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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
Brazil sees soy area rise, but warns on slow sales
Soybeans look like being the only major Brazilian crop guaranteed a rise in sowings, Conab says. But it cautions over the slow rate of forward sales
Argentine soy sowings to rise despite price falls
US farm officials counter talk of static Argentine soybean plantings for 2014-15, citing the impact of a falling peso
Deutsche urges long bet in ags, especially cocoa
Deutsche Bank follows up supportive comments last week by recommending investors go long on ag commodities. Ebola gives an extra reason to back cocoa
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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