GFM Network News


India looking to import pulses

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm – Although India has prioritized producing their country’s own pulses self-sufficiently, unprecedented rainfall in October and November could turn the country back to relying on imports. A statement from the chairman of the Indian Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA), Zaverchand Bheda, said as much as 50 per cent of the urad pulse crop was […] Read more



Feed weekly outlook: Feed grain prices a mixed bag

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm – Feed grain prices reflected the mixed bag of harvest conditions across the Prairies, which produced feed grains of varying quality. In particular, for feed wheat that came off the fields dry and in good condition, prices were around C$5.50 per bushel. However, there’s about a 50-cent discount for tough feed wheat, and moisture […] Read more

CBOT weekly outlook: Corn waits for news

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm – Commodities on the Chicago Board of trade were range-bound and “starving for news” at midweek. Scott Capinegro of Barrington Commodity Brokers in Illinois noted that the December corn contract started the month at US$3.88 per bushel, and was currently at US$3.8850. “It went absolutely nowhere,” he said. Snowstorms in North Dakota, South Dakota, […] Read more


Some Saskatchewan crops may stay on fields over winter

Reading Time: 1 minute A harvest season bereft of good weather will result in some crops staying in the field until springtime. The exact percentage of unharvested crops, however, remains uncertain. “Some of the heaviest snowfall has fallen in the regions where most of the crop was left out,” commented Todd Lewis, president of Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan. […] Read more

Western Canadian wheat bids mostly lower

Reading Time: 2 minutes Wheat bids in Western Canada were mostly lower for the week ended October 24. Losses were observed in Canadian Western Red Spring Wheat (CWRS) and Canadian Red Spring (CPSR), with Canadian Western Amber Durum (CWAD) staying steady to slightly lower. Average CWRS (13.5 per cent) wheat prices were down by C$7 to C$8 per tonne, […] Read more