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Canola prices have been ‘a pleasant surprise,’ says analyst

Production issues here and abroad, Chinese demand, and speculators have all played a role in rally

There are several factors behind the rally in canola prices, says provincial crop analyst Neil Blue. On the supply side, lower production of palm oil began to support those prices back in the spring, he said, adding the primary driver of canola prices are the vegetable oil markets, of which palm oil is the largest […] Read more

A year ago, many producers were wondering if the glory days of their biggest money-maker were coming to an end. But demand has proven to be resilient, even with China blocking seed sales from Viterra and Richardson International.

Canola remains the golden crop that keeps on giving

There are many factors at play, but the bottom line is prices are good and the outlook is, too

Canola has come through again. Despite more lows than highs over the past year, prices are strong and could get better, market watchers say. “We’re seeing better pricing opportunities right now for canola, and there’s a possibility that prices will move higher,” said Bruce Burnett, director of MarketsFarm (a division of Glacier FarmMedia, which owns […] Read more



Canola futures continue their slide

CNS Canada – Canola futures slid to their lowest levels in 15 months during the week ended Nov. 9, but managed to uncover some support to the downside and could be consolidating. While off-the combine deliveries were slowing down with the advent of winter, the commercial pipeline is still filled with recently harvested canola supplies. […] Read more


ADM earnings double, helped by U.S.-China trade row

Chicago | Reuters – Archer Daniels Midland Co’s net profits doubled in the second quarter and beat Wall Street estimates, after a drought in Argentina and the U.S.-China trade spat boosted the U.S. grain merchant’s trading and oilseed processing businesses. Shares were up 1 percent at $47.86 after touching a three-year high on the New […] Read more






ICE weekly outlook: Canola drops below range

CNS Canada — ICE Futures Canada canola contracts finished the week ended Tuesday below their recent range, pressured there by a bearish U.S. Department of Agriculture report that sent grain and oilseed markets tumbling across North America. “Technically the chart looks like it is breaking down, we’re underneath the 50-day moving average in the January […] Read more

ICE Canada Weekly Outlook: Canola Stuck In Sideways Range

Winnipeg/Commodity News Service Canada – ICE Futures Canada canola contracts moved higher during the week ended November 4, bouncing off of nearby support levels. However, the market remains range-bound overall with little to indicate a break outside of that range. “These are just choppy markets,” said Ken Ball, of PI Financial in Winnipeg pointing to […] Read more