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


ICE weekly outlook: Canola off highs, rangebound

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — ICE Futures canola contracts tested long-time chart resistance during the week ended Wednesday, but failed to break higher and retreated to hold rangebound overall. The Phase One trade deal signed Wednesday between the U.S. and China failed to give the grain and oilseed markets a boost, as the vague details of the actual […] Read more

Canary seed one step closer to ‘official’ status

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Canary seed may still be a relatively minor special crop in Western Canada, but the grain is one step closer to gaining official status. Producers at the Canary Seed Development Commission of Saskatchewan annual general meeting on Monday in Saskatoon voted in favour of formally requesting canary seed’s inclusion under the Canada Grains […] Read more

Solid crush more than makes up for slow canola exports

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Canada’s ongoing diplomatic dispute with China may be slowing canola exports, but the strong pace of the domestic crush is more than making up for any shortfall in international business. The Canadian Grain Commission reported total domestic disappearance of canola during the crop-year-to-date of just over 4.8 million tonnes, as of Sunday (Jan. […] Read more


Fund short-covering continues in canola, soybeans

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Fund traders continued to exit short positions in soybeans and canola futures during the first week of 2020, 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 33,243 contracts, a decrease […] Read more

Feed weekly outlook: Firm undertone to Prairie grains

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Solid demand from cattle feeders and ongoing logistic issues across the Prairies should keep a firm undertone in the feed grain market for the time being, according to an Alberta broker. “The feed market has definitely moved higher,” said Brandon Motz of CorNine Commodities at Lacombe, Alta., adding “demand is strong through feedlot […] Read more

Pulse weekly outlook: Red lentils see some strength

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — The red lentil market in Western Canada is seeing some life to start the New Year, with improved bids creating some marketing opportunities. “Green lentil prices have been steady since the end of 2019, but red lentils are the one that’s jumped,” said Kevin Silzer, vice-president with Rayglen Commodities in Saskatoon, noting red […] Read more


Ocean freight rates trending lower

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — The Baltic Dry Index has fallen sharply over the past four months, dropping below 1,000 points to start the New Year. A slowdown in iron-ore activity, as high prices have had Chinese mills buying up domestic inventories rather than importing from overseas, accounted for much of the general weakness in the freight sector, […] Read more

Prairie cash wheat: Bids rise over holidays

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Hard red spring wheat bids in Western Canada posted solid gains during the two-week holiday period ended Thursday, as gains in U.S. futures more than made up for the bearish influence of the rising Canadian dollar. Average Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS, 13.5 per cent protein) wheat prices were up by $5-$9 per […] Read more