Soybeans & oilseeds
Coceral upgrades 2017 EU rapeseed harvest, as hope rise for 2018
Coceral lifts the bar on estimates for the newly-finished EU rapeseed crop, as focus turns to prospects for the next one
Drought-hit Australia cuts hopes for wheat, canola, coarse grains
Abares cuts its forecast for Australia's much-watched wheat exports by 2.7m tonnes, with coarse grains shipments to hit a 7-year low
Hedge funds end ag selling spree - despite US corn, soy, cotton upgrades
Hedge funds cut short bets on ags, despite increased hopes for US corn, cotton and soybean supplies. Have ag prices passed their nadir?
Canada's canola output 'may not have fallen as far as thought'
Canada's canola harvest may beat current estimates, officials say. Still, they upgrade hopes for prices of the oilseed, and of barley too
Argentine sunflower hopes lifted by wheat losses, Ukraine dryness
Argentina is set for its best sunflower seed harvest in a decade, thanks to knock-on effects from persistent rains, and drought in Ukraine
SocGen bearish on crops, slashing price forecasts - but not for coffee
Societe Generale downgrades price forecasts for a swathe of crops, and especially corn and sugar, to below levels investors are pricing in
Sell-off in ags has gone far enough, according to broker forecasts
Commentators, while cutting price forecasts for many ags, leave estimates ahead of the futures curve across grains and soft commodities
Corn leads grain markets lower, after surprise US yield upgrades
Corn futures plunge near to contract lows, with soybeans tumbling too. But wheat prices are caught only temporarily in the downdraft
French sugar beet crop biggest in at least 25 years, wheat upgraded
Official data underline the prospect of surging EU sugar output - but jar with Tereos forecasts. French wheat, rapeseed crops get ugprades too
Drought, frost cut Australia wheat crop hopes to 9-year low
... with canola prospects downgraded by Abares to an 8-year low, and reductions to forecasts for the likes of chickpeas and oats too
Hedge funds turn more bearish on grains than on soft commodities
Speculators raise bullish bets on hurricane-beset US cotton, while lifting short positions on corn. Are they overconfident on grain yields?
Palm oil futures hit 5-month high, despite Malaysia stocks rise
Malaysian palm oil inventories rise, but not as far as many investors had expected, sapped by firmer exports. But what of output prospects?
Soyoil prices 'to support' palm values - whatever Malaysia data show
MIDF ditches forecasts of a palm oil price "surge". But it says they should stay firm, even if statistics on Monday show high stocks