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CBOT weekly outlook: Focus to shift after USDA’s largely stand-pat WASDE report

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — There was little change in U.S. markets shortly after the release of the latest supply and demand estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). But that scenario could change for wheat markets, said Steve Georgy, president of Allendale Inc. at McHenry, Ill. “We’ve got to pay attention to how the wheat markets […] Read more

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Flax area seen expanding on strongest prices ever

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — To MarketsFarm Pro analyst Mike Jubinville, there’s no doubt that flaxseed acres in Canada will increase in 2021. In Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC) March supply and demand estimates, the department projected flax acres to jump 22 per cent in 2021-22 at about 1.14 million, up from nearly 931,600 seeded in the previous […] Read more


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Pulse weekly outlook: Lentil values mainly steady

'There’s no fire in the lentil belly, that’s for sure'

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — There hasn’t been much change in lentil prices over the last week and at least one marketer expects there likely won’t be any when it comes to the amount of lentils that Canadian farmers plant in 2021. “[Lentil prices] are just softer than what they were. There’s no fire in the lentil belly, […] Read more

ICE May 2021 canola (candlesticks) with Bollinger (20,2) bands, July 2021 canola (green line) and November 2021 canola (black line). (Barchart)

ICE weekly outlook: USDA reports could spur record canola acres

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — After May and July canola contracts took hefty hits over the past the week, they skyrocketed to close out the calendar month following a pair of reports from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The department on Wednesday issued its first survey-based prospective planting report for 2021, which called for increased acres for […] Read more


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Prairie cash wheat: Bids mixed with falling futures, weaker loonie

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Bids in Western Canada were mixed this week for Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) wheat and steady to lower for Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) and durum (CWAD). Lower prices in U.S. wheat markets weighed on values, while a weaker Canadian dollar provided support. Average CWRS (13.5 per cent protein) wheat prices were […] Read more

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Pulse weekly outlook: Roquette pea plant readying for full operation

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Operations at the Roquette pea processing plant just west of Portage la Prairie, Man. have been underway since the end of 2020, according to Michelle Finley of Roquette Canada. The company is working toward full operation at the world’s largest pea plant by early 2022, she said. “To date we have picked up […] Read more


ICE May 2021 canola with Bollinger (20,2) bands. (Barchart)

ICE weekly outlook: Is a bear market next for canola?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Winnipeg | MarketsFarm — The canola market started to retreat this week as unpriced supplies still in the countryside approach non-existent, according to Wayne Palmer, analyst with Exceed Grain in Winnipeg. For the first half of the week of March 15, canola began to lose strength, particularly in old-crop months. That was highlighted at the […] Read more



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CBOT weekly outlook: U.S. supply and demand report stands pat

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Expected changes to ending stocks for soybeans, corn and wheat did not occur in the latest supply and demand report Tuesday from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Rather, the department held onto its February projections. “I’m disappointed [the USDA] didn’t adjust anything. I’m not saying they didn’t do their homework. I’m just […] Read more

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Railways to blame for terminal shortages, WGEA says

Grain handlers take issue with MarketsFarm report

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — The association representing the Prairies’ main grain handling companies says recent delays in loading vessels have less to do with the availability of grain and more to do with the railways hauling it to port. The Western Grain Elevator Association (WGEA), which represents major handlers such as Viterra, Richardson, Cargill and others, raised […] Read more