Midwest weather outlook, sends Chicago prices down 5%
Brazilian corn prices tumble as harvest picks up pace
Corn prices in Brazil have fallen sharply from their recent peak, with the sell-off far outpacing Chicago markets
Hedge funds lift bullish ag bets to 2-year top - raising scope for selling
... helped by the biggest net long in soft commodities since 2008. But has hedge funds' enthusiasm only created ammunition for selling?
Australian shippers to move in on resilient US sorghum exports
US sorghum exports have proved unexpectedly resilient. But that could change, as market moves boost the competitiveness of Australian supplies
'Favourable' conditions to lift Australian wheat crop to 4-year high
Abares raises its estimate for Australia's wheat harvest, and boosts hopes for barley production too. But canola expectations are trimmed
Commodity market rally 'still in early stages', says Hightower
"If you think you have missed the commodities move think again," influential commentator David Hightower tells the Agrimoney Investment Forum
Corn futures rally as US outlook turns drier
The hotter, drier outlook for the US has sent corn futures sharply upward
Hedge funds hike bullish ag bets to 2-year high, amid 'inflow of money'
Hedge funds fuel a rally in ag prices to a 17-month high. The likes of corn, coffee and sugar are in demand. But does the buying bode ill for wheat?
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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