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US officials cut Brazil corn hopes - and warn of further downgrades

Brazil's corn imports will soar fivefold to a 16-year top, to meet demand from livestock farmers "struggling to maintain operations", US staff say

AM markets: corn extends retreat, amid ideas 'rally is over'
Corn futures drop anew, despite a Brazil crop downgrade, on improved US weather. Hard wheat dices with a 10-year low. Palm oil hits a six-month bottom
Coffee market may have overreacted to Brazil frost scare - Rabobank
The bank nudges higher forecasts for arabica coffee prices, but not by much, although it does acknowledge the freeze risk is not over yet
Glass half full... is an orange juice shortage on the cards?
US officials flag "significant" damage to Brazil's orange crop, which could send juice supplies to their lowest level in decades
La Nina fears may limit fund selling in ags, says Rabobank markets stabilise following their drubbing in the last session. Still, sugar may be an exception, says the bank, which stays bearish overall
Cattle prices bounce from multi-year lows
Live and feeder cattle prices in Chicago seem to have found a floor, for the moment
Chicago corn futures slump as weather fears ease
Better-than-expected US corn condition, and a more benevolent Midwest weather outlook, sends Chicago prices down 5%
Brazilian corn prices tumble as harvest picks up pace
Corn prices in Brazil have fallen sharply from their recent peak, with the sell-off far outpacing Chicago markets
Double whammy to hopes of imminent dairy price revival
Australian officials slash dairy price forecasts, while Bega Cheese flags doubts over an improvement before "at least" the first half of 2017
Abares hikes soy price hopes - but cautious on canola upgrade
Australian officials forecast the first rise in soybean prices in a decade. But canola price prospects get only a small upgrade, amid demand worries
World wheat prices to hit 15-year low, says Australian government
Abares forecast world wheat prices falling to a fifteen-year low, while Australian wheat exports are set to rise 4% year on year
Mars cuts EU wheat yield forecast... a little
European wheat yields are still expected to be well above average levels, despite damaging rains, the EU's crop forecasting body says
Hedge funds lift bullish ag bets to 2-year top - raising scope for selling
... helped by the biggest net long in soft commodities since 2008. But has hedge funds' enthusiasm only created ammunition for selling?
Traders flag three key tests to soy rally, as prices hit 22-month top

The June calendar will provide two challenges, in the form of major US reports. And that is before tackling the issue of weather, and La Nina...

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