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Flood losses prompt cut to Canada's harvest hopes

Canadian officials now foresee a 21% slump in the country's grains and oilseeds production, with the barley harvest to fall to a 32-year low

Hedge fund ag selldown takes them net short on soy
Hedge funds are net short on soybeans for the first time since 2011, amid rising US crop hopes. Coffee and sugar suffer sell-offs too - but not cattle
SocGen cuts forecasts for corn, soy futures
The bank joins a debate about corn and soybean values by cutting price forecasts for both. But it is particularly downbeat on soybeans
Good start to UK barley harvest, less so rapeseed
UK barley yields are beating the norm so far, Adas says. For rapeseed, early results are average, a trend deemed by some "a bit of a disappointment"
Bumper US crop 'to send soybean futures below $10'
Soybean futures have significant scope for further falls, to judge by previous years when US yields set records, Jefferies Bache says
Commerz foresees grain, oilseed price recoveries
The bank support ideas of ample crop supplies, but says these have been more than factored into prices, implying a revival - except in Paris wheat
Cotton bucks trend of strong US crop ratings
The condition of most US crops has held at strong levels or, like corn, improved. But US cotton declined amid "intense insect pressure" in Texas
Goldman doubts nutrient shares, as crop hopes grow
The bank flags "opportunities" in share markets to exploit growing US crop hopes which are provoking gloom in grain markets
Soy, sugar drive hedge fund sell-off in ags
Hedge funds come close to their first net short in soybeans since 2011 as they extend turn bearish in bets on ag commodities. Corn data pose a riddle
Grains plunge again, after US lifts supply hopes
Corn and soy futures set contract lows, and wheat a four-year bottom, after the US lifts forecasts for domestic and world stocks above expectations
Palm gives ag markets rare piece of bulllish data
Malaysia's palm oil stocks fall by more than expected to a one-year low, thanks in part to firm exports, which have made a strong start to July too
UK farmers lift wheat area but curb rapeseed plans
Growers lifted wheat sowings even further than initially expected. But growth in rapeseed area fell short - a trend that may repeat itself for 2015
EU biofuel outlook bad for rapeseed, less so wheat
Rapeseed use by biofuels plants is being undermined by competition with other oilseed raw materials. But wheat use for making ethanol will revive
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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