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Southwestern Ontario elevator to handle Scoular grain

Martin Farming to take grain at new elevator

Reading Time: < 1 minute Scoular Co. has set up a new delivery point for southwestern Ontario growers from whom it buys grain. The Omaha-based, privately-held grain firm announced Thursday it has made a deal with Martin Farming — which operates at Paris, just northwest of Brantford — that will direct grain to Martin’s new 22,000-tonne-capacity elevator. The agreement “allows […] Read more

Figure 3. Interveinal yellowing and browning typical of SDS infection.

Pest Patrol: Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) and sudden death syndrome (SDS)

#PestPatrol with Albert Tenuta, OMAFRA

Reading Time: 2 minutes The dry conditions in 2020 have been favourable for soybean cyst nematode (SCN) infection. A reminder that you can look for SCN by digging up plants with a shovel and gently removing soil and examining roots for the presence of the small white to yellow cysts (Figure 1 below). Cysts are considerably smaller (1 mm) […] 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

USDA’s WASDE bullish for soy, corn, wheat

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — The October world agricultural supply and demand estimates (WASDE) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) shows lower U.S. ending stocks for soybeans, corn and wheat. Projected U.S. soybean ending stocks for 2020-21 were lowered to 290 million bushels from last month’s projection of 460 million. Last year, carryout stocks were at 523 […] Read more


CBOT weekly outlook: Watch for USDA’s corn, soy stocks numbers to decline

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Expect ending stocks for U.S. corn and soybeans to be lower in the upcoming supply and demand report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), said Scott Capinegro of Barrington Commodities at Barrington, Ill. USDA is scheduled to release its next world agriculture supply and demand estimates (WASDE) on Friday at 11 a.m. […] Read more

Study shows how U.S. farm landscapes could be reshaped by climate

Plains' wheat belt would see 'hollowing-out'

Reading Time: 2 minutes London | Thomson Reuters Foundation — Climate change could render swaths of agricultural land largely useless for farming in the U.S. South, and force Midwestern farmers to move corn and soybeans elsewhere as crop yields decline, researchers said on Monday. The profits of growing six key crops are set to fall by almost a third […] Read more


CBOT weekly outlook: Chinese demand leading factor in bullish soy market

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — China’s demand for U.S. soybeans has been the major factor behind the bullish soy complex at the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), according to Terry Reilly of Futures International in Chicago. China has been on something of a buying tear, with sales being announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on a […] Read more

USDA lowers soy, corn yield expectations

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Adverse weather over the past month cut into the yield prospects for soybeans and corn in the U.S., according to updated estimates released Friday from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Average soybean yields in the country are now forecast at 51.9 bushels per acre. That was down from the August estimate of 53.3 […] Read more


ICE weekly outlook: Canola shows volatility after long weekend

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Although there remains a lot of canola to be combined, one trader believes most harvest pressure on the market has already passed. “The farmers who wanted to sell off of the combine or shortly after, probably have done so already,” said Jerry Klassen, an independent Winnipeg commodities trader. There will still be some […] Read more

CBOT weekly outlook: Seasonal harvest pressure weighs on soy, corn

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Market activity on the Chicago Board of Trade has been characteristic for September, with harvest activity keeping pressure on values. “The trend for September turns to the downside as harvest starts to pick up,” said Steve Georgy of Barrington Commodities at Barrington, Ill. However, next week’s world agriculture supply and demand estimates (WASDE) […] Read more