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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

Reading Time: 4 minutes 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


(Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)

Frost strikes in numerous spots in Manitoba

MarketsFarm — Numerous areas throughout the growing areas of Manitoba experienced frost, according to the province’s crop report for the week ended Monday. The coldest locations were Sprague in the eastern region, Narcisse in the Interlake and Lake Audy in the southwest, which experienced temperatures of -2 C on Sept. 8. Many other areas saw […] Read more

A French farmer harvests wheat at sunset at Paillencourt in northern France on July 23, 2019. French wheat production, which survived a record heat wave in June, is one of many factors now weighing on prices.

The news is not good — but it will get better, say market analysts

Harvest is one of the worst times to look for good news in wheat markets, 
but prices should soon rally

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s not hard to find bad news these days when it comes to wheat markets. Recent news stories include the USDA surprising analysts by raising its production forecast (by 59 million bushels), European wheat fields coming through a record-breaking heat wave in fine shape, and the threat from Black Sea producers continuing to rise. (For […] Read more



A barley crop south of Ethelton, Sask. on July 30, 2019. (Dave Bedard photo)

Feed weekly outlook: Varying yields make for average crop

MarketsFarm — Feed grain crop yields are expected to be about average across the Prairies as harvest has kicked off. “It appears we’ll have somewhat of an average crop, with a bunch of high-yield areas and a bunch of low yield areas averaged together,” said Jim Beusekom, president of Market Place Commodities in Lethbridge. New-crop […] Read more


CBOT November 2019 soybeans with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages. (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Corn, soy ease on warmer weather

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago soybean, corn and wheat futures all settled down on Monday after early strength, as outlooks for improved U.S. weather boosted crop production prospects, analysts said. The August soybean contract on the Chicago Board of Trade settled down 14-3/4 cents at $8.89-3/4 a bushel and new-crop November settled down 14-1/2 cents […] Read more