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Strong yields needed to avoid 'snug' US corn, soy stocks

Brokers cut estimates for US corn and soybean stocks, following Tuesday's surprise official data. But can elevated yields bolster supplies?

Double dent to US corn, soy supply hopes sends prices soaring
Corn and soybean futures jump near to 2015 highs after the US pegs its stocks of the crops, and sowings, below market expectations. Wheat gains too
Rain damage dents upbeat hopes for US corn, soy yields
Doubts grow over ideas of a close-to-record US corn yield this year, thanks to heavy rains, tornados, flooding in the Midwest
Hedge funds wrong-footed by wheat price surge
Hedge funds cut their net short in many grains - but not wheat - ahead of the price jumps late last week. In softs, livestock they turned more bearish
CWB cautions on Canadian durum, canola crops
This week could prove crucial for durum in parts of the top exporting country, while canola output prospects may be well below official estimates
IGC makes first cut to 2015-16 world grain crop hopes
The group notes "heightened concerns about the weather" for wheat in some countries as it cuts harvest hopes. Still, supplies will stay "comfortable"
Monsanto cautious on US corn, soybean plantings
The seeds giant issues relatively downbeat forecasts for US sowings of the crops, and warns of waning expectations for Latin American corn area too
Allendale data underline huge uncertainty over US corn area
A key US acreage report could surprise markets with a large corn sowings figure, if a survey by the Illinois broker proves correct
Commerz upbeat on corn, wheat prices - but not soy
The bank stands by above-market expectations for corn and wheat futures. However, it cuts forecasts for soybean prices, despite US sowing setbacks
US corn sowings fell below official estimates - again
A survey by Roach Ag shows that US farmers, as last year, sowed 1.1m fewer acres with corn than initially expected. But what of soybeans?
Rains provoke emergence of Midwest crop troublespot
A drop in the rating of US corn, soy and wheat is down to rain damage in a few states, where officials warn of crop sudden death, disease, flooding...
Rabobank cautious on soy rally, and coffee rout
The recent Corn Belt downpours won't buoy soy futures for long, according to the agricultural lender, which is less downbeat over coffee, wheat
Hedge funds return to extending bearish ag bets
Corn, sugar and livestock are targeted as speculators raise their net short in US agricultural commodities. But soybeans prove more in favour
US cotton sowings to prove amongst lowest on record

Informa sees US cotton sowings falling even further than official forecasts show. But does that mean harvest prospects are poor too?

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