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Canadian Financial Close: TSX falters due to steep gold losses

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, February 17 – The Canadian dollar finished slightly lower, relative to its US counterpart, in choppy trading on Friday. Broad-based strength in the American greenback pressured the loonie for much of the day. The Canadian dollar closed at C$0.7634 or US$1=C$1.3099, compared to Thursday’s close of C$0.7645 or US$1=C$1.3080. […] Read more



Pulses: Lentil prices fall overnight on Prairies

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, February 17 – Prices for lentils on the Prairies suffered wide-spread losses overnight, according to the Prairie Ag Hotwire. Laird number one lentils fell six cents to 51 to 63 cents per bushel. Number two and X3 varieties also softened as well. Eston number one lentils fell […] Read more

Feed Grains: French Winter Barley Crop In Good Shape

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Feb. 17 (CNS Canada) – France’s winter barley crop was rated 91 per cent good-to-excellent in the latest report from FranceAgriMer. That’s up one point from the previous week, but slightly behind the 95 per cent rating at the same point a year ago. Spring barley planting is also […] Read more


U.S. livestock: CME live cattle rebound on cash, beef prices

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures halted a two-day slide on Friday, sparked by improved wholesale beef values and better-than-expected cash prices, said traders. They said buy stops and technical buying furthered live cattle market advances. CME livestock markets will be closed on Monday in observance of the Presidents Day holiday. […] Read more

North American grain/oilseed review: Canola drops ahead of the weekend

By Jade Markus and Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, February 17 (CNS Canada) – ICE Futures Canada canola closed lower on Friday, tracking declines in outside markets. Chicago Board of Trade soybeans, soymeal and soyoil all declined ahead of the weekend, which had a spillover effect on canola. Wednesday’s weakness also spurred some […] Read more


ICE canola declines at midday

By Jade Markus, Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, February 17 – ICE Canada canola contracts were weaker at midday on Friday, following losses in the US oilseed complex. Chicago Board of Trade soybeans, soymeal and soyoil were all lower ahead of the weekend, pressured by favourable weather in South America. “Oil is down and that’s […] Read more

ICE Canola Drops With Soyoil Friday Morning

By Phil Franz-Warkentin, Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Feb. 17 (CNS Canada) – ICE Canada canola contracts were down Friday morning, as losses in Chicago Board of Trade soyoil weighed on prices. Bearish technical signals encouraged speculative selling, as Thursday’s losses shifted the chart bias to the downside, according to participants. Large South American production […] Read more