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Strong crops in southern Alberta, weaker ratings in north

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm – Crop conditions in Alberta are a story of opposites in looking at the data in the latest provincial crop report. In the northern half of the province excessive moisture has created poor crop conditions, while more ideal conditions in the south have resulted in ratings far above the five-year averages. Due to the […] Read more

Saskatchewan crops in decent shape heading into August

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm – Crops throughout Saskatchewan rated as being in fair to good condition, according to the latest weekly crop report from Saskatchewan Agriculture. As of July 27, spring cereals, canola, field peas and soybeans were said to be in fair to excellent. The report said winter wheat and fall rye were ripening and maturing. Harvest […] Read more


Canola crush edges up, soybean crush falls

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — As the amount of canola crushed in Canada increased slightly in June, the soybean crush was down significantly, according to the latest monthly report from Statistics Canada. The federal agency on Thursday released crushing statistics for major oilseeds, which showed 864,559 tonnes of canola crushed in June, up 1.12 per cent from the […] Read more

Prairie cash wheat: Bids broadly lower

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Wheat bids in Western Canada were broadly lower during the week ended Thursday, with double-digit losses observed in Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) and Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) wheats. Canada Western Amber Durum (CWAD) had moderate declines. Average CWRS (13.5 per cent protein) wheat prices were down $7-$11 per tonne, according to […] Read more


Producer deliveries spike in June

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Grain deliveries in Canada increased 48.5 per cent from May to June, according to Statistics Canada in a report released today. The report, Producer Deliveries of Major Grains, showed more than 5.16 million tonnes of all grains were delivered by producers in June, compared to the approximately 3.54 million tonnes in May. It’s […] Read more

Pulse weekly outlook: Lentil prices off pandemic peak

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Lentil prices received a bit of a bump earlier in the year from peak pandemic panic-buying, but have subsided in recent weeks. “At the beginning, a lot of people were buying, which led to a spike in prices,” explained Marcos Mosnaim of Globeways Canada in Mississauga. “That scarcity has come down a lot.” […] Read more


Solid grain exports continue through Thunder Bay

June's handle includes record-large CP grain train

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Grain shipments through the Port of Thunder Bay continue to run at a strong pace, with season-to-date volumes of 3.2 million tonnes, up 35 per cent from the five-year average, according to an update from the port. A total of 866,066 tonnes of grain were shipped through the port, located on the northern […] Read more

Weekly canola exports well below average

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Weekly Canadian canola exports fell to their second-lowest level of the 2019-20 crop year-to-date during the week ended Sunday, according to the latest data from the Canadian Grain Commission. Only 80,300 tonnes of canola were exported during the 45th week of the crop year, down 44 per cent from the previous week and […] Read more


Feed weekly outlook: Lower stocks support grain prices

Corn still 'competitively' priced

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Feed grain prices in Western Canada have been strong lately, as old-crop supplies reach seasonal lows. “We’re getting to the bottom of old-crop stocks,” said Allen Pirness of Market Place Commodities in Lethbridge. However, he noted, growing conditions on the Prairies have been favourable, with no indication of a “drought-induced early harvest.” Old-crop […] Read more

Ocean freight rate index moving higher

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Ocean freight rates have shown steady gains over the past month, rising to some of their highest levels of 2020 as world economies show signs of recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Baltic Dry Index (BDI), a major indicator of shipping rates, has moved higher for 12 straight sessions, hitting 973 points on […] Read more