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US supply data injects buzz into corn, spring wheat markets

Corn futures burst higher after the US unveils smaller-than-expected stocks, while a harvest downgrade sends the spring wheat premium soaring

World winter wheat sowings for 2017 to defy weak prices - IGC
The IGC issues its first outlook on world winter wheat sowings, and EU rapeseed area, for the 2017 harvest - adding that weather has been "mixed"
Drought damage lingers in REA's palm plantations
Palm oil production has been sharply lower so far this year, with the effects of last year's drought still hurting production this summer
Bumper harvests to send Ceres Global Ag grain volumes soaring
The silos-to-logistics group, attempting to draw a line under durum losses, is to see its crop volumes near-double, backed by new capacity too
Hedge funds prefer hard wheat to soft, coffee to cocoa, cattle to hogs...
Hedge funds, having spent months betting on gains in soft commodity prices and losses in grains, focus on spreads within ag sectors
Expansion into palm oil's 'new frontier' snags on land muddles
"Several" palm groups, squeezed for space in Asia, are buying in Peru. But land mix-ups, underlined by a cocoa dispute, are marring progress
Hedge funds' short-covering spree in corn 'may have further to go'
Hedge funds may face pressure to take some, unprofitable, bets in corn. In softs, some funds throw lose their nerve on cocoa, sugar too early
SocGen shrugs off US soybean yield upgrade
The bank downplays ideas of higher soybean yields, maintaining a bullish outlook based on heavy export demand
Palm prices drop - defying tumble in Malaysian stocks to 5-year low
Malaysia's palm oil stocks fall far further than thought, thanks to hefty exports and soft output. But shipments make a weak start to September
Soybean prices tumble, grains ease on upbeat US harvest forecasts
The US raises its soybean harvest forecast more than traders had expected - and cuts China imports hopes too. US corn crop hopes are trimmed
Australian wheat crop upgraded - heralding 'gruesome' export battle
Abares lifts barley, canola, wheat harvest forecasts to among the highest ever, citing "very favourable" conditions. But who will buy the crop?
Hedge funds hike bets on ideas of coffee, hard wheat supply squeezes
Hedge funds cut bullish ag bets to a four-month low. But that disguises positioning for US cotton damage, and tightness in hard wheat supplies
Big US grain harvest threaten storage space squeeze
US farmers will struggle to hold their corn crop off the market, given the shortage in storage space
Cocktail of concerns dogs start to Brazil's soy sowing season

Brazilian soybean sowings look poised to grow at their slowest pace in a decade - with farmers facing dryness and seed worries too

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