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ICE weekly outlook: Canola scale-up selling to temper gains

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm – ICE Futures canola contracts climbed above chart resistance to hit their highest levels in six-months on July 29. While there is more room to the upside, farmer selling could temper additional gains. Fund traders adding to long positions together with solid export demand, especially from Europe, accounted for much of the recent strength […] Read more

A transmission electron microscopy image of the first isolated case of the new 2019 coronavirus, as obtained by Reuters on Jan. 27, 2020. (Handout image courtesy IVDC, China CDC via Reuters)

Virus concerns add more uncertainty to cattle market

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Cattle futures in Chicago dropped hard over the past few days, as mounting concerns over the new coronavirus in China triggered a broad-based selloff in global equities and commodities. While the virus adds an extra layer of uncertainty to the North American cattle market, expectations for solid beef demand should remain supportive for […] Read more

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Large funds back on short side in soybeans

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Large fund traders have moved back to the short side in soybeans while only making small adjustments in canola, 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 20,366 contracts on […] Read more

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AAFC forecasts more wheat, less canola seeded in spring

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Canada’s farmers will seed more wheat and less canola in the 2020 growing season, according to the first supply/demand estimates for the 2020-21 marketing year, released Thursday by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Total seeded wheat area is forecast to rise to 25.77 million acres, from 25.02 million the previous year. Production is forecast […] Read more

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Tighter supplies, solid demand underpin durum bids

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Tighter global supplies are keeping the Canadian durum market well supported this winter, with firmer prices likely when the Port of Thunder Bay reopens for the spring. “We’re seeing a very strong export demand for durum,” said Jerry Klassen, manager of Canadian operations for Swiss-based GAP S.A. Grains and Products in Winnipeg. Canada […] Read more

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CGC revises domestic canola usage downward

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Domestic canola demand remained well ahead of exports in the latest Canadian Grain Commission report for the week ended Sunday — but revisions to data now show the crush pace is not quite as active as reported earlier in the month. The original data for the week ended Jan. 5 showed domestic disappearance […] Read more