Wheat & cereals
Ideas of harvest delays price Russian wheat out of Egyptian tender
Russian wheat misses out at a tender by Egypt's Gasc for only the second time in a year. Romania, Ukraine win orders. French is cheaper too
UK turns net wheat importer, as ethanol plant demand surges
UK wheat imports this season will exceed exports for only the fourth time in 25 years, officials say, flagging growing biofuels demand
Wheat futures renew rally, amid fresh worries over EU, US dryness
Data show US spring wheat deteriorating further, defying expectations of revival. In Europe, a heatwave spurs worries of crop "scalding"
CropEnergies shares jump, as Ensus ethanol plant 'comes right'
The ethanol group lifts its profits hopes, after its reopened UK ethanol plant begins to realise, at last, some of the hopes for it
Wheat quirk questions case for getting bearish on feeder cattle
Feeder cattle supplies may not be as strong as they appear from bumper feedlot placements - which reflect a knock-on effect of low wheat prices
Hedge funds, wrong-footed by grains rally, 'swallow losses'
Hedge funds' surprising spring bearish spree on grain price falls appears to have led to losses. Still, many look in the money on sugar
Canadian spring wheat in much better health than US crop
... to judge by Saskatchewan, the top growing province, which has seen "much-needed rain". But canola, durum are not faring so well
Aussie wheat prices rise. amid 'record' Western Australia dryness
Wheat prices have "had an exciting week with prices starting to climb in an attention-grabbing way", AgVantage says, as drought fears grow
Rains boost hopes for German crops - wheat especially
Deutscher Raiffeisenverband flags the boost to crops from recent rains, although wheat has benefited more than the likes of barley and rapeseed
Ag price forecasters upbeat over soy, sugar - but not wheat
... according to a survey by FocusEconomics, which also flags an upgrade to hopes for corn futures. But forecasters lose optimism over cocoa
'Abysmal' US crop rating sends spring wheat futures to two-year top
Spring wheat futures soar, amid growing evidence of damage to the US crop from dryness which raises the ghost of the 2012 drought year
Australia lifts wheat hopes - but clamour for chickpeas curbs canola
Abares cuts hopes for Australian output of barley and canola, flagging soaring sowings of chickpeas, even at the expense of best ag practice
Commodities a top contrarian bet, says BofA Merrill Lynch
... after fund managers turn "underweight" on the sector at the fastest pace in seven years, amid waning hopes for economic growth