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PM markets: corn futures fall over 4% on fund overbuying

The news of a sizable hedge-fund net long, and the Chinese crash, panicked corn markets today, while arabica coffee reached 1.5 year lows

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Hedge fund losses in grains mount, as contrary bet flounders
Hedge funds lifted bullish positioning in corn and soy even amid a drop in prices - which have continued to fall. Bets on sugar, cattle fare better
'Intense heatwaves' cut hopes for EU grain yields
Official EU analysts cut hopes for the bloc's grain yields, particularly corn, citing "suboptimal weather", including near-record heat in France
Live cattle prices touch new 13-year low as placements rise
The supply of live cattle to feedlots is finally easing, after ample grass kept cattle on pasture for longer
Australian mogul joins ranchland scramble
Mining billionaire Gina Rinehart is the latest buyer of Australian ranchland, just days after a historic cattle export deal with China
Danone delays forecast for revival in dairy prices
The dairy giant pushes back to 2016 its forecast for when a revival in prices will kick in, citing setbacks to markets from China and Russia
CWB lifts canola, wheat crop hopes after Prairies tour
Drought in Canada's breadbasket caused considerable damage to canola and wheat - but not as much as had been feared, crop tour results show
Allendale downplays rain effect on US corn yields
The broker sees decent yields, and sees the market headed for 'sharply lower' prices into the autumn
Import tariffs to keep EU biofuel industry 'stagnant'
Demand for biofuels in the EU will remain flat next year, the US government said, while used cooking oil will edge out rapeseed oil as a feedstock
Rabo lifts corn, soy price outlooks - reassures on coffee, wheat
The bank cautious over the threat to crop prices from a stronger dollar. But it is reasonably sanguine on prospects for many ags nonetheless
Dryness testing Canada, EU crops curbs BASF ag sales too
The German group sees a drop in ag profits, as the lack of rain raising fears for crops such as French corn curbs the need for fungicides
Was Starbucks too quick to exploit coffee price retreat?
The groups says coffee for fiscal 2016 has been purchased at rates "slightly lower" than a year before, in contrast to a huge drop in futures
Brazil sugar downgrade looms, after rains slow cane harvest
Sugar futures recover from a contract low after industry group Unica heralds a cut to its forecast for output in Brazil's key Centre South region
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Live cattle prices hit 13-month low. What next?
In fact, beef signals suggest live cattle price revival. Should markets be worrying that feeder cattle are poised for a "multi-year bear market"?
Featured market report AM markets: China fears, fund data fuel fresh ag price falls
Worries over China, where shares tumble, cast a cloud over ag markets, which is only enhanced by data on hedge fund positions. Corn leads the decline
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