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Brazil downgrades its soy harvest, but lifts corn output hopes

Conab cuts its soybean crop estimate citing late-2015 dryness which, coupled with "favourable" prices, has prompted many farmers to switch to corn

Argentine farmers slow to sell 12m-tonne soy hoard - ADM
The ag trader's CEO terms "disappointing" Argentine growers' soy sales. He also reveals a strategic review of ADM's ethanol assets
US officials stand by smaller Brazil soy harvest, export forecasts
The USDA's Brasilia bureau, noting "volatile weather", restates a less optimistic view of the soy crop. Still, Mato Grosso's harvest accelerates
Hedge funds cover mass of grain shorts - sparking fears of price falls
Hedge funds return to a net long on US-traded ags, driven by a swing in grains. But has this created scope for fresh selling? Hogs attract buying too
Rabobank cuts ag price forecasts - but still leans bullish
The bank cuts hopes of wheat getting much above \$5 a bushel, and soybeans above \$9. But it is still sees gains for notably sugar and robusta coffee
DuPont sees corn sowings to rise in Brazil and US
Corn will win out over soybeans in 2016, the chemical giant says, as earnings slightly beat expectations
Canola prices poised for gains, despite rise in Canadian sowings
Officials in Canada, the top canola exporter, see prices potentially hitting a four-year high, "in the face of steady-to-strong world demand"
Canada spring wheat area to drop, in favour of canola, durum
Canadian farmers will cut spring wheat area to a five-year low in favour of crops, from durum to lentils, offering better returns
Corn to win out against soybeans in 'race for dirt', says SocGen
US corn sowings will be steady this year, while soybean sowings fall, while cotton sowings will be sharply up thanks to strong prices, the bank said
Hedge funds cut bearish ag bets for first time in 2016
Hedge funds turn less downbeat on ags, particularly on grains and soy. But wheat misses out, leading to ideas of potential price support
Autumn dryness lends double blow to 2016 rapeseed prospects
Output prospects in the top rapeseed grower, the EU, and a major exporter, Ukraine, have been hurt by poor weather, the IGC says
Slow farmer selling in Ukraine weighs on Kernel grain sales
The Ukrainian agribusiness reports grain sales down 6%, while the pace of sunflower crushing soars on a record harvest
US soy sowings to set record by even bigger margin than thought
Informa Economics lifts its forecast for US soybean plantings this year, but cuts its estimate for corn - despite downbeat official wheat area data
Soybean futures - will they end their losing streak in 2016?

Soybean futures have fallen for a third successive year, hurt by strong world production. Will a switch to corn prevent prices dropping in 2016 too?

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