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Corn stocks cut in USDA WASDE report

MarketsFarm — Corn ending stocks in the U.S. are forecast to be tighter than earlier expectations for both old- and new-crop, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s world agricultural supply and demand estimates (WASDE) released Thursday. USDA projects 2021-22 ending stocks for corn to be at 1.357 billion bushels, a 150 million-bushel or 10 […] Read more

A view of Ceres Global Ag’s Northgate, Sask. facility as seen from its fertilizer shed in 2018. (Grainews photo by Lisa Guenther)

Ceres plans southern Saskatchewan canola crush plant

U.S. firm to build plant at border grain terminal

U.S. ag commodities firm Ceres Global Ag, which in recent years has built up a Prairie grain and oilseed origination hub near the North Dakota border in southeastern Saskatchewan, now plans to crush canola there also. The Minneapolis company said Tuesday it plans to spend US$350 million to build an integrated crush plant with capacity […] Read more


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CBOT weekly outlook: Markets react to WASDE

MarketsFarm — Trading at the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) was mostly affected by the release of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s supply and demand estimates (WASDE) released earlier today. Corn, wheat and soybeans were all projected for greater worldwide production in the 2021-22 crop year compared to the previous year. Worldwide corn production is […] Read more

Will there be any canola left in bins come fall?

Will there be any canola left in bins come fall?

'Stocks are setting up to be the smallest in years'

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s been a time that canola growers won’t soon forget, says a provincial crop analyst. “Producers with unpriced canola remaining after the 2020 harvest have been delighted and amazed by the price increase since harvest,” Neil Blue said in a recent Agri-News article. “New record canola prices have been set for both futures and cash.” […] Read more


Richardson International’s Yorkton, Sask. canola crush plant. (CNW Group/Richardson International)

Richardson to upsize Yorkton canola crush plant

Company to boost shipping and receiving, double processing capacity

Agrifood firm Richardson International’s major canola crush plant at Yorkton in eastern Saskatchewan is set to undergo another round of upgrades which are expected to double its processing capacity. The company on Monday announced it will start work immediately on “facility upgrades and improvements” that would allow it to process over 2.2 million tonnes of […] Read more

CBOT March 2021 soybeans with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages. (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Soybeans, corn, wheat rally

Futures up, but below recent peaks

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures rose 1.7 per cent on Thursday, underpinned by the strong demand highlighted in the U.S. Agriculture Department’s monthly supply and demand report on Tuesday, traders said. Corn futures also rallied, with the market receiving a boost after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it would not rule on […] Read more



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ICE weekly outlook: Canola, soybeans – keep an eye on South America

MarketsFarm – After canola incurred six consecutive sessions of gains in which new contract highs were reached, the Canadian oilseed took a bit of tumble on the Intercontinental Exchange. Such is a sample of the volatility in the market during the holidays. Keith Ferley, a trader with RBC Dominion Securities in Winnipeg, Man., suggested there […] Read more



CBOT January 2021 soybeans with Bollinger (20,2) bands. (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Profit-taking pressures soybeans

Corn futures firm, wheat weak

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures eased on Wednesday on a profit-taking setback after approaching 4-1/2-year highs, traders said. Corn futures ended firmer on technical buying, while wheat dipped. Concerns about dry conditions limiting crop potential in key corn- and soy-growing areas of South American underpinned the market, with strong demand weighing on global […] Read more