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Canola trade on edge over China tensions

Canadian canola exports to China face some uncertainty as concerns mount that political tensions between the two countries could spill into trade. The back-and-forth tariff dispute between the U.S. and China, and resulting decline in Chinese purchases of U.S. soybeans, originally led to ideas that Canada would pick up some of the slack with increased […] Read more






Canadian Financial Close: Canadian dollar slips with oil and gold

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Jan. 17 (CNS Canada) – The Canadian dollar was down at market close Thursday along with oil and gold. The dollar finished the day at US$0.7522 or US$1=C$1.3294, which compares with Wednesday’s close of US$0.7548 or C$1.3248. The S&P/TSX Composite Index closed Thursday at 15,211.22 up by 99.96 points. […] Read more

It doesn’t hurt to check, says grain commission

Only licensed grain companies are required to post security that ensures farmers are paid for deliveries

The Canadian Grain Commission is reminding producers that only licensed grain companies provide security that ensures farmers are paid when they deliver grain. “Do you know if the company you’re delivering to is licensed?” the commission asked in a recent tweet. A complete list can be found under ‘Licensed grain companies’ at the Canadian Grain […] Read more



North American Grains and Oilseeds Review: Canola up as dollar down

By Ashley Robinson, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, Jan. 17 (CNS Canada) – The ICE Futures canola contacts finished the day stronger, finding support from a weaker Canadian dollar. Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) soybean, oil and meal contracts were all stronger. Soyoil contracts were up sharply, which was supportive for canola contracts. There is […] Read more

ICE canola climbing higher with soy

By Ashley Robinson, Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Jan. 17, 2018 (CNS Canada) – ICE Futures canola contracts were stronger at midday Thursday, supported by a weaker Canadian dollar. Chicago Board of Trade soybean, oil and meal contracts are all stronger finding support from news out of Brazil that little rain continues to fall there. […] Read more


Global Markets: Canadian kidnapped in Burkina Faso found dead

By Commodity News Services Canada WINNIPEG, Jan. 17 (CNS Canada) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – The Canadian man kidnapped in Burkina Faso on Tuesday has been found dead. The body of Kirk Woodman, an employee of the Vancouver-based Progress Minerals, was discovered on Wednesday […] Read more

ICE canola continues higher early Thursday

By Phil Franz-Warkentin, Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Jan. 17 (CNS Canada) – ICE Futures canola contracts were stronger Thursday morning, seeing some follow-through speculative buying interest after Wednesday’s correction off of major chart support. Gains in Chicago Board of Trade soybeans, a weaker tone in the Canadian dollar, and a lack of significant farmer […] Read more