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Pulse weekly outlook: India’s monsoons catch up, but crops still at risk

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Heavy rains in recent weeks have brought India’s monsoon rainfall back to normal levels after a slow, dry start to the season, according to reports out of the country. However, flooding and uneven distribution of moisture could still hurt crop production. A normal monsoon is defined as 96-104 per cent of the 50-year […] Read more

ICE weekly outlook: All eyes on King Corn

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — ICE Futures canola contracts trended lower over the past two weeks and could have some more room to the downside before eventually returning higher with summer weather markets and expected strength in Chicago corn futures. The November canola contract settled at $450.40 per tonne on Wednesday. The contract could have another $5-$10 to […] Read more

Feed weekly outlook: Weather buoys grain prices

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm –– A dry spring on the Prairies, coupled with intensely wet weather south of the border, has frustrated producers and supported higher feed grain prices. Barley prices have rallied “quite strongly” due to dry weather observed across most of the Prairies, combined with tight supplies from previous years, said Nelson Neumann of Agfinity in […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soy futures extend rally

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures rose 1.6 per cent on Wednesday, hitting their highest since mid-April on support from concerns that planting delays in the U.S. Midwest will lead to a sharp cutback in acreage as well as harvest yields, traders said. The jump followed a U.S. Agriculture Department report after the market […] Read more

Prairie dryness concerns to persist

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Large areas of Western Canada remain on the dry side, with little moisture in the immediate forecasts. And while it’s still early in the growing season, the interplay of conflicting patterns from the south and north will determine whether the dry areas receive timely precipitation during the growing season. “We are looking at […] Read more

ICE weekly outlook: Canola looking for more support

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — ICE canola futures moved higher during the week ended Wednesday as a rally in the Chicago Board of Trade soy complex provided support. Whether there’s more room to the upside remains to be seen. “It looks like we’ve maybe turned a corner,” said Wayne Palmer, senior market analyst with Exceed Grain in Winnipeg. […] Read more

Pulse weekly outlook: Planted green, yellow peas lower prices

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Green and yellow pea seeding is well underway across the Prairies, causing new-crop prices to slide marginally while spot prices hold firm. As Dale McManus, a broker with Johnston Grain at Welwyn, Sask., explained, seeded acres and new crop prices have an inverse relationship: as seeded acres rise, new crop prices fall. Producers […] Read more

ICE weekly outlook: Little for canola bids to stand on

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — There wasn’t much available to sustain a bounce in canola prices, from where David Derwin sits. “It’s really tough to say. We had canola drop so much over the last couple of months and sometimes it’s ‘buy the rumour, sell the fact,’” said Derwin, a commodities portfolio manager with PI Financial in Winnipeg. […] Read more