Soybeans & oilseeds
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
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
Brazil's soy output and exports set to fall after current year records
A local US report marks Brazil's 2017-18 soybean crop area and export potential down from the official USDA figures
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
Seed shortage, besides dryness, dents Australia canola prospects
The Australian Oilseeds Federation lowers the bar on hopes for Australia's canola harvest, citing the use of farm seed as well as a lack of rain
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
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
Monsanto again lifts profits hopes, as soy seed sales surge
Shares in the seed giant, facing a $66bn takeover by Bayer, hit a 2-year high after it unveils boosts to profits from soy and weedkillers
Hedge funds hike bearish bets on softs to record high - 'heralding price gains'
Speculators lift bearish betting on cocoa, coffee, cotton and sugar to an all-time high, while cutting short positions in wheat - at a loss
Rabo 'bullish' on arabica, sugar futures - but cautious on grain prices
The bank cuts forecasts for arabica coffee and sugar prices, but to levels above the futures curve, while proving less upbeat on grain values
Argentina issues soy, wheat downgrades - but ups corn harvest
The South American ag powerhouse trims its wheat sowings estimate close to figures from other forecasts. But corn output will hit a record
Abares adds sorghum to list of crops seeing production downgrade
... for 2017-18, with the bureau citing competition with cotton for land. Among wine crops, Abares makes a deep cut to canola export hopes