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Prairie cash wheat: Gains in prices vary by type

MGEX, CBOT December wheats up on week

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Bids in Western Canada for the week ended Thursday were higher for Canada Western Amber Durum (CWAD), Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) and Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) wheats. Gains in most of the U.S. wheat markets led to the increases, which were tempered somewhat by a stronger Canadian dollar. Average CWRS (13.5 […] Read more

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Grains council tweaks numbers in latest supply and demand data

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — The International Grains Council (IGC) released its monthly supply and demand report Thursday, projecting a six million-tonne increase in total global grain production at 2.289 billion tonnes in 2021-22. That change consisted of a seven million-tonne increase in global corn production, offset by a one million-tonne decrease in world wheat output. Soybean production […] Read more



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Supply/demand pushing up flax prices

Reading Time: 2 minutes Corrected, Sept. 23 — MarketsFarm — Prices for flax have skyrocketed in 2021, as the amount to be harvested has fallen while demand has increased, according to Dale McManus of Johnston’s Seeds at Welwyn, Sask. Johnston’s was paying $38 per bushel for golden flax picked up off of the farm, he said, and brown flax […] Read more


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

ICE weekly outlook: Canola remains rangebound

Trade predicts even smaller production

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — At least for the foreseeable future, ICE Futures canola is likely to remain rangebound, according to analyst David Derwin of PI Financial in Winnipeg. The November canola contract has support at $850 per tonne and when it bumps up to around $900 it’s quickly pulled back, he said. “Sideways is not very exciting, […] Read more

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Canada’s canola production likely to be cut further

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Barely two weeks after Statistics Canada projected 2021-22 canola production to come in around 14.7 million tonnes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture forecast the Canadian oilseed crop to be about 14 million tonnes. Now, a few days after USDA’s supply and demand estimates, Statistics Canada is already set to update its Aug. 30 […] Read more


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USDA’s September supply/demand data contain few surprises

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — There was few, if any, surprises to be found for grain traders in the latest supply and demand report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The September world agriculture supply and demand estimates (WASDE) was pretty much stand-pat in terms of U.S. corn and soybeans, according to trader Andrew Mages of Progressive […] Read more

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Feed weekly outlook: Incoming corn pressures barley, wheat

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Pressure from forthcoming corn imports from the U.S. have been driving down feed prices for barley and wheat in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, according to Evan Peterson, trader with JGL Commodities in Saskatoon. Meanwhile, prices in Alberta held steady. “We’re seeing some decent coverage right now on the feeder side. We’re waiting for the […] Read more


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CBOT weekly outlook: ‘Tricky’ USDA report due Friday

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — With the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) set to issue its monthly supply and demand estimates (WASDE) on Friday, a broker said it will be a “tricky report.” That’s because of the impact Hurricane Ida had on the U.S. transportation system, according to Scott Capinegro of Barrington Commodities at Barrington, Ill. In particular, […] Read more

ICE November 2021 canola (candlesticks) with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages (yellow, green and black lines) and CBOT October 2021 soyoil (blue line, left column). (Barchart)

ICE weekly outlook: Canola futures slide, cash prices might not follow

Weakness seen ongoing in soy complex

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — If the October soyoil contract on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) falls to 55 U.S. cents/lb., it’s likely ICE Futures canola will drop to around $850 per tonne, according to analyst Errol Anderson of ProMarket Communications in Calgary. ICE November canola closed Wednesday at $890.80 per tonne, giving up $10.80 since the […] Read more