Wheat & cereals
Analysts wrong-footed by corn price dip - but not by falls in soy, wheat
Brokers had banked on retreats in soy and wheat prices, but not in corn, FocusEconomics data show. In softs, analysts are upbeat on prices
Black grass battle shrinks UK wheat area, but lifts spring barley
UK wheat sowings fall to one of the lowest in recent history, while spring barley area soars, reflecting measures to control the weed
Strategie Grains cuts EU wheat harvest hopes - again
The group takes above 3m tonnes in 3 months its cuts to EU soft wheat hopes - following hard on the heels of a downgrade by the USDA too
Russia upgraded to top rank in world wheat exports in 2017-18
The USDA, citing "excellent" crop conditions, lifts its estimate for Russian wheat exports this season above the forecast for EU shipments
Corn, winter wheat drag grains lower, as US supply hopes top expectations
Spring wheat and soybeans eventually falter too, despite emerging less negatively from the USDA's benchmark Wasde report on world crop supplies
Hedge funds 'aggressive' buyers in grains - and 'more to come'
... in corn and soy, some say, in which funds remain net short as US weather fears are growing. Funds are now more short in softs than grains
Agrana ramps up in wheat starch, as 'paperless society' idea founders
The group doubles capacity at an Austrian wheat starch plant, to meet demand from a paper industry buoyed by the needs of online retailers
Drought stokes fears of smallest Australian wheat crop in a decade
Traders in the southern hemisphere's top wheat exporter are seeing "the possibility of a sub 20m-tonne" crop, with canola prospects dubious too
Grain prices rise at quickest in 3 years - despite 'abundant' supplies
The UN, while cuttings hopes for the world wheat harvest, says supplies are "ample" nonetheless. Still, grain prices rise, as do dairy values
Egyptian wheat purchase highlights big premium for US supplies
Gasc extends its rapid start to 2017-18 for wheat purchases, buying 410,000 tonnes - all from Romania and Russia. Algeria buys big too
Spain's wheat imports to soar 40%, as 'worst crop omens confirmed'
AgroInfomarket lifts forecasts for soft wheat and corn imports by the EU's top buyer, as it cuts, again, hopes for Spain's own harvest
Australia wheat harvest to fall further than first thought
NAB's first estimates of the drought hit Australian wheat harvest come in well below other analysts' forecasts - and could go lower still
Hedge funds wrong-footed, again, by downbeat grain bets
Hedge funds ramped up bearish bets on corn and soy ahead of gains in futures - which will likely foster short-covering, and further price rises