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Funds’ net short position growing in canola

CNS Canada –– Speculators added to their net short positions in canola during the week ended Tuesday, according to the latest Commitment of Traders (CoT) report from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Managed money and other reportable speculators increased their net short position to roughly 29,400 contracts in canola during the reporting period, […] Read more






James Oberhofer took this picture at noon on August 15, 2018. With the smoke-dimmed sun, lights were essential in the yards and fields and on the highway.

Canola growth stalled under a shroud of smoke

Alberta canola farmers dealing with another late harvest in 2018 estimate that smoky skies in August delayed their crop by at least 10 days. Is that possible?

It was an eerie orange noon on August 15 and James Oberhofer needed to turn his truck lights on. When the agronomist for Six Strong Agronomy tried to scout under a canola field canopy, he saw only darkness. Things were in a stunning standstill as Alberta suffered the worst day in what had been a […] Read more

Four reasons to try new canola genetics

As part of your planning for next season, sit down with your local seed rep and work out a game plan to test drive some new canola seed products on your farm. Here are four reasons why it’s always worth investing the time and effort.


Visible canola supplies building: CGC report

CNS Canada – Canadian canola stocks in the commercial pipeline increased for the fifth-straight week, according to the latest data from the Canadian Grain Commission, as solid post-harvest deliveries more than made up for the routine demand from exporters and the domestic crush sector. Farmers delivered 499,900 tonnes of canola during the week ended Oct.[...]
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ICE weekly outlook: Canola funds maintain net long position

CNS Canada – Speculators grew their net long positions in the ICE canola market slightly during the week ended Oct. 23, while commercial traders built their positions on the short side, according to the latest Commitment of Traders (CoT) report compiled by the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Managed money and other reportable[...]
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