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CBOT December 2021 oats (candlesticks) with Bollinger bands (20,2). (Barchart)

Oat crop across Western Canada ‘not stellar’

MarketsFarm — As with most other crops on the Prairies, conditions are “not stellar” for oats, according to Shawna Mathieson, executive director for the Prairie Oat Growers Association. POGA directors from across the region who participated in a recent board meeting had a rather grim outlook on the coming harvest, she said. “Not a single […] Read more

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CBOT weekly outlook: Some surprises in USDA’s WASDE

MarketsFarm — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has thrown a few curveballs in an otherwise mundane supply-and-demand report issued Thursday, according to broker Ryan Ettner of Allendale Inc. at McHenry, Ill. Although USDA, in its December world agricultural supply and demand estimates (WASDE), lowered soybean ending stocks for the 2020-21 marketing year, the cut wasn’t […] Read more





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U.S. corn production expected way up in USDA’s May WASDE

MarketsFarm — There will be sharp increases in the United States’ 2020-21 corn production — and especially in ending stocks, according to the latest monthly supply and demand report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The department issued its latest world agricultural supply and demand estimates (WASDE) on Tuesday. U.S. soybean planted acres and […] Read more



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Global grain production to increase, IGC predicts

MarketsFarm — The International Grains Council (IGC) issued projections Thursday calling for a slight increase in total global grain production for the current marketing year and for 2020-21. The U.K.-based council forecast world production at 2.175 billion tonnes, which would be an increase of three million tonnes from its February report. The IGC said that’s […] Read more