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Rabobank slashes soy price hopes on big US, South America crop prospects

The bank also notes delayed Chinese buying, and warns that slow US corn sowings could mean acres switched to soybeans

Palm oil prices have scope for recovery - short-term
...says Anglo-Eastern Plantations, but sees them dipping in the second half of 2017, amid ideas of demand headwinds as well as reviving output
Record US soybean sowings lift DuPont profits
The seed giant reports rising sales, although a shift away from corn is delaying some returns, particularly after shift to direct farmer sales
Speedy US corn, soy farmers face return of rain delays
Rains are to return to the Midwest, where growers have sown more crops than had been thought. But spring wheat areas face a, welcome, dry spell
Hedge funds extend ag selling spree to second-longest on record
... raising some ideas that grain prices are vulnerable to a rebound. One commentator likens the wheat market to a geyser poised to blow
Spring wheat, canola prices slump on big Canadian sowings
Spring wheat and canola sowings are seen rising faster than expected, according to Canadian government data
Palm oil vulnerable to 'buying wave', says Sipef, as futures bounce
The plantations group foresees an end to palm oil and rubber price downturns - as futures in both recover from multi-month lows
Brazil's safrinha harvest could leave 'huge piles' of corn without storage
Slow soybean sales could mean there is no storage for the Brazilian second-crop corn harvest, leaving millions of tonnes piled up outside
Banks and hedge funds aligned on poor wheat price prospects
... but they diverge on the outlook for cocoa and soybean futures, on which banks are more optimistic. Hedge funds are more upbeat on cotton
ABN cuts sugar price forecast, even as futures rally
The bank cuts its forecast for sugar prices to levels well below those being priced in by investors. Hopes for soy futures are downgraded too
Heavy rains hurt 'more than 1m hectares' of Argentine land
.. says the Buenos Aires grains exchange, noting floods and overflowing rivers. Still, yield hopes are high for surviving corn, soy crops
Soybean futures slump after US upgrades ideas of world stocks
This month's wasde was seen as bearish across the board, with big upgrades to soybean, corn, and wheat crops
Hopes for Brazil's record soy and safrinha corn crops raised again
The Brazilian crop supply agency unveils another upgrade to row crop expectations, citing good weather conditions
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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