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Prairie cash wheat: Rising loonie cuts into bids

MarketsFarm — Hard red spring wheat bids in Western Canada lost ground during the week ended Thursday, as the bearish influence of a strengthening Canadian dollar more than offset supportive influence from gains in U.S. futures. Average Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS, 13.5 per cent protein) wheat prices were down $5.50-$10 per tonne, according to […] Read more



Prairie cash wheat: Bids surge on U.S. gains, weaker loonie

MarketsFarm — Wheat bids in Western Canada were significantly higher for the week ended Thursday on gains in U.S. markets coupled with a weaker Canadian dollar. Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) wheat saw the largest increases, with bids up by more than $20 per tonne. Increases for Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) wheat were in […] Read more

Fund traders cover canola shorts, liquidate corn longs

MarketsFarm — Fund traders were covering short positions in canola and liquidating longs in corn during the week ended Tuesday, according to the latest commitment of traders (CoT) report from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The net managed money short position in ICE Futures canola came in Tuesday at 58,455 contracts (2,163 long/60,618 […] Read more


Prairie cash wheat: Weaker loonie battles lower U.S. futures

MarketsFarm — Wheat bids in Western Canada for the week ended Thursday saw prices for Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) wheat on either side of steady. Prices for Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) saw a greater range of losses and gains, while prices for Canada Western Amber Durum (CWAD) were steady to higher. There was […] Read more

U.S. grains: Virus worries, export sales drag on soybeans

Corn down on rising U.S. ethanol stocks

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures fell on Thursday on poor export demand coupled with declines in global equity markets tied to worries about an economic slowdown due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, analysts said. Corn followed soybeans lower while nearby Chicago Board of Trade wheat futures clung to modest gains, supported by inter-market spreading. […] Read more



U.S. grains: Wheat, corn ease after rallies

Chicago soybean futures firm

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat and corn futures fell on Wednesday on profit taking from the previous session’s strong rally, grain dealers said. Bargain buying pulled the grain contracts from their session lows ahead of the close. “Yesterday was probably a little overdone in the wheat market,” said Jim Gerlach, president of Indiana-based A/C […] Read more


Prairie cash wheat: Bids mostly weaker on U.S. price declines

MarketsFarm — Bids in Western Canada for the week ended Thursday were steady to lower for Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS), Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) and durum (CWAD) wheats, as declines in U.S. wheat prices weighed on values. The Canadian dollar was up two-10ths of a U.S. cent during the week, which also put […] Read more