GFM Network News

Mixed conditions loom over Manitoba winter cereals

CNS Canada — A mix of freezing and warming conditions put Manitoba’s winter cereals in uncertain condition, following months of promising weather, according to the head of an industry group. Manitoba’s winter wheat and fall rye crops had ample snow cover throughout the winter, which supported crops, but more recently, conditions turned slushy, then froze […] Read more

Peas hold range ahead of upcoming production

CNS Canada — A policy extension from major pulse buyer India has brought short-term support to Canada’s dry pea market, but values are hanging in a range, price- and demand-wise. India in late March extended its fumigation policy requirement for three months, allowing the market some breathing room, though officials still hope to come to […] Read more

ICE weekly outlook: Canola along for ride with soybeans

CNS Canada — While springtime canola supplies look favourable for prices, bearish oilseed situations elsewhere leave ICE Futures Canada prices straddled with downside, especially ahead of a key production report. “The supply and demand fundamentals on canola are all optimistic, better than they are on most oilseeds,” said Mike Jubinville of ProFarmer Canada. “But let’s […] Read more

Higher prices could give flax acres a chance

CNS Canada — Strong demand for Canadian flax, combined with small production, has driven prices up, which could tempt producers making seeding choices this spring. Last year, the amount of flax seeded in Canada was down about a third from the previous growing season. As a result, stocks are short, despite large carryover. Demand, however, […] Read more

Canola’s rally pushes cash prices higher

CNS Canada — Canola cash prices notched gains with recent news out of the U.S., but the market remains rangebound, and near-term support is likely to run dry. Canola cash prices were supported by a two-day rally in the futures, said Mike Jubinville of ProFarmer Canada, but crushers have widened out the basis for nearby […] Read more