GFM Network News


Wheat Likely To See Some Strength Long-Term

For Don Bousquet’s three times daily market reports, visit www.albertafarmexpress.ca Grain and oilseed prices at ICE Futures Canada in Winnipeg closed the week ended Jan. 22 mixed, with canola higher and western barley lower. Canola was supported by steady demand, as exports continue to equal last year’s even without Chinese demand. There has been some […] Read more

Canola Market Should Go Down, But Doesn’t

For Don Bousquet’s three times daily market reports, visit www.albertafarmexpress.ca (DEC. 21) Grain and oilseed prices at the ICE Canada futures market have dropped since my last column with the canola market pressured by the losses in the U.S. soyoil market and sluggish demand as we entered the Christmas period. Giving some support was slow […] Read more


Washington Is Supporting Your Canola

For Don Bousquet’s three-times-daily market reports, visit www.albertafarmexpress.ca Grain and oilseed prices at the ICE Canada futures market are generally higher since my last column. Canola has bounced around, but is seeing moderate gains. Strength in the U.S. soy complex, friendly technical signals, a weaker Canadian dollar and talk of export interest supported prices. Weighing […] Read more

Futures Markets Begin To Show Some Strength

For Don Bousquet’s three-times-daily market reports, visit www.albertafarmexpress.ca (November 17) Grain and oilseed prices at the ICE Canada futures market have rebounded since my last column with canola lifted by gains in the Chicago soy complex. Slower farmer selling, as the harvest winds down, also gave some support. Friendly technical signals helped to lift the […] Read more


U.S. And Canadian Reports Confirm Bigger-Than-Expected Crop

For Don Bousquet’s three-times daily market reports, visit www.albertafarmexpress.ca (OCT. 6) Grain and oilseed prices at the ICE Canada futures market are mixed since my last column. Canola is down moderately in the wake of losses in the Chicago soy complex, the advancing harvest, ideas of a large canola crop and slower demand from the […] Read more

All Eyes On The Weather

For Don Bousquet’s three times daily market reports, visit www.albertafarmexpress.ca Grain and oilseed prices at the ICE Canada futures market are mixed since my last column. Canola posted gains in the wake of big advances in the Chicago soy complex and talk of Chinese canola bookings. However, it turned out that China booked Ukrainian rapeseed […] Read more


Canola bearish in near term at ICE

(Resource News International) — Canola futures at ICE Futures Canada in Winnipeg finished the week ended July 29 sharply lower, pressured down by weakness in soyoil and European rapeseed, the firm Canadian dollar and bearish technical signals. Prices have fallen to the lowest level of 2009, with the improving crop outlook also weighing on the […] Read more

Canola cash falling, basis holding firm

(Resource News International) — Canola cash prices have been falling as the futures market has tumbled back to its lowest levels since March, but the basis levels have remained relatively firm, say cash dealers. “We’re kind of worried that farmers are going to lock the bins again, now that most areas have dropped below $10 […] Read more


Dry West, Wet East Means Tight Canola Stocks

For Don Bousquet’s three times daily market reports, visit www.albertafarmexpress.ca Grain and oilseed prices at the ICE Canada futures market are generally a bit higher since my last column. The markets derived some support from the crop problems induced by weather. Trading volumes were subdued as many participants have taken to the sidelines to assess […] Read more

Canola cash basis seen firming

(Resource News International) — Canola cash basis levels have been firm across Western Canada with the strongest levels in Alberta and western Saskatchewan, where the dryness has prompted the strength, traders and brokers said. They also noted, though, that basis prices have seen some volatility and that producers should be prepared to make phone calls […] Read more