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Falling rand drives South African corn prices higher

Currency is in the driving seat for South African corn futures, in a market that will depend on exports to meet demand

Glencore flags appetite for ag deals - even amid debt reduction drive
The commodities giant says it can "look to consolidate" in ag, even as it unveils a sector profits drop, fuelled by China canola import hiccups
Dry weather takes toll on EU corn crop
Wheat prospects get another hefty downgrade after the wet French spring, but now dryness prompts a cut to corn hopes across the bloc
Hedge funds resume selling in ags, led by corn, cotton, hogs
Hedge funds, for the eighth week in nine, cut their net long in US-traded ags. Still, improved sentiment on cocoa and wheat limits the damage
Malting barley premium to 'stay high', after hitting 5-year top
Are beer prices heading upward? Evergrain flags cause for buoyancy in EU malting premiums, as the bloc's export surplus hits "marginal" levels
Hedge funds turn record bullish on soft commodities
Managed money is holding the biggest net long in New York traded softs on record
Corn futures hit seven-year low, on record US yields
US officials forecast record yields for corn and soybeans, topping analyst expectations
Commerz warns against grain price gloom - and cotton fervour
The bank cuts grain price hopes, but to levels above the futures curve. In cotton, it sees a "temporary setback" - even as prices go limit down
Conab cuts Brazilian corn prospects again
The safrinha crop gets ever smaller, increasing the squeeze on Brazilian prices and pressuring the livestock industry
Hedge funds extend bearish ag spree, despite cattle, wheat reversals
Hedge funds turn more gloomy on corn, cocoa and soybeans - more than offsetting more bullish positioning on other ags, notably cattle and cotton
China's clampdown on DDGs to bolster soybean imports
Chinese soybean imports, which some see falling for the first time in 15 years, should gain support from weaker buy-ins of DDGs, US officials say
Drop in grain, palm oil values ends rising food price trend
The UN highlights weakness in palm oil values, even as futures stage a sharp recovery, but proves cautious over a dairy price revival
ADM sounds bullish note for US grain export prospects
The outlook is good for US grain exports, ADM says, citing a stable dollar and good global demand
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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