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Grain, oilseed exports running ahead of average

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Canadian grain and oilseed exports have left the country at a rapid pace during the first 10 weeks of the 2020-21 crop year, with canola, wheat,and barley movement-to-date all up substantially on the year. Total exports of Canada’s major grains and oilseeds as of Sunday came in at 9.57 million tonnes, according to […] Read more

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


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

Feed weekly outlook: Prices gain strength

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Harvest activity in the western Canadian Prairies had depressed feed grain prices at the end of August, but prices have recovered slightly. “There’s been a bit of a break in harvest activity,” Allen Pirness of Market Place Commodities in Lethbridge said. Producers in southern Alberta had been harvesting barley at the end of […] Read more


Churchill’s shipping season to start next month

Tracks 'in good shape' leading to northern Manitoba port

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — There won’t be any vessels laden with grains and pulses departing from the Port of Churchill until next month, according to Murad Al-Katib, CEO of AGT Foods in Regina. “We’re in the early days of harvest, so it would be very normal to expect the first vessels to arrive in the first half […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soybeans firm on China demand, economic optimism

Equities rally as economies reopen, dollar eases

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures firmed and soybeans posted their strongest advance in a month on Tuesday as rising equities and energy markets and a weakening U.S. dollar triggered short-covering in commodities battered by the coronavirus pandemic. Wheat followed corn and soy higher but reversed course amid forecasts for crop-boosting rains in rival […] Read more


Farmer deliveries well above average in April

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Farmer deliveries of major grains into the Canadian commercial pipeline were up substantially in April, hitting their third-highest monthly total on record, according to updated data Statistics Canada released Monday. Farmers in April delivered 5.868 million tonnes of major grains, about a million tonnes above the monthly average during the 2019-20 crop-year-to-date, and […] Read more

U.S. grains: Futures rebound on Chinese buying, Midwest frost concerns

Freezing forecast raises concern about Midwest crops

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. grain and soybean futures prices rebounded on Thursday on renewed Chinese buying of corn and soy and as forecasts for sub-freezing temperatures across the country stoked concerns that some vulnerable crops may sustain damage. Gains, however, were tempered by plentiful supplies and worries about demand as traders started positioning ahead […] Read more


Global grain production to exceed 2.2 billion tonnes, IGC predicts

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — The International Grain Council (IGC) has revised its latest monthly forecast of global grain production down slightly. The IGC projected global production in 2020-21 to hit 2.218 billion tonnes its April 30 report, for a drop of five million tonnes from its March estimate. The reduction was due to the dry conditions in […] Read more