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U.S. ethanol expected to be competitive in 2017

San Diego | CNS Canada –– Weaker commodity prices and less international competition are expected to lend demand and profitability to the U.S. ethanol market in 2017, one analyst says. But changing political and policy environments — in the U.S. and abroad — add an element of uncertainty to the market, and the potential to […] Read more







Canadian Financial Close: TSX softens with crude oil

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, February 22 – The Canadian dollar finished slightly lower, relative to its US counterpart, on Wednesday. Lower crude oil prices pointed the way lower for the commodity-linked currency. The Canadian dollar closed at C$0.7608 or US$1=C$1.3144, compared to Tuesday’s close of C$0.7612 or US$1=C$1.3138. The S&P/TSX Composite Index finished […] Read more


Feed Grains: Argentine wheat exports soar

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg – Following are a few highlights in the Canadian and world feed grains markets on Wednesday, February 22. Prices for oats in Saskatchewan fell half a cent during the past week, according to the latest information from the Prairie Ag Hotwire. Supplies are now going for C$2.59-$2.82 per bushel. […] Read more

Pulses: Russian pea exports on the wane

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, February 22 – Prices for lentils on the Prairies suffered wide-spread losses over the past week, according to the Prairie Ag Hotwire. Laird number one lentils fell 11 cents to between 51 to 58 cents per bushel. Number two and X3 varieties also fell 7-10 cents. Eston […] Read more


North American Grain/Oilseed Review: Tightening supplies underpin canola

By Phil Franz-Warkentin, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, Feb. 22 (CNS Canada) – ICE Futures Canada canola contracts were stronger on Wednesday, as concerns over tightening supplies provided support. Weakness in the Canadian dollar and advances in Chicago Board of Trade soyoil added to the firmer tone in canola, according to participants, as crush margins […] Read more

ICE Canola Strengthens as C$ Falls

By Phil Franz-Warkentin, Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Feb. 22 (CNS Canada) – ICE Futures Canada canola contracts were holding onto small gains at midday Wednesday, with a weaker tone in the Canadian dollar providing underlying support. The currency dropped below 76 US cents as domestic retail sales data disappointed and crude oil softened. The […] Read more