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High stocks-to-use ratio weighs on canola

MarketsFarm — The Canadian canola stocks-to-use ratio was over 20 per cent at the end of 2019 — significantly higher than the five-year average of 13.4 per cent. “That’s part of the reason why we’re seeing downward pressure on canola prices,” Craig Klemmer, chief agriculture economist for Farm Credit Canada (FCC), explained during his presentation […] Read more



Massive global stockpiles of corn, soybeans, wheat, and other commodities mean low prices and gloomy times in the U.S. — but it’s a different story north of the border.

Sheltered from the storm — Canadian farm sector doing well

Low dollar and a robust demand for pulses, canola, and 
specialty crops has spared Prairie producers from troubled times

As the U.S. enters a dark period for its farm economy, there’s cautious optimism in the Canadian agricultural outlook. “The net income and the overall situation in the United States is not looking good,” said Craig Klemmer, senior agricultural economist with Farm Credit Canada. “When we look at the net income expectations for 2016, there’s […] Read more