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Canola fund short position continues to grow

MarketsFarm — Fund traders remained on the short side in the ICE Futures canola market during the week ended Tuesday, adding to their large net short position, according to the latest commitment of traders (CoT) report from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). According to the latest report, managed money and other reportable speculators […] Read more



Monthly Canadian canola crush well below average

MarketsFarm — Canada’s monthly canola crush hit its lowest level in 1-1/2 years in February, according to the latest crushing data from Statistics Canada. The agency reported that 635,526 tonnes of canola were crushed in February 2019. That was down by nearly 200,000 tonnes from the January level and compares with the monthly average over […] Read more

China stops buying Canadian canola

China has stopped buying any Canadian canola, says Canola Council of Canada president Jim Everson. “The Chinese are unwilling to purchase Canadian canola (from any company) at this time,” he said Thursday. “Trade that was executed earlier is continuing. New sales are what appears to be affected.” Earlier this month China blocked canola imports from […] Read more



Fund short position climbs in canola

MarketsFarm — Fund traders were active in the ICE Futures canola market during the week ended Tuesday, adding to their large net short position, according to the latest commitment of traders (CoT) report from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). According to the latest report, managed money and other reportable speculators increased their net […] Read more





China forecasts rising soy imports to make up for less canola

Beijing | Reuters — China on Friday raised its forecast for soybean imports during the 2018-19 crop year to 85 million tonnes, up from 83.65 million in last month’s outlook, after the country’s customs agency suspended some imports of rival oilseed canola. China’s ministry of agriculture and rural affairs said in its monthly forecast on […] Read more

Canada working to end China’s canola block, Freeland says

Montreal — The Canadian government is working hard to reopen Richardson International’s Canadian canola markets in China, says Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s minister of foreign affairs. “We’re working closely with Canadian farmers and Canadian industry,” Freeland said in a brief interview after speaking at the Canadian Crops Convention (CCC) here Wednesday. “Our embassy is very focused […] Read more