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Canada’s canola harvest smallest in five years

Wheat crop a bin-buster, StatsCan report finds

Reading Time: < 1 minute Winnipeg | Reuters — Canadian farmers produced the smallest canola crop in five years, but the largest wheat output since 2013, Statistics Canada said in its final harvest estimate of the year. Canola production looked set to reach 18.7 million tonnes, down 4.5 per cent from last year and below trade expectations. It was a […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn declines on long liquidation

Soybeans lower, wheat rallies

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures declined on Monday as funds scaled back long positions ahead of the U.S. presidential election, and forecasts called for optimal weather in the Midwest, where farmers are wrapping up the harvest of corn and soybeans, analysts said. Wheat futures turned higher, rallying on bargain-buying after a five-session slide. […] Read more


ICE weekly outlook: Will canola’s bull market continue?

Loonie's strength has oddly little effect

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Canola has been seeing terrific days on ICE Futures so far in October, thanks to a bull market generated by good demand and further supported by traders looking to roll out of their November contracts as those soon expire. As October winds down, the big question is: will canola’s ride come to an […] Read more

Pulse weekly outlook: Manitoba’s edible beans come off in good shape

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Manitoba’s edible bean harvest wrapped up in much easier fashion in 2020 compared to the snow delays of the previous year, with relatively good quality and yields, according to early indications. “When you don’t get a major snowstorm on Thanksgiving weekend, it makes a difference,” said Manitoba Agriculture pulse specialist Dennis Lange, noting […] Read more


U.S. grains: Soybeans, corn rise on exports

CBOT December wheat extends rally

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn and soybean futures rose on Tuesday on strong export demand while wheat firmed on concerns that dry weather could limit global production, traders said. Soybean futures rose one per cent, with traders shrugging off some much-needed rain in Brazil due to the strong pace of overseas buying. “The grains […] Read more

ICE weekly outlook: Canola firm at midweek

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — ICE Futures canola contracts have steadied after slipping slightly following Canada’s Thanksgiving long weekend, with nearby attention on speculations rolling positions out of the front month. The nearby November contract closed Wednesday at $526.10 per tonne, gaining slightly after incurring losses the day prior. Market participants adjusting positions ahead of the November contract’s […] Read more


U.S. grains: Soybeans up on Chinese buying, Brazil weather

Chicago corn, wheat end higher after mixed day

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago soybean futures climbed on Wednesday, supported by renewed exports and dryness in top exporter Brazil, traders said. Corn and wheat futures ended higher after trading both sides of even as markets digested conflicting indicators. The most active soybean contract on the Chicago Board of Trade gained 12-1/4 cents to $10.56-1/4 […] Read more

U.S. grains: Dry weather pushes CBOT wheat, soy to multi-year peaks

Chicago corn also rallies

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat and soybean futures jumped to multi-year highs on Tuesday, supported by concerns about dry weather in key production areas, traders said. Corn futures hit their highest level in 8-1/2 months, joining in the rally as the U.S. harvest pace fell below expectations despite ideal weather for field work. But […] Read more


Feed weekly outlook: Bids hold firm in West

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Feed grain bids in Western Canada remain firm at the beginning of October, with a lack of significant farmer selling keeping the market underpinned as harvest wraps up across the Prairies. The barley harvest is mostly complete across the Prairies, but total yields and production remain to be seen. “The market is still […] Read more

ICE weekly outlook: Canola rebounds on U.S. futures support

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — After a week of steady losses canola prices surged back Wednesday, catching ample spillover support from the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). That support in turn was derived from two new reports from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The report on grain stocks as of Sept. 1 noted declines in wheat, corn […] Read more