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Hemp acres expected to double due to crop versatility

MarketsFarm — Canada’s hemp acres are set to double in 2019, according to the most recent principal field crop acreage report from Statistics Canada. The hemp industry is experiencing somewhat of a boom as hemp products of all stripes enter mainstream consumer markets. “Health Canada is running at least double the number of hemp license […] Read more


Uncertainty could bring changes to soybean acres

MarketsFarm — At this time soybean acres in Canada have been projected to be down this year for a few reasons — not only because of trade issues with China, but also due to back-to-back dry years and declining prices. Statistics Canada’s 2019-20 principal field crop acreage report, released April 24, estimated 5.65 million acres […] Read more




U.S. grains: Corn, soy drop to multimonth lows

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures fell to their lowest level in seven months on Wednesday and spot soybean futures hit a 5-1/2-month low on ample global supplies and dimming prospects for U.S. export business, analysts said. Wheat also declined, with Chicago Board of Trade futures hitting a one-month low while K.C. and Minneapolis […] Read more



Pulse weekly outlook: Fababean acres set to increase

MarketsFarm — Unpredictable weather overseas resulted in robust fababean prices during 2018’s harvest, and Canadian producers expect these prices to hold throughout the 2019 growing season. “For the growers that managed to get fababeans off their field, I think they were probably quite happy with the markets in 2018,” said Leanne Fischbuch, president of Alberta […] Read more



ICE weekly outlook: Canola sideways, waiting for news

MarketsFarm — ICE Futures canola contracts moved lower during the week ended Wednesday, but remain stuck in a sideways trading range overall waiting for some fresh market-moving news. “April is usually the quietest month of the year for us,” said Ken Ball of PI Financial in Winnipeg. In addition to large world oilseed supplies overhanging […] Read more