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Hedge fund ag selldown takes them net short on soy

Hedge funds are net short on soybeans for the first time since 2011, amid rising US crop hopes. Coffee and sugar suffer sell-offs too - but not cattle

SocGen cuts forecasts for corn, soy futures
The bank joins a debate about corn and soybean values by cutting price forecasts for both. But it is particularly downbeat on soybeans
Strat Grains underlines fears for EU wheat quality
"Grains quality and even yields could deteriorate significantly" if rains persist, the influential anakysis group says
Commerz foresees grain, oilseed price recoveries
The bank support ideas of ample crop supplies, but says these have been more than factored into prices, implying a revival - except in Paris wheat
Fears over China sorghum import curbs 'overplayed'
There is no evidence, yet, to support ideas that sorghum will follow corn and distillers' grains in falling prey to import curbs, the USDA says
UK corn, wheat imports beat forecasts with ease
Corn and wheat imports rebound to beat official estimates for the full season, with a month to spare. Wheat is in demand for bread, and corn for feed
Cotton bucks trend of strong US crop ratings
The condition of most US crops has held at strong levels or, like corn, improved. But US cotton declined amid "intense insect pressure" in Texas
Goldman doubts nutrient shares, as crop hopes grow
The bank flags "opportunities" in share markets to exploit growing US crop hopes which are provoking gloom in grain markets
Soy, sugar drive hedge fund sell-off in ags
Hedge funds come close to their first net short in soybeans since 2011 as they extend turn bearish in bets on ag commodities. Corn data pose a riddle
Grains plunge again, after US lifts supply hopes
Corn and soy futures set contract lows, and wheat a four-year bottom, after the US lifts forecasts for domestic and world stocks above expectations
Weather underpins hopes for huge US corn crop
Forecasts for cool weather for pollination, and data showing good crop health, support ideas of a bumper yield. Soy, wheat condition stays strong too
Hedge fund liquidation in ags 'largely complete'
ANZ says the bearish turn in fund bets on ags "looks to have largely run its course" after data shows the most bearish positioning on soy since 2011
Drought to lift Spain's grain import needs
Spain's grains harvest may fall even further than officials expect, raising the need for imports. But which export origins will the contry turn too?
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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