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U.S. grains: Soy, corn close higher

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean and corn futures settled up on Thursday, as traders squared their positions ahead of a U.S. government report next week expected to clarify how many acres were planted of the two crops. Dealers said a rebound in energy prices provided some support, although there remained ongoing concerns in the […] Read more


Alberta, Ontario sugar beet producers hope for good year

MarketsFarm — Sugar beet farmers in Canada’s two main growing provinces are hoping for a good year, according to the leaders their respective provincial associations. Wet conditions extended planting in Ontario, said Rob McKerrall, chair of the Ontario Sugarbeet Growers’ Association (OSGA). “There was probably a third of the crop went in fairly early. It […] Read more

Federal report expects canola output down, wheat up

MarketsFarm — Expectations for canola production in Canada were revised downward Friday by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC). AAFC has now estimated Canadian farmers will produce 18.575 million tonnes of canola in 2019, down about 8.7 per cent from its previous estimate. Earlier this week, MarketsFarm analyst Bruce Burnett predicted canola production would be down […] Read more



Pulse weekly outlook: Field pea acreage increasing

MarketsFarm — Last week’s report from Statistics Canada estimated that some acreage in Canada’s canola belt will instead go to field peas in 2019. Approximately 4.3 million total acres will be dedicated to field peas, StatsCan said, marking a 300,000-acre increase from estimates earlier in the year, and up from the 3.6 million acres seeded […] Read more


U.S. grains: Corn settles up as crop rated below expectations

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago corn futures closed higher for the first time in five sessions on Tuesday on technical buying and lower-than-expected condition ratings for developing U.S. crops, analysts said. Following widespread U.S. planting delays this spring, traders have shifted their attention to production prospects for crops that got seeded. Periodic light rains expected […] Read more

Less canola, more barley area expected in next StatsCan report

MarketsFarm — Canadian farmers will likely grow less canola and more barley in 2019, though the jury is out on exact acreage numbers ahead of Statistics Canada’s seeded area estimates due out Wednesday. Barley prices have hit “historic highs” thanks to inclement corn-growing weather in the United States, which has buoyed most feed grain prices. […] Read more


Corn down, soybeans steady in latest U.S. supply/demand report

MarketsFarm — Corn production in the U.S. has been projected to drop by almost nine per cent in 2019, according to the latest world agriculture supply and demand estimates (WASDE) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The department released its report on June 11, with some notable changes and ‘non-changes’ compared to its May […] Read more