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IGC flags double whammy to 2015 rapeseed prospects

The 2015 European Union rapeseed harvest is likely to fall "significantly" below this year's record result, with Ukraine facing a big output drop too

Bunge upbeat on Brazil, US soy crush margins
The trading house's CEO foresees "very favourable economics in soy" into 2015, flagging too a "nice profit" for Bunge from this month's soymeal rally
Bunge fans fears of Brazil farmers hoarding crops
Bunge, unveiling lower-than-expected earnings, cites a hit from unusually slow crop selling in Brazil - a trend beginning to worry crop traders too
Soymeal rally lifts prices 'beyond rational' level
Soymeal futures come within an ace of \$400 a short ton before staging a sharp retreat. Does this mark an end to their 30% rally this month?
Hedge fund short-closing wave spurs fears for corn
Hedge funds extend short covering in agricultural commodity positions - in grains, at least. But will this herald a reversal in corn prices?
Corn and soy prices to retreat - but not for long
Societe Generale says corn and soybean futures can work off pressure from an accelerating US harvest - clashing with ideas from some other observers
Sipef upbeat on palm oil, rubber price prospects
The plantations group, expecting higher prices of palm oil to come, slows sales of the vegetable oil. It is optimistic on rubber values too
'Severe' sowing delays prompt Brazil soy downgrade
Oil World, after warning over Argentine soy hopes, cuts its forecast for Brazil's harvest, cautioning that dryness has caused a "critical situation"
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
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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