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Ceres closes on option to buy Delmar Commodities

Reading Time: 2 minutes U.S. commodities firm Ceres Global Ag Corp. has exercised its option and closed its deal to buy Manitoba grain merchandising firm Delmar Commodities. Ceres announced Friday it has completed the deal to buy all of Delmar’s shares for about $15.25 million in cash and assume about $7.6 million in existing term debt. The Minneapolis firm […] Read more


CBOT weekly outlook: Corn estimates, U.S./China talks befuddle

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — For Steve Georgy, the events of this week have left him somewhat gobsmacked. The president of Allendale Inc. at McHenry, Ill. said he didn’t completely buy the numbers in the August supply and demand report issued Monday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). And Georgy has been wondering why the U.S. “punted” […] Read more

Cargill not taking glufosinate-desiccated lentils

Reading Time: 2 minutes One of the world’s biggest grain companies has decided not to chance accepting Canadian lentils that were desiccated with a well known herbicide. Cargill announced Friday it will now have a “no tolerance” restriction on glufosinate ammonia in its grain delivery terms for lentils, including lentils that have had the Group 10 herbicide applied in […] Read more


CBOT weekly outlook: Market bearish ahead of WASDE

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm — Prices for commodities on the Chicago Board of Trade have been “under pressure and on the defensive” due to the lingering trade war between the U.S. and China, improved weather, and an unclear picture of planted acres. “Less threatening U.S. weather, coupled with the lack of China buying U.S. agriculture products, have definitely […] Read more

ICE weekly outlook: Keep an eye on soybeans, loonie

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm – For canola prices, the key influences will be soybeans as well as the Canadian dollar, according to Errol Anderson of ProMarket Communications in Calgary, Alta. Anderson said soybeans on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) were higher, due to trade negotiations between United States and China resuming on July 29. That could push […] Read more


CBOT weekly outlook: Soybeans and corn watching weather, waiting on acreage numbers

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm – Shifting weather forecasts and trade talk rumours should keep the soybean and corn markets at the Chicago Board of Trade on edge over the next few weeks, as participants wait on updated acreage numbers from the United States Department of Agriculture. The USDA’s August 12 report will include results of an acreage resurvey […] Read more

China’s soy crushers in no rush to buy from U.S.

Reading Time: 3 minutes Beijing | Reuters – Despite the carrot of a potential exemption from import tariffs, Chinese soybean crushers are unlikely to buy in bulk from the United States any time soon as they grapple with poor margins and longer-term doubts about Sino-U.S. trade relations, people familiar with the matter said. China imposed a 25 per cent […] Read more