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Russia will suspend grain exports for six weeks if quota runs out mid-May

Several supplies to Egypt might be affected, traders say

Reading Time: 2 minutes Moscow | Reuters — Russia, the world’s biggest wheat exporter, will suspend grain exports until July 1 once its export quota is exhausted, which is currently expected to happen in mid-May, its deputy agriculture minister Oksana Lut said on Friday. Russia last fully banned wheat exports in 2010 when drought hit its harvest, rocking global […] Read more

Prairie cash wheat: Bids mostly stronger

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Wheat bids in Western Canada were mostly stronger during the week ended Thursday, with gains observed in CWRS and CPSR wheats, while durum saw small losses. Average CWRS (Canada Western Red Spring, 13.5 per cent protein) wheat prices were up $2 per tonne, according to price quotes from a cross-section of delivery points […] Read more


Prairie cash wheat: Prices a mixed bag

U.S. futures, loonie down on week

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Wheat bids in Western Canada saw gains and losses for the week ended Thursday, due to declines in U.S. markets and a lower Canadian dollar. Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) wheat was mixed with some losses, but prices steady to higher in six of the Prairie regions. Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) was […] Read more

Feed weekly outlook: Barley, wheat remain firm

Feed corn values follow U.S. ethanol lower

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Prices for feed barley and wheat have firmed up across the Prairies amid the COVID-19 pandemic, said trader Allen Pirness of Market Place Commodities in Lethbridge. However, he also noted corn prices have fallen due to the steep decline in the U.S. ethanol industry. The Saudi Arabia/Russia crude oil price war put enormous […] Read more


Burnett on Markets: Home flour use soars during pandemic

That's led to increased demand for milling wheat -- at least temporarily

Reading Time: 2 minutes It is hard to miss the lack of flour in the grocery aisles lately as consumers stock up on the “essentials.” A number of stores are just rolling out the pallets of flour into the store and they are picked clean by the end of the day. The increased domestic use of flour does not […] Read more

Prairie cash wheat: Rising loonie cuts into bids

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Hard red spring wheat bids in Western Canada lost ground during the week ended Thursday, as the bearish influence of a strengthening Canadian dollar more than offset supportive influence from gains in U.S. futures. Average Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS, 13.5 per cent protein) wheat prices were down $5.50-$10 per tonne, according to […] Read more


CBOT weekly outlook: Wheat futures underpinned for now

However, traders still watching headlines

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — U.S. wheat futures have climbed higher over the past week, with the largest gains in Chicago Board of Trade soft wheat, as global uncertainty over the COVID-19 pandemic provided some support. However, that uncertainty could also makes predicting market trends rather difficult, according to an analyst. “All of my comments come with a […] Read more

Prairie cash wheat: Bids surge on U.S. gains, weaker loonie

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Wheat bids in Western Canada were significantly higher for the week ended Thursday on gains in U.S. markets coupled with a weaker Canadian dollar. Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) wheat saw the largest increases, with bids up by more than $20 per tonne. Increases for Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) wheat were in […] Read more


Feed weekly outlook: Grain prices mostly steady through market turmoil

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Despite commotion in markets due to economic impact from the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, feed grain prices have been steady, according to Nelson Neumann of Agfinity in Edmonton. Feed prices were in a steady decline since the cold snap around the beginning of January, he said. “This week/last week, we haven’t seen the price […] Read more

Prairie cash wheat: Weaker loonie battles lower U.S. futures

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Wheat bids in Western Canada for the week ended Thursday saw prices for Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) wheat on either side of steady. Prices for Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) saw a greater range of losses and gains, while prices for Canada Western Amber Durum (CWAD) were steady to higher. There was […] Read more