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USDA data show tighter U.S. grain, oilseed stocks

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Quarterly stocks data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture showed tighter-than-expected supplies of soybeans, corn, and wheat in the country. Soybean stocks, as of Sept. 1, 2020, were pegged at 523 million bushels, which was down by 42 per cent from the previous year and below average trade estimates. Corn stocks were below […] Read more

First of four vessels arrives in Churchill

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — The first grain vessel of the 2020 shipping season is now at Manitoba’s northern Port of Churchill, according to Murad Al-Katib of the Arctic Gateway Group. “We’ll have an active program on durum wheat and lentils going into the Mediterranean,” said Al-Katib, who’s also CEO of Regina-based AGT Foods, one of the group’s […] Read more


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

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


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

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


Wheat crop to be second-largest on record, StatsCan predicts

Canola estimate at lower end of trade predictions

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Canada’s farmers will have grown their second-largest wheat crop on record in 2020, according to the first production estimates of the year from Statistics Canada, as released Monday. The government agency pegged total wheat production in the country for 2020-21 at 35.74 million tonnes, up 10.5 per cent on the year and second […] 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: Prices stabilize following tumultuous week

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Wheat bids in Western Canada were much more stable for the week ended Thursday than for previous week. After double-digit losses last week, Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) wheat incurred only small losses, while Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) experienced small gains. Canada Western Amber Durum (CWAD) went from a significant decline to […] Read more