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The caption on the slide behind Gary Stanford — ‘Mi explotación’ — means ‘My operation.’ Grain buyers, including ones listening to Stanford in Mexico City were keenly interested in the decisions he makes on his Magrath-area farm.

Quality counts and tweets have an impact, grain reps on trade mission learn

A whirlwind tour of Central and South America was an eye-opener for Magrath producer Gary Stanford

Your social media pictures and tweets can actually have an impact on the international grain trade. This was one of the many things Alberta Wheat chair Gary Stanford learned on a two-week New Crop Mission to Central and South America last month. “South American countries are very happy with Canadian wheat, because they have learned […] Read more






CBOT weekly outlook: Headlines, geopolitics drive prices

MarketsFarm — To Terry Reilly, about the only things driving the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) are headlines and geopolitics developments. “Traders are trading headlines,” Reilly, an analyst for Futures International in Chicago, said in reference to the latest developments in U.S.-China trade talks. Reports on Wednesday morning said the two countries were close to […] Read more

Trade’s crop estimates vary ahead of StatsCan report

MarketsFarm — Barley and canola production expectations vary ahead of Statistics Canada’s production of principal field crops report, due out Friday. In September, the federal agency estimated Canada’s barley production to total just less than 10 million tonnes, two million higher than the final count for the 2018-19 growing year. However, some trade estimates are […] Read more


Grain World: AGT books eventful 2019

Saskatoon | MarketsFarm — This year has been a watershed year for AGT Food and Ingredients, the company’s CEO Murad Al-Katib told the Grain World conference in Saskatoon. AGT was delisted from the TSX earlier in 2019, as Al-Katib moved to take the company private after 12 years of being publicly traded. Its new ownership […] Read more



Prairie cash wheat: Soft Minneapolis futures weigh on bids

MarketsFarm — Wheat bids in Western Canada were lower during the week ended Thursday, pressured by losses in U.S. futures. Hard red spring prices saw the largest drop, as Minneapolis futures trended lower despite adverse weather conditions across the U.S. Plains that helped underpin Chicago and Kansas City winter wheats. Average Canada Western Red Spring […] Read more