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MGEX September 2021 wheat (candlesticks) with 20-day moving average (black line), CBOT and K.C. September 2021 wheats (green and yellow lines) and CBOT December 2021 corn (orange line). (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Wheat futures rally after U.S. slashes harvest estimates

Agency raises U.S. corn crop forecast from June

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures climbed on Monday on lower-than-expected production estimates for domestic crops damaged by searing weather and drought, analysts said. Corn and soybean futures also jumped. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, in a monthly report, slashed its harvest outlook for spring wheat other than durum by 41 per cent from […] Read more

The Italgrani USA durum mill at St. Louis, Missouri. (CNW Group/Richardson International)

Richardson to buy major U.S. durum processor

Italgrani's milling, grain handling assets to go to Winnipeg firm

Reading Time: 2 minutes Agrifood firm Richardson International is set to expand and further diversify its grain processing space with a deal for what’s billed as North America’s single largest durum flour and semolina miller. The Winnipeg company said Thursday it will buy 100 per cent of the shares in Italgrani USA Inc., whose assets include a mill, elevator […] Read more


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Prairie cash wheat: Spring wheat bids spike

Durum bids up moderately

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Wheat bids in Western Canada for the week ended Thursday spiked sharply for Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) and Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) wheats, while gains for Canada Western Amber Durum (CWAD) were much more subdued. Steep increases in U.S. wheat markets supported values — as did the Canadian dollar, by losing […] Read more

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Prairie cash wheat: Drought sends bids higher

U.S. July wheat futures up on week

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Mounting drought concerns in the spring wheat-growing regions of Canada and the U.S. saw Prairie cash bids post solid gains during the week ended Thursday. Average CWRS (13.5 per cent) wheat prices were up by $18-$21 per tonne, according to price quotes from a cross-section of delivery points compiled by PDQ (Price and […] Read more


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Canola, wheat acres in opposite trends before StatsCan report

'Every commodity was offering options that were profitable'

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Just days prior to Statistics Canada issuing its latest survey-based crop acreage report on Tuesday next week, analysts are estimating a rise in canola acres at the expense of wheat. “Coming through the winter and towards spring seeding, we were looking at canola prices that were at their highest levels of all time,” […] Read more

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Prairie cash wheat: Bids correct higher

U.S. wheat futures up on week

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Wheat bids across Western Canada moved higher during the week ended Thursday, as U.S. futures saw a corrective bounce after falling to their softest levels in over a month. Average Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS, 13.5 per cent protein) wheat prices were up by $8.50-$9 per tonne, according to price quotes from a […] Read more


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Last year’s flour output up in most categories

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Statistics Canada reported on Monday that Canadian wheat millers processed 3.267 million tonnes of all wheat in 2020 — a slight increase of about 2.1 per cent over 2019, keeping flour processing on the rise over the last four years. There were also year-to-year increases in the other categories tracked by the federal […] Read more

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Canada left with very tight canola, barley stocks

'You can't find canola anywhere in the country'

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Statistics Canada’s grain stocks report leaves no question that canola stocks have been tight for some time in Canada and will continue to be unless demand is slashed, according to independent trader Jerry Klassen in Winnipeg. “You can’t find canola anywhere in the country and the stocks that are out there, a lot […] Read more


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Slight adjustments in AAFC’s April supply/demand report

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Updated supply and demand estimates from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, released Tuesday, included only minor adjustments to balance sheets for most major crops. Statistics Canada releases its first survey-based acreage estimates for the upcoming growing season on Tuesday next week (April 27), which should lead to adjustments in subsequent supply/demand projections. Canola ending […] Read more

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Prairie cash wheat: Bids soar after weather events

U.S. May wheat futures up on week

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Cash bids for Prairie wheat jumped as wintry weather made its way across the Prairies and U.S. northern Plains during the week ending Thursday. Wheat futures in the U.S. rose due to spillover from soybeans. However, a stronger Canadian dollar tempered Prairie wheat prices. Manitoba and Saskatchewan, as well as Montana, North Dakota […] Read more