Wheat & cereals
Argentine farmers, facing 'serious weed problem', to lift corn, wheat area
Argentina is to continue regaining "importance" in wheat exports in 2017-18, and set a record in corn, as back-to-back soy growing loses favour
Speedy US corn, soy farmers face return of rain delays
Rains are to return to the Midwest, where growers have sown more crops than had been thought. But spring wheat areas face a, welcome, dry spell
Paris wheat prices gain, as EU warns on dryness danger
Worries over a developing rainfall deficit supported front-month Paris wheat futures, despite pressure from the rallying euro
Hedge funds extend ag selling spree to second-longest on record
... raising some ideas that grain prices are vulnerable to a rebound. One commentator likens the wheat market to a geyser poised to blow
Spring wheat, canola prices slump on big Canadian sowings
Spring wheat and canola sowings are seen rising faster than expected, according to Canadian government data
'Considerable transport problems' cut Australian wheat export hopes
Strong pulse and canola exports are squeezing container supplies, "jeopardising" Australia's reputation, and landing merchants with losses
Heavy carry-over stocks will support Black Sea wheat exports
Large inventories will keep Russian and Ukrainian wheat exports strong in 2017-18, despite falling production, US officials say
Banks and hedge funds aligned on poor wheat price prospects
... but they diverge on the outlook for cocoa and soybean futures, on which banks are more optimistic. Hedge funds are more upbeat on cotton
London wheat hits 2-year high, Paris gains as dryness fears mount
Agritel and Strategie Grains flag rain shortfalls in parts of the EU, the top wheat grower, while raised Turkish buying helps export hopes
Soybean futures slump after US upgrades ideas of world stocks
This month's wasde was seen as bearish across the board, with big upgrades to soybean, corn, and wheat crops
Turkish wheat stocks plummet, amid economic uncertainty
A ban on Russian imports, and a slumping currency, discourages stock-holding in the world's largest flour exporter, US officials say
Rain, hail, tornadoes, mudslides slow US corn, wheat sowings
Weather setbacks keep early US sowings progress behind market expectations - and more rain is forecast. But the moisture is helping winter wheat
Wheat wins over corn for Chinese farmers after subsidy reform
The huge shakeup of China's agricultural system is diving wheat sowings to recent-highs, while corn stockpiles finally start to ease