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Hedge funds cut bullish ag bets, as 'Trumpflation trade' reverses

Hedge funds cut their net long in ags to the lowest in nearly a year.But heavy selling in grains could make for big price swings later this week

Coceral lifts bar on EU wheat prospects, citing high hopes for France
The industry group top forecasts for the EU soft wheat harvest this year. But it is more cautious on barley, rapeseed production prospects
Trump's trade shake-ups 'may negatively impact' US agri groups
Ag lending giant MetLife flags the threat to US agribusiness groups from potential trade hiccups. Still, there is some cause for optimism too
Egyptian wheat imports to rise after fraught year
Traders hope that a new inspection system will make the recent disruptions to Egyptian wheat imports a thing of the past, US officials said
UK farming in recovery mode, 'helped by ag price rises'
... says farm retail-to-grain trader Wynnstay, which adds that it is to "return to growth", fuelled by promising feed, seed, fertilizer sales
Hedge funds' 'massive' ag selldown spurs hopes of buying to come
Hedge funds turned bearish on ags at a record pace, data reveal, selling corn "in droves". But has this created room for fresh purchases?
Pundits upbeat on cocoa, corn prices - but not wheat, cotton, wool
Banks' - downgraded - cocoa price forecasts remain above those in the market, FocusEconomics says. But wool, wheat prices may face a fall...
Wealth of offers steals thunder from 'flurry' of wheat import orders
Algeria buys 480,000 tonnes of wheat, hours after Gasc takes to 1.7m tonnes purchases in less than a month. But offers look plentiful too
German grain, rapeseed harvests to rebound in 2017 - a bit
Deutscher Raiffeisenverband sees some crop output recovery in the major EU grower. But, citing dryness, it is less upbeat than EU officials
Allendale sees huge US soybean acres, but production to fall
Despite forecasting record soybean area the US, well ahead of government projections, the broker warns that given average yields, production will fall
Hedge funds extend ag selling - and 'scope for more sales' in grains
Sugar bears the brunt of a turn by hedge funds more bearish on agricultural commodities. Cotton bucks the trend. Does this herald a price tumble?
Ros Agro sees margins 'challenged', as Russia's growth in sugar weighs
The downside of Russia's switch from being a huge sugar importer to a net exporter is pressure on prices, which are being hit by the rouble too
Australian sorghum harvest 'heading for 23-year low'
Fears for Australia's drought-hit sorghum crop have "spooked" consumers, and lifted prices of rival grains. But are wheat values high enough?
Wheat futures - will their four-year bear market end in 2017?

Wheat futures in Chicago, the world's benchmark market, fell in 2016 for a fourth successive year. Will low prices prove a cure for low prices?

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