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MGEX May 2021 spring wheat (candlesticks) with 20-day moving average (gray line) and CBOT May 2021 wheat (orange line). (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Wheat lifted on spring planting concerns

Near-term tightness in world supply underpins soy, corn

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago wheat futures gained on Wednesday, following the Minneapolis Grain Exchange’s hard red spring wheat higher on concerns that dryness across the U.S. Great Plains could affect spring wheat plantings. Chicago corn gained ahead of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s monthly supply and demand report on Friday, which is expected to […] Read more

CBOT May 2021 soybeans (candlesticks) with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages and November 2021 soybeans (blue line). (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Soybeans rise on tight near-term supply

CBOT corn mixed, wheat lower

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago soybean futures gained on Tuesday as traders assessed the impact of a lower-than-expected U.S. plantings forecast and a rain-delayed harvest in Brazil on ever-tightening supplies of the oilseed. Corn futures were mixed, with old-crop contracts rising slightly as investors adjusted positions ahead of a monthly U.S. Department of Agriculture world […] Read more


ICE May 2021 canola with Bollinger (20,2) bands. (Barchart)

ICE weekly outlook: Is a bear market next for canola?

Winnipeg | MarketsFarm — The canola market started to retreat this week as unpriced supplies still in the countryside approach non-existent, according to Wayne Palmer, analyst with Exceed Grain in Winnipeg. For the first half of the week of March 15, canola began to lose strength, particularly in old-crop months. That was highlighted at the […] Read more

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

U.S. grains: Corn, soy sag on profit-taking after USDA data

Midwest's winter wheat entering key growth phase

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn and soybean futures each fell about two per cent on Wednesday, a day after monthly U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) forecasts failed to offer fresh bullish news, freeing traders to book profits following recent multi-year highs, analysts said. Wheat futures also declined, following the trend, with beneficial moisture expected […] Read more


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Sunflower seed market falls back to Earth

MarketsFarm — Sunflower growers in Canada took off a bumper crop in 2020, almost hitting the 100,000-tonne mark for the first time since 2010. The forecast for this year’s crop isn’t as sunny. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s latest outlook, released earlier this month, predicts the national sunflower seed crop in 2021 at 75,000 tonnes off […] Read more

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

U.S. grains: CBOT soy, corn rise on weather delays in Brazil

Chicago May wheat settles firm

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures surged 1.6 per cent on Tuesday to their highest in more than five weeks on expectations that a slow harvest in Brazil will add further stress to the already tight supply situation in the United States, traders said. Corn futures also were strong, hitting a two-week high as […] Read more


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

U.S. grains: Soybeans rise as USDA projects tight supplies into 2022

Wheat slumps on profit taking, nearby corn also slips

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures firmed on Friday after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) forecast domestic supplies of the oilseed would remain historically tight into 2022 despite its projection for a record-large harvest this autumn. Corn futures were mixed, with nearby contracts slipping from earlier highs on profit-taking ahead of the weekend, […] Read more

Canola south of Ethelton, Sask. on Aug. 3, 2017. (Dave Bedard photo)

Canada’s canola harvest smallest in five years

Wheat crop a bin-buster, StatsCan report finds

Winnipeg | Reuters — Canadian farmers produced the smallest canola crop in five years, but the largest wheat output since 2013, Statistics Canada said in its final harvest estimate of the year. Canola production looked set to reach 18.7 million tonnes, down 4.5 per cent from last year and below trade expectations. It was a […] Read more


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Malt growers have many reasons to raise a glass this year

Quality is good, demand strong so far, and the harvest was night and day from a year ago

Quality is good, demand strong so far, and the harvest was night and day from a year ago

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s a cliché — but most malt growers really do have a reason to raise a glass and toast what has turned out to be a good year. Last year’s wet harvest made for “a dismal year” but this season has been good for most growers in south and central Alberta, as well as Saskatchewan […] Read more

There are several short-term reasons why things are going well right now, but Alberta Wheat chair Todd Hames says behind those factors is Canada’s reputation as a reliable supplier of high-quality grain. Supplied

Savour it: The stars have aligned for crop producers

Demand, prices and shipping are all strong, and that’s not something that happens very often

Reading Time: 3 minutes There’s a huge good news story coming out of 2020 for crop producers. Or rather, three of them — demand is up, prices are good, and shipping is going like gangbusters. “Total volumes are up about 23 per cent year over year,” said Brennan Turner, CEO of online grain-marketing company FarmLead. “We moved about 8.34 […] Read more