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Wheat basis levels improve, futures stay bearish

CNS Canada –– Canada’s spring wheat basis has hit fresh highs to spur producer selling, but overall the market remains bearish. “It does seem kind of counterintuitive to see cash prices strengthening right during harvest,” said Brenda Tjaden Lepp, co-founder of FarmLink Marketing Solutions in Winnipeg. Over the past week, quoted basis levels for Canada […] Read more

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Canada may have already passed peak gluten-free

CNS Canada –– Increased demand by Canadians for gluten-free products had an impact on the wheat industry, leading reduced sales and experiments with new ways to feed the market. Now, industry specialists have mixed opinions on the future of gluten-free. Almost a third of Canadians, 10 million people, are seeking out gluten-free products, according to […] Read more