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Corn and soy prices to retreat - but not for long

Societe Generale says corn and soybean futures can work off pressure from an accelerating US harvest - clashing with ideas from some other observers

Sipef upbeat on palm oil, rubber price prospects
The plantations group, expecting higher prices of palm oil to come, slows sales of the vegetable oil. It is optimistic on rubber values too
'Severe' sowing delays prompt Brazil soy downgrade
Oil World, after warning over Argentine soy hopes, cuts its forecast for Brazil's harvest, cautioning that dryness has caused a "critical situation"
US corn, soy harvest pace to accelerate - at last
Drier weather will allow a pick-up in the pace of corn and soybean harvesting this week - with potential implications for prices, and wheat sowings
Extent of hedge fund short-closing in ags revealed
Hedge funds raise bullish positioning on ags by more than 50,000 contracts, led by short covering. Bullish positioning on coffee hits a six-year high
Corn a better bet than soybeans - Commerzbank
The bank cuts forecasts for a range of crops, buts its expectations for soybeans are particularly downbeat. Are rapeseed and cotton undervalued?
Wheat to avoid drop in EU sowings of major crops
EU farmers, facing revised subsidy rules, will cut seedings of barley, corn and rapeseed for the 2015 harvest. But wheat area will hold steady
Brazil soybean rust concerns buoy Syngenta sales
The agrichemicals giant reports a 2% rise in sales, despite difficult markets, as Brazilian growers seek a solution to a growing soy disease problem
China's hunger for soy could drain world supply
At current rates of growth, the world will "run out of soybeans" within a decade, LMC says, flagging a rise by meal in driving oilseeds pricing
Have hedge funds ended wave of selling in ags?
Hedge funds' net long position in ags stays stable for a fourth week, as selling in corn and soy is matched by less bearish takes on cotton and sugar
Grain markets hit turbulence after data surprises
US officials lift forecasts for domestic corn and soybean harvests, but by less than expected, and cut estimates for world wheat supplies
Investors brace for Wasde crop report 'swing ball'
The extent of uncertainties ahead of the benchmark crop report has made life tricky for investors. But its outcome could make things easy for growers
Malaysia extends palm tax perk, as exports falter
Malaysia extends until the end of the year a period of zero duty on palm oil exports, even as a revival in shipments shows signs of waivering
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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