GFM Network News


Strong demand supports sunflowers

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Global demand for sunflower oil is steadily increasing, according to Scoular’s Robert Deraas. Deraas, director of the Scoular Co.’s sunflower and bird food division, explained Wednesday at CropConnect in Winnipeg that the majority of Canadian sunflowers are grown for oil purposes. Increases in demand are driven largely by health-conscious consumers who use sunflower […] Read more

Canadian canola crush sets new monthly record

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Canadian oilseed crushers set a new monthly record for processing canola in December 2019, crushing 899,301 tonnes of the crop during the month, according to the latest data from Statistics Canada. The crush pace was up by 70,000 tonnes from November and compares with the previous record of 882,301 tonnes, set just two […] Read more



Most oilseed estimates down in USDA’s October outlook

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its monthly oil crops outlook on Tuesday featuring reductions in global rapeseed and sunflower production and U.S. soybeans. USDA estimated global rapeseed production at 68.6 million tonnes, a decline of one million, with the lion’s share of the losses in Canada. Canadian production for 2019-20 was […] Read more


Louis Dreyfus expects tough year on trade war, swine fever

Reading Time: 2 minutes Paris | Reuters — Agricultural commodity giant Louis Dreyfus warned on Monday that international trade tensions and a swine disease epidemic would continue to weigh on its activities in the rest of the year after pushing down first-half profit. The interim results reversed a rebound in group profits in the second half of last year […] Read more

ICE weekly outlook: Count on canola remaining rangebound

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Despite three reports to be released between now and Thursday next week, canola is very likely to remain rangebound along with other oilseeds, said David Derwin of PI Financial in Winnipeg. Statistics Canada on Friday will release its report for grain stocks as of July 31; then the federal agency issues its satellite-survey […] Read more



Supercluster backs oilseed protein joint venture

Reading Time: 2 minutes A project to extract new high-protein ingredients from canola, hemp and other such crops for use in the food, feed and aquaculture markets will be the first to get funding from Canada’s plant protein supercluster. Protein Industries Canada (PIC), set up last year as one of five federally-backed research and innovation superclusters, announced Wednesday it […] Read more


ICE weekly outlook: Uncertain U.S. soy prospects boost canola

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — ICE Futures canola contracts climbed sharply higher during the week ended Wednesday, hitting their best levels in more than a month as strength in the Chicago Board of Trade soy complex provided spillover support. “We have a bit of a short-covering rally going on in canola,” said Jerry Klassen, manager of Canadian operations […] Read more

ADM to combine grain trading, oilseed businesses

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Global grains trader Archer Daniels Midland said Wednesday it will consolidate five business units into four in the company’s second reorganization in just over a year as adverse weather and a U.S.-China trade dispute threaten profits. ADM will combine its grain trading and oilseeds segments into a new business unit called […] Read more