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Fund short position down in canola, beans

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm — Fund traders covered some of their large net short positions in canola and soybeans during the week ended Tuesday, while adding to their bearish bets on corn, according to the latest commitment of traders (CoT) report from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The net managed money short position in ICE Futures […] Read more

ICE weekly outlook: Uncertainty, lack of farmer selling lift canola bids

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm — Over the last week or so canola prices have been largely supported by two factors, according to Errol Anderson of Pro Market Communications in Calgary. “To some degree it’s still crop uncertainty and growers aren’t selling.” Cash bids have varied widely, he said, while spot premiums have shot up a bit. “That indicates […] Read more


Funds’ canola short position up, for now

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm — Fund traders added to their large net short position in canola during the week ended Tuesday (Sept. 10), according to the latest commitment of traders (CoT) report from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The net managed money short position in canola came in Tuesday at 73,025, an increase of about 7,000 […] Read more

ICE weekly outlook: Canola breaks out of week-long funk

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm — It’s unclear yet what effect Thursday’s satellite field crop estimates from Statistics Canada will have on markets. Canola broke out of a six-day funk Wednesday, trending just slightly higher for the first time since Wednesday last week. Technical biases remain to the downside, as prices hover around contract lows. “There are a lot […] Read more


Clubroot able to beat resistant canola reaches Manitoba

Reading Time: 3 minutes A strain of clubroot able to club the roots of some resistant canola varieties has made its way east to Manitoba. Manitoba’s agriculture department reported Friday that clubroot pathotype 3A — a strain that can “overcome some first-generation sources of genetic resistance” in commercial canola — has been positively identified in the south-central rural municipality […] Read more

Canada takes first step at WTO to challenge China’s canola ban

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ottawa | Reuters — Canada, locked in a major dispute with Beijing, is taking the first formal step at the World Trade Organization to challenge China’s decision to block Canadian canola exports, Trade Minister Jim Carr said Friday. China, angry at Canada’s detention of a top Huawei Technologies executive last year on a U.S. arrest […] Read more


Fund traders add to net short positions in canola, corn

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm — Fund traders added to their large net short position 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). The net managed money short position in canola came in Tuesday at 65,750, an increase of 3,600 contracts from the […] Read more

Industry groups hail appointment of new China envoy

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ottawa | Reuters — Canada has appointed veteran business consultant Dominic Barton as ambassador to China, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday, as the government grapples with a major diplomatic and trade dispute between the nations. Barton, 56, a Ugandan-born Canadian who stepped down as global managing partner of consulting firm McKinsey and Co. […] Read more


ICE weekly outlook: Count on canola remaining rangebound

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm — Despite three reports to be released between now and Thursday next week, canola is very likely to remain rangebound along with other oilseeds, said David Derwin of PI Financial in Winnipeg. Statistics Canada on Friday will release its report for grain stocks as of July 31; then the federal agency issues its satellite-survey […] Read more

Short position steady in canola, growing in corn

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm — Fund traders were content to sit on their large net short position in canola during the week ended Aug. 27, according to the latest commitment of traders (CoT) report from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The net managed money short position in ICE Futures canola came in at 62,104 on Aug. […] Read more