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Strong foreign demand boosts North American hog markets

MarketsFarm — While the volume of hogs at North American slaughter markets have kept packing plants near capacity in recent weeks, strong foreign export demand has kept pork values high. “We expect pork values to move higher, due to the shortness of production in China,” said Brad Marceniuk, a Saskatchewan provincial livestock economist in Saskatoon. […] Read more



Grain World: Geopolitics is back dominating global relations

Saskatoon | MarketsFarm — Geopolitics is again shaping the international scene, including China, Jason Shapiro explained here Thursday at the Grain World conference. Geopolitics, he said, resulted in catastrophic global wars and generated very little peace for close to a century. Shapiro, director of analysis for Geopolitical Futures — an Austin, Tex.-based international risk analysis […] Read more



Canada’s canola crush posts new monthly record

MarketsFarm — Canadian oilseed processors set a new monthly record in October 2019, crushing 882,301 tonnes of canola during the reporting period, according to the latest data from Statistics Canada. The crush pace was up by 114,000 tonnes from the previous month and compares with the year-ago October crush of 786,770 tonnes. The previous single […] Read more




U.S. grains: Harvest pace drags on corn, soybeans

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures ended flat on Wednesday as optimism that China would significantly increase U.S. export purchases after offering to waive tariffs was overshadowed by a lack of confirmed buying and an accelerating U.S. harvest. Corn was also flat on harvest pressure and limited demand, while wheat firmed in a modest […] Read more


U.S. grains: Soybeans firm on Chinese trade prospects

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures firmed on Tuesday on hopes of fresh export sales to China after Beijing gave major crushers waivers to import U.S. soybeans without retaliatory tariffs. Futures, however, drifted from early highs as new export deals failed to materialize and as farmers took advantage of the price spike to sell […] Read more