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China blocks some Richardson canola shipments

Beijing/Kabul | Reuters — China has canceled Canadian agribusiness Richardson International’s registration to ship canola to China, the company said on Tuesday, the latest sign of tensions between Ottawa and Beijing. It was not immediately clear why exports to China by Richardson, the world’s top importer of canola, had been halted. Canada and China are […] Read more

ICE weekly outlook: More losses likely for soft canola

ICE canola futures fell to fresh contract lows during the week ended Wednesday and could be due for more losses with little supportive news on the horizon. “Unfortunately the technicals and fundamentals are tremendously bearish,” said analyst Wayne Palmer of Exceed Grain Marketing, adding “fresh contract lows breed fresh contract lows.” While optimism over trade […] Read more


Input Capital to consider company sale, merger, cannabis

Possible options including a sale, merger or moving into the cannabis business are now on the table for “commodity streaming” canola firm Input Capital Corp. Regina-based Input, which trades publicly on the TSX Venture Exchange, announced Wednesday its board has launched a “comprehensive review of strategic alternatives to enhance shareholder value.” The review, which will […] Read more

DowDuPont’s Corteva arm buys Clearfield canola system

On the market since last summer, BASF’s herbicide-tolerant, non-GMO Clearfield canola business in Canada and the U.S. has landed at the door of Corteva Agriscience. Corteva, the merged seed and chemical business of Dow and DuPont, announced Wednesday it has closed a deal to buy the Clearfield system, including its herbicide-tolerant canola trait and related […] Read more


ICE weekly outlook: Oversold canola still fundamentally bearish

ICE canola futures are starting to look oversold after falling contract lows during the week ended Wednesday. While a short-term technical correction is possible, the underlying fundamentals remain bearish. “Canola might be a little bit short-term oversold,” said Ken Ball of PI Financial in Winnipeg. Signs that exports were perking up could also be supportive, […] Read more

ICE weekly outlook: Canola grinding lower

ICE Futures canola contracts held relatively steady during the week ended Wednesday, with a softer tone in old-crop contracts and strength in new-crop months. The general trend is likely pointed lower in the near future, with any developments in trade talks between the U.S. and China likely to provide some direction. “The market is awaiting […] Read more


ICE weekly outlook: Farmers advised to price some new crop

ICE Futures canola contracts held within a narrow trading range during the week ended Wednesday, as participants await fresh market-moving news. While the sideways trading range could persist in the near term, an analyst said new-crop futures were at decent levels and encouraged farmers to do some forward pricing. The November canola contract settled Wednesday […] Read more



Canadian canola runs into Chinese delays after Huawei arrest

Winnipeg/Beijing | Reuters — A political dispute between China and Canada over the arrest of a Huawei executive is slowing canola shipments through Chinese ports and causing some importers to hesitate to buy from their biggest supplier, according to interviews with a dozen traders. Since Canadian authorities arrested Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou in […] Read more