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Corn prices to rise, lifted by market squeeze, says Monsanto

The group sees corn prices regaining levels not seen in 16 months, above those markets are expecting. Glyphosate values will rise too

Argentine corn, wheat sowings may drop by 1.5m hectares
That is bigger than the drop expected by many forecasters - although the prospect of elections is adding to uncertainty
Ag prices in downward trend, says UN, doubting revival chances
Market behaviour signals that prices are in a long-term downward trend, the UN FAO says, even as food values rise for the first time in 18 months
Cargill returns to the black, helped by raised market volatility
The commodities giant, which in June reported its first loss in 14 years, exploits an upswing in market uncertainty to return firmly into profit
Ag markets face further 'bloodletting', Macquarie warns
The bank is downbeat on price prospects for rubber and soybeans, and says the "worst is yet to come" for potash. Still, it is "bullish" on corn
Hedge funds make positive shift in ag bets, led by sugar
Speculators cut sharply short positions in ags - notably in soyoil, and in sugar in which they turn their most upbeat on prices in 14 months
Wheat futures revive, as US downgrades harvest
US officials cut hopes for the domestic wheat crop by more than forecast, seeing stocks lower than thought too. Corn, soy data prove less bullish
US harvest pace to pick up, as dry weather sets in
Last week proved a mixed one for the US harvest, with corn progress held back by sluggish crop development - and overtaken by rapid soybean reaping
Hedge funds wrong-footed by soyoil, sugar, wheat price rebounds
Hedge funds return to extending bearish positioning on ags - just ahead of price recoveries in many markets. Will coffee be next to catch them out?
HFCS prices jump, as factory cuts give producers 'whip hand'
Soft drinks giants are agreeing to pay far more for corn sweeteners than last year, as capacity cutbacks pay off for producers, Credit Suisse says
ANZ downbeat on wheat, corn, cotton prices
The bank, citing China reforms and weight of supplies, cuts corn and wheat price forecasts to levels below the futures curve. Cotton is "overbought"
World wheat stocks to hit record high, says IGC
The council lifts its forecast for global wheat, and overall grain, stocks - and highlights "bearish fundamentals" in the sector
USDA 'too optimistic' on wheat, says bank, foreseeing price rise
Commerzbank cuts wheat price forecasts, but to levels above the futures curve - and is upbeat on corn, soy too. Rapeseed price hopes are upgraded
Fall in real boosts Brazilian soybean sowings hopes

Michael Cordonnier says the real's drop to a record low has only lifted prospects for Brazilian soy area. Still, there is a worry for farmers ahead...

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