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US soybean supplies shrink to tightest on record

US soybean stocks fell even further than investors expected over 2013-14. Still, with a record harvest on the way, a rally in futures fails

Rains to curtail US harvest, as it hits key point
Rains look like preventing a catch-up in the slow pace of corn and soybean harvesting, which is reaching a state where yields may not be so strong
New Britain Palm Oil misses out on market cheer
The day gives palm majors two reasons for optimism - strong prices and the axing of some Indonesia land reforms. But New Britain shares tumble...
Cotton, soy, ethanol lead Louis Dreyfus revival
The commodities giant enjoys a far stronger start to 2014 than 2013, as good processing margins and "strong" cotton profits offset dairy weakness
Hedge funds lift bearish wheat bets to record high
Hedge funds' net short position in Chicago wheat hits the highest on records starting in 2006. They - perhaps unwisely - sell sugar notably too
Brazil unveils, unusual, corn stockpiling scheme
Brazil is to buy corn, as well as wheat, for state stockpiles, after funds in a price support scheme run low. It also foresees bumper soybean output
Hedge funds' ag selling stalls - except in wheat
Hedge funds nudge higher their exposure to rising ag commodities, against the recent trends. But this may be down to profit-taking on short bets
Grain futures plunge, but wheat premium holds firm
Con, soybean and wheat futures set fresh four-year lows, hurt by a strong dollar and big supplies. But the story is different for high protein wheat
UK a net wheat importer for 26th successive month
The UK opens 2014-15 with wheat imports still exceeding exports. But is that about to change? Rapeseed shipments make a flying start to the season
Frost hurts S Australia wheat but a boon to canola
Severe frost has reduced South Australia's wheat harvest prospects to well below 2013 levels. But for canola, cold weather has killed off pests
Agency data maintain US corn, soy acreage riddle
Data drawn from farmer filings imply that US officials are overestimating corn, soybean sowings - depending on whose interpretation you believe
Australia cuts wheat export forecast to 5-year low
Abares, noting reduced Chinese import needs, cuts its forecast for Australia's wheat shipments, and trims ideas of canola exports too
Land reform spurs MP Evans to mull Jakarta listing
MP Evans reveals it is considering a "partial listing" in Jakarta as it unveils soaring profits, but a dent from drought to palm output hopes
South America's growth in soybeans has 'transformed' pricing

The discount of distant soybean futures to nearby contracts is more than a one-off anomaly, research by USDA chief economist Joseph Glauber suggest

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