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US too low on corn, soy yield but overstating area

US farm officials may be too downbeat on corn and soybean yield potential. But they are overestimating sowings, Macquarie says

Palm, soy oil prices 'to recover from' 5-year lows
Jefferies and Oil World offer hope for vegetable oil prices, after palm oil and soyoil futures hit their lowest since 2009
Rains bode well for US soy - but not spring wheat
Rains forecast for the northern US should underpin strong soybean yield expectations. But for wheat, they mean harvest delays and raised disease fears
Grain, soybean prices fall after world supply hopes raised
Corn, wheat prices hit multi-month lows after US officials surprise investors by lifting world stocks estimates. For soy, the picture is more mixed
Africa palm oil groups acknowledge Ebola threat
Palm oil minnow Equatorial Palm Oil follows giant Sime Darby in revealing concerns over the spread of the fatal virus in Liberia
Brokers question USDA corn, soy data as too low
There is ample reason to expect US officials to lift further their corn yield hopes, brokers say, flagging a "stunning surprise" in soy estimates too
US ups corn yield hopes, but by less than forecast
Corn futures pare losses after the US raises supply hopes far less than investors had expected. Revisions are more downbeat for soybean, wheat prices
Patchy rains allow retreat in US soybean condition
Rains last some key US growing areas, including Indiana, prompting a disappointing crop rating. Cotton's rating eases too. But corn holds steady
Cotton, sugar lead hedge fund pessmism on ags
Hedge funds cut further bullish positioning on ags. They turn net short on cotton and sugar, more than offsetting less dismal positioning on grains
Rising Malay stocks send palm price to 1-year low
Malaysia's palm oil stocks show a surprise increase, lifted by stronger-than-expected production - and export weakness which continues into August
Wilmar heralds revival as China crush margins rise
The sugar-to-flour giant unveils a 22% drop in earnings, but says it is poised for a "much better performance" as oilseed processing margins improve
Corn price dip spurs SA farmers to prioritise soy
Sure, soybean prices have dropped in South America. But corn values have fallen further still, taking extra gloss from its appeal to growers
Australia wheat hopes grow, but virus hits canola
South Australia estimates the state's wheat crop ahead of official expectations. But a virus outbreak hurts canola prospects
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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