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Is it time to shift the power from agricultural pricing based on USDA data to Canadian data?

Data is too important to be left in the hands of others

Canada relies on the U.S for critical agricultural data, and that leaves us extraordinarily vulnerable

Vulnerability is a word that I have taken to heart a lot in the past few years. We are vulnerable when we change, or seek change; vulnerable when we are left open to volatile weather or markets; and in agriculture, we are extraordinarily vulnerable when we are without data. The partial shutdown of the U.S. […] Read more

Supply and demand ultimately determines grain prices, but speculators often ignore those fundamentals and that can create selling opportunities, says provincial crop market analyst Neil Blue.

Look to sell when speculators mis-price the market

Commodity fund investors don’t always pay attention to market fundamentals

Some speculation in commodities markets is a good thing, but large amounts of speculative money these days means price swings can be very dramatic, says a provincial crop market analyst. And that can create opportunities. “It has been estimated that over a trillion dollars is involved in the commodity futures and options trade,” said Neil […] Read more


If you don't have a plan, you may be at the mercy of

Don’t get whacked by market swings, says broker

On the price side, there are lots of opportunities right now — but you need 
a plan to take advantage of them

Good news for grain growers: Commodity markets have turned up — and the recovery of crude oil prices deserves the thanks. “With crude now moving up to $50 a barrel, it looks like it could potentially go even higher yet into the fall market as demand is starting to exceed supply on the global side,” […] Read more