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Prairie cash wheat: Bids mixed, reacting to futures and loonie

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Spring wheat bids in Western Canada were mixed during the week ended Thursday, as losses in U.S. futures were countered by support from a weakening Canadian dollar. The currency lost roughly a full cent during the week. Average Canada Western Red Spring (13.5 per cent protein) wheat prices were steady to down $2 […] Read more

AgDealer plugs into forex service provider

Listing site to offer currency exchange service on cross-border purchases

Reading Time: < 1 minute Farmers buying used iron internationally by way of AgDealer are getting access to what’s billed as a lower-cost option to handle the currency exchange. AgDealer, Canada’s largest used farm equipment shopper publication and online listing platform, announced a partnership Tuesday with OFX Group, an Australian-based online currency exchange provider. Farmers, distributors and buyers outside of […] Read more


Prairie cash wheat: Bids trend higher

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Spring wheat bids in Western Canada were mostly higher during the week ended Friday, taking some direction from U.S. futures. Midweek strength in the Canadian dollar had pressured basis levels, but the currency retreated to be relatively unchanged on the week. Average Canada Western Red Spring (13.5 per cent protein) wheat prices were […] Read more

Prairie cash wheat: Gains for CWRS, CPSR as durum drops

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Wheat bids in Western Canada were higher for Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) and Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) wheats the week ended Thursday. However, prices for Canada Western Amber Durum (CWAD) dropped. Support came from significant increases in Chicago, Minneapolis and Kansas City wheat futures, but a stronger Canadian dollar held back […] Read more


Prairie cash wheat: Increases for CWRS and CPSR, durum steady

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Cash wheat bids in Western Canada continued to build this week, on momentum from the previous week. Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) and Canada Prairie Red Spring (CPRS) wheats saw price increases for the week ended Thursday. Meanwhile, prices for Canada Western Amber Durum (CWAD) held steady. Support came from increases in Chicago, […] Read more



Prairie cash wheat: Loonie, U.S. prices trigger steep declines

U.S. wheat futures well down on week

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Wheat bids in Western Canada were significantly lower for the week ended Thursday. Those includes double-digit losses for Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) wheat and Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR). Losses in Canada Western Amber Durum (CWAD) were relatively smaller. Pressure came from sharp losses in U.S. markets and equally sharp gains in […] Read more

ICE weekly outlook: Weaker U.S. dollar ripples into canola

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — As the Canadian dollar continues its rise, the adverse effects on canola could become more pronounced, according to Errol Anderson of ProMarket Communications in Calgary. Anderson’s expectations are for the loonie to hit a range of 75-77 U.S. cents, which could see canola drop $5-$10 per tonne. “The loonie, even though our economy […] Read more


Prairie cash wheat: Bids broadly lower

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Wheat bids in Western Canada were broadly lower during the week ended Thursday, with double-digit losses observed in Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) and Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) wheats. Canada Western Amber Durum (CWAD) had moderate declines. Average CWRS (13.5 per cent protein) wheat prices were down $7-$11 per tonne, according to […] Read more

ICE weekly outlook: Canola under pressure at midweek

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Canola contracts have received considerable pressure from outside sources, but held above $480 per tonne this week. Ken Ball of P.I. Financial in Winnipeg expected canola to be down by $6-$10, but nearby contracts closed lower by about a dollar at $483.60 per tonne. Ball referred to weakness in Chicago soyoil, along with […] Read more