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Prairie cash wheat: Gains in prices vary by type

MGEX, CBOT December wheats up on week

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Bids in Western Canada for the week ended Thursday were higher for Canada Western Amber Durum (CWAD), Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) and Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) wheats. Gains in most of the U.S. wheat markets led to the increases, which were tempered somewhat by a stronger Canadian dollar. Average CWRS (13.5 […] Read more

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Prairie cash wheat: Prices rise as worldwide stocks fall

U.S. December wheat futures up on week

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Continued tightening of worldwide wheat stocks has raised spring wheat prices in Western Canada during the week ended Thursday. As winter wheat planting in North America and Europe begins, dry conditions remain a threat not only in North America, but also in Argentina and Russia. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) also predicts […] Read more


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Prairie cash wheat: Spring wheat bids mixed, durum jumps

U.S. December wheat futures down on week

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Increased worldwide demand for wheat and precipitation across the Prairies have resulted in mixed spring wheat bids for the week ended Thursday. Scattered showers across wheat-growing areas in Western Canada, as well as the ongoing spring wheat harvest, have brought downward pressure on the markets. The rising Canadian dollar also served to lower […] Read more

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Tax, competition expected to prolong Russian wheat export season

Tax complicates forward sales for exporters

Reading Time: 2 minutes Moscow | Reuters — Exports of Russian wheat will stretch well into the second half of the season as Moscow’s export tax and tough competition with Ukraine and Romania slow sales until the end of 2021, traders and analysts said. Russia, the world’s largest exporter of wheat, generally sells most of its crop during the […] Read more


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Prairie cash wheat: Big jump for durum

U.S. futures, lower loonie supportive for cash wheat bids

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Wheat bids in Western Canada for the week ended Thursday were higher for Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) and Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) wheats, while there were sharp increases for Canada Western Amber Durum (CWAD). Gains in U.S. wheat markets supported values, as did a steep drop for the Canadian dollar. Average […] Read more

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Feed weekly outlook: New crop expected to stabilize feed prices

Drought will drag Prairies' yields much lower

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — New crop is starting to make its way into feed grain bins as the annual harvest gets underway in Alberta. However, due to the drought conditions which have enveloped Western Canada, yields will be much lower than normal. “(The yields are) generally lower than expected and (there’s been) some disappointment,” said Allen Pirness, […] Read more


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Millers, bakers fret as drought withers North America’s spring wheat

Reading Time: 3 minutes Reuters – Millers and bakers are draining wheat reserves and paying more for spring wheat used in baking, as drought shrivels crops across the Canadian Prairies and northern U.S. Plains that produce more than half of the world’s supply. U.S. and Canadian farmers are bracing for a sharply smaller spring wheat harvest due to the […] Read more

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Durum markets reckon with weather

'There was no wiggle room for a crop problem'

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — The higher temperatures soared and the longer between rains in Western Canada, the lower the yield projections for most crops — and drought-tolerant durum wheat is no exception. With bids already elevated due to a downturn in potential new-crop supply, the price of durum could rise even higher. “There’s not a lot of […] Read more



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Prairie cash wheat: Bids up with strong gains in U.S. markets

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Bids spiked for Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS), Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR), and durum (CWAD) wheats in Western Canada for the week ended Thursday. Steep increases in U.S. wheat futures supported values, as did a lower Canadian dollar which lost more than a half cent. Average CWRS (13.5 per cent protein) wheat […] Read more