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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
Hard wheat leads wheat price rally, as US adds to weather woes
Wheat futures close at multi-week highs. But hard wheat futures fare particularly well, as dryness slows sowings in a key US growing area
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
French wheat loses Egyptian tender - but gains consolation
Gasc opts for Russian and Ukrainian wheat at its latest tender, overlooking French supplies. Still, at least it has not, yet, raised protein specs...
Australian wheat prices rise, as dryness worries revive
NAB raises its forecast for the Australian wheat crop, but to a level well below the official forecast, as hopes for the harvest retreat
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
EU wheat harvest estimates raised... but no boost to exports
Despite lifting its estimate of the wheat harvest nearly 4m tonnes, the EU sees no change in the pace of exports
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?
Rabo ups sugar price hopes - but downgrades coffee, wheat
The bank flags "increasingly supportive" sugar dynamics, but sees drops in cocoa, wheat values. Soy hopes are cut, but remain above the futures curve
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"
Talk of large UK wheat crop spurs worries of supply glut

The UK is poised for a second successive strong harvest - when much of the last crop is still in storage. Does this mean low prices?

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