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A view of BHP’s potash mine project north of Jansen, Sask. (BHP.com)

BHP delaying decision on Saskatchewan potash project

Jansen mine decision to be delayed by a few months

Reading Time: 2 minutes Melbourne | Reuters — BHP Group expects to present its board with a decision on whether to proceed with its Jansen potash project in Saskatchewan in a few months’ time — rather than mid-year — after choosing between two port options, an executive said on Thursday. The world’s biggest miner has estimated the project at […] Read more

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Dry weather may cut into Canadian crop prospects, AAFC says

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Dry weather conditions across Western Canada could cut into production prospects in the region, according to updated supply/demand tables released Thursday by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. “Extremely dry conditions prevail in large parts of Western Canada, allowing for rapid seeding progress which is trending ahead of normal; however, timely precipitation this spring and […] Read more


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CBOT weekly outlook: Markets react to WASDE

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Trading at the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) was mostly affected by the release of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s supply and demand estimates (WASDE) released earlier today. Corn, wheat and soybeans were all projected for greater worldwide production in the 2021-22 crop year compared to the previous year. Worldwide corn production is […] Read more

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USDA expects record world wheat crop in 2021-22

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — The latest U.S. forecast puts world wheat production at a new record in 2021-22, with bigger crops in a number of countries more than offsetting expected decreases in Canada and Australia. According to the first outlook for the marketing year from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, total world wheat production for 2021-22 is […] Read more


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Canada left with very tight canola, barley stocks

'You can't find canola anywhere in the country'

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Statistics Canada’s grain stocks report leaves no question that canola stocks have been tight for some time in Canada and will continue to be unless demand is slashed, according to independent trader Jerry Klassen in Winnipeg. “You can’t find canola anywhere in the country and the stocks that are out there, a lot […] Read more

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Grain, oilseed exports at strong pace

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Canadian grain and oilseed exports continue at a strong pace, with movement of canola, wheat and barley all running well ahead of the year-ago pace. Crop-year-to-date exports of Canada’s major grains and oilseeds as of Sunday came in at 37.78 million tonnes, according to Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) data. That’s up by roughly […] Read more


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Record-level grain handles continue for CN, CP

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Canada’s two largest railways both reported new highs in grain movement for March and for their first fiscal quarters. Canadian National Railway (CN) announced Monday it had moved 2.95 million tonnes of grain last month, beating the previous March record of 2.74 million transported last year. It was also the 13th straight month […] Read more

Oats. (Doug Wilson photo courtesy ARS/USDA)

Oats riding high with other crops

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Increased demand, both domestically and overseas, has caused the price of oats grown in Western Canada to rise compared to last year. And so far, seeding projections and rising prices for other crops suggest the market for oats won’t go down anytime soon. According to Prairie Ag Hotwire data from Wednesday, high-delivered bids […] Read more



CBOT May 2021 wheat with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages. (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Wheat and soy climb, corn sags after USDA data

U.S. dollar's retreat also supportive

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures rose more than one per cent on Tuesday after the U.S. Department of Agriculture in a monthly report lowered its forecast of global wheat inventories, analysts said. Corn futures declined on a surprise increase in USDA’s forecast of world corn stocks, while soybean futures firmed after a choppy […] Read more