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As ‘Cannabis 2.0’ kicks off, industry strangled by limited retail outlets

Reading Time: 3 minutes Reuters — A year after Canada legalized use of recreational marijuana, cannabis stocks have lost half their market value, and investors betting that the launch of higher-margin pot-infused drinks and other products will quickly lift shares may be in for a bumpy ride. So-called cannabis 2.0 — legalization of marijuana derivatives including edibles, beverages, extracts […] Read more



Canadian canola deliveries hit weekly record

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm — Canadian farmers made record deliveries of canola into the commercial pipeline during the second week of October, according to the latest Canadian Grain Commission data. Wet weather, including heavy snow in some regions, continued to keep farmers off of their fields across much of Western Canada, but producers were actively delivering canola and […] Read more

BHP sets early 2021 for decision on Jansen potash project

Reading Time: 2 minutes Melbourne | Reuters — BHP Group Ltd., the world’s biggest miner, said on Thursday it will make a final investment decision on its long-delayed $17 billion Jansen potash project in Saskatchewan around February 2021. Investors have been awaiting a decision by BHP on whether to go ahead with project, which would be its most significant […] Read more


Pulse weekly outlook: Early snow hurts edible bean prospects

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — An early snow storm hit key edible bean growing regions of Manitoba and the northern U.S. hard, with a large portion of the crop in the region now facing an uncertain future. “It is unprecedented what’s happened at this point,” said Tim Courneya, executive vice-president of the Northarvest Bean Growers Association, which represents […] Read more

CBOT weekly outlook: Corn, soy prices to continue climbing

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm — Prices on the Chicago Board of Trade will probably continue to climb, especially for corn and soybeans, according to Scott Capinegro of Barrington Commodities. “The basis remains strong and when the basis is strong, as far as I am concerned, that means the futures should be strong,” he said. Although CBOT bids have […] Read more


ICE weekly outlook: Canola values stay rangebound

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm — One canola trader wouldn’t go so far as to calling the canola market lifeless, but it has remained rangebound for most of the week. That’s mainly due to pressure from harvest activity, which has carried on at an impressive pace on the Canadian Prairies despite being mired with difficult weather conditions. “I’ve talked […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soy, corn sag on trade uncertainty, harvest progress

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn and soybean futures fell on Wednesday on uncertainty surrounding the particulars of U.S.-China trade talks, along with pressure from the expanding Midwest harvest, analysts said. Wheat futures bucked the weak trend, climbing on technical buying and news that Egypt, a top global importer, bought 405,000 tonnes of wheat in […] Read more


“There are a few paths to higher soybean prices,” Shaw says. Watch October weather in South America, and keep your fingers crossed for trade peace.

Canadian farmers enter a challenging soybean market

Soybean fundamentals have changed and may never go back. What’s a grower to do?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Soybeans can be a real adventure. Growing them can certainly be a challenge. There is a lot more to soybeans than simply putting them in the ground and watching them grow. Soybeans are also big business in Canada. From the research labs across Canada to the ports and processing plants where they are shipped and […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn, soy decline as China trade uncertainty lingers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn and soybean futures closed lower on Tuesday on technical selling and seasonal pressure from the expanding U.S. harvest, along with uncertainty about the terms of a U.S.-China trade pact announced last month, analysts said. Wheat followed the weaker trend, with all three markets retreating from multi-month highs established a […] Read more