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US crop setbacks spark revival in soybean, cotton prices

Weather extremes have taken a far bigger toll on US soy than thought, with cotton crop deteriorating unusually quickly. But grain prices ease

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Hedge funds' preference for grains over softs 'has gone far enough'
Speculators' may, in building bullish bets on grains, have left the complex open for selling. But in softs, buyers may hold an opportunity
Bunge Q2 profit warning re-opens takeover speculation
Bunge's warning that Q2 earnings will be lower than expected has reignited speculation that the company remains a Glencore takeover target
Hedge funds buy grains at record pace, as weather woes threaten crops
... but the extent of the buying is so big it spurs ideas that funds may now turn to selling instead. In softs, speculators are record bearish
Black grass battle shrinks UK wheat area, but lifts spring barley
UK wheat sowings fall to one of the lowest in recent history, while spring barley area soars, reflecting measures to control the weed
Analysts wrong-footed by corn price dip - but not by falls in soy, wheat
Brokers had banked on retreats in soy and wheat prices, but not in corn, FocusEconomics data show. In softs, analysts are upbeat on prices
Corn, winter wheat drag grains lower, as US supply hopes top expectations
Spring wheat and soybeans eventually falter too, despite emerging less negatively from the USDA's benchmark Wasde report on world crop supplies
Brazil's soy output and exports set to fall after current year records
A local US report marks Brazil's 2017-18 soybean crop area and export potential down from the official USDA figures
Hedge funds 'aggressive' buyers in grains - and 'more to come'
... in corn and soy, some say, in which funds remain net short as US weather fears are growing. Funds are now more short in softs than grains
Seed shortage, besides dryness, dents Australia canola prospects
The Australian Oilseeds Federation lowers the bar on hopes for Australia's canola harvest, citing the use of farm seed as well as a lack of rain
Drought stokes fears of smallest Australian wheat crop in a decade
Traders in the southern hemisphere's top wheat exporter are seeing "the possibility of a sub 20m-tonne" crop, with canola prospects dubious too
Grain prices rise at quickest in 3 years - despite 'abundant' supplies
The UN, while cuttings hopes for the world wheat harvest, says supplies are "ample" nonetheless. Still, grain prices rise, as do dairy values
Hedge funds wrong-footed, again, by downbeat grain bets
Hedge funds ramped up bearish bets on corn and soy ahead of gains in futures - which will likely foster short-covering, and further price rises
Feature
Crop farmers may become fishes' best friends

... assuming Nufarm, whose shares in the group hit a 7-year high, gains consent for a canola seed genetically modified to produce fish oils

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