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U.S. grains: Wheat, soy hit 2018 highs

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. grain and soybean futures hit 2018 highs to start the new year as traders continued to expect increased Chinese demand once Washington and Beijing ink an initial trade deal. The gains on Thursday extended annual advances from 2019, a year marked by farmer stress over the U.S.-China trade war and […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soybeans hit highest price since June 2018

Chicago | Reuters — The most actively traded U.S. soybean futures contract rose on Thursday, touching its highest price since June 2018 on optimism about U.S.-China trade. Traders and farmers hope China, the world’s biggest soybean importer, will ramp up U.S. purchases following a recently struck Phase 1 trade deal, which includes a commitment by […] Read more

The caption on the slide behind Gary Stanford — ‘Mi explotación’ — means ‘My operation.’ Grain buyers, including ones listening to Stanford in Mexico City were keenly interested in the decisions he makes on his Magrath-area farm.

Quality counts and tweets have an impact, grain reps on trade mission learn

A whirlwind tour of Central and South America was an eye-opener for Magrath producer Gary Stanford

Your social media pictures and tweets can actually have an impact on the international grain trade. This was one of the many things Alberta Wheat chair Gary Stanford learned on a two-week New Crop Mission to Central and South America last month. “South American countries are very happy with Canadian wheat, because they have learned […] Read more