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AAFC lowers wheat carryout estimate, raises canola

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Updated supply and demand estimates from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada call for tighter wheat carryout for the 2020-21 crop year than previous forecast — and more canola. Tursday’s report provides the first adjusted balance sheet estimates from the government agency that account for the latest production numbers from Statistics Canada released earlier in […] Read more

Canada not benefiting from CETA, Bibeau says

Ex-premiers write to Ottawa with critique of EU's continued trade barriers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada is not benefiting from the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with the European Union (EU), federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau grants. Expected to spur $1.5 billion in new agri-food exports, the free trade deal has fallen short of those targets since its implementation in 2017. In a letter Monday to Prime Minister Justin […] Read more


ICE weekly outlook: Canola backs off two-year highs

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — ICE Futures canola contracts have shown weakness in recent trading sessions, after hitting two-year highs last week. The November canola contract, which closed Sept. 16 at $530.20 per tonne, has since lost over $10, closing Wednesday at $519.60. “Last week when canola moved up very strongly, it just sort of got ahead of […] Read more

Funds’ net long keeps growing in canola

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — The fund net long position in canola continued to climb higher during the week ended Tuesday, as speculators continued to add to their bullish bets in the market, according to the latest commitment of traders (CoT) report from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Managed money fund traders, as of Tuesday, were […] Read more


ICE weekly outlook: Canola futures at two-year highs

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — ICE Futures canola contracts climbed to their strongest levels in two years during the week ended Wednesday, but could be nearing their highs for the time being as harvest pressure should start weighing on values. “We’re running into the top end on the monthly and weekly charts,” said Jamie Wilton, senior commodity futures […] Read more

Fund long position in canola hits new record

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Fund traders added to their sizeable long positions in canola during the week ended Tuesday (Sept. 8), hitting the largest net long position in the two years of available data. The latest commitment of traders (CoT) report compiled by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) showed managed money fund traders were holding […] Read more


Statistics Canada trims wheat production estimate

Lentil crop estimate up from August

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Canadian farmers grew less wheat in 2020-21 than earlier thought, according to updated production estimates Statistics Canada released Monday. However, the country’s wheat crop would still be the second-largest on record and well above the five-year average. Using yield models based on satellite imagery, total wheat production in the country for 2020-21 is […] Read more

ICE weekly outlook: Canola shows volatility after long weekend

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Although there remains a lot of canola to be combined, one trader believes most harvest pressure on the market has already passed. “The farmers who wanted to sell off of the combine or shortly after, probably have done so already,” said Jerry Klassen, an independent Winnipeg commodities trader. There will still be some […] Read more


Fund traders add to net long in canola, soybeans

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Fund traders remain bullish on soybeans and canola, adding to their net long positions in the two oilseeds, according to the latest commitment of traders (CoT) report from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Managed money fund traders were holding a net long position in ICE Futures canola of 37,682 contracts as […] Read more

StatsCan stocks report shows lower lentils, durum, canola

Lentil supply picture 'extremely tight'

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Statistics Canada’s stocks of principal field crops report detailed tight ending stocks for lentils durum and canola. As of July 31, lentil stocks totalled just 61,000 tonnes, down by 91.5 per cent from last year. Exports were up by over 30 per cent year-over-year, which accounted for some of the decrease. “It’s an […] Read more