Pulse weekly outlook: Peas, lentils see some strength

Lentil trade watching India

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Canadian pea and lentil markets have shown some post-harvest strength in recent weeks, with good offshore demand providing support. “On the yellow pea side, it’s China, and on lentils, it’s basically India,” Marcos Mosnaim, of Globeways Canada, said of the strength in both markets. Yellow peas are currently trading as high as $7.50 […] Read more


AAFC lowers wheat carryout estimate, raises canola

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Updated supply and demand estimates from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada call for tighter wheat carryout for the 2020-21 crop year than previous forecast — and more canola. Tursday’s report provides the first adjusted balance sheet estimates from the government agency that account for the latest production numbers from Statistics Canada released earlier in […] Read more


Oats values hold steady at harvest

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — The oats market in Western Canada is holding relatively steady despite seasonal harvest pressure, although yields failed to live up to earlier expectations. “Steady at harvest time is good,” said Scott Shiels, grain procurement merchant with Grain Millers in Yorkton. Prices often dip at harvest time due to increased deliveries, he noted, but […] Read more


Funds’ net long keeps growing in canola

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — The fund net long position in canola continued to climb higher during the week ended Tuesday, as speculators continued to add to their bullish bets in the market, according to the latest commitment of traders (CoT) report from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Managed money fund traders, as of Tuesday, were […] Read more

ICE weekly outlook: Canola futures at two-year highs

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — ICE Futures canola contracts climbed to their strongest levels in two years during the week ended Wednesday, but could be nearing their highs for the time being as harvest pressure should start weighing on values. “We’re running into the top end on the monthly and weekly charts,” said Jamie Wilton, senior commodity futures […] Read more

Fund long position in canola hits new record

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Fund traders added to their sizeable long positions in canola during the week ended Tuesday (Sept. 8), hitting the largest net long position in the two years of available data. The latest commitment of traders (CoT) report compiled by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) showed managed money fund traders were holding […] Read more


Feed weekly outlook: Barley finds support in lull between old, new crops

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Feed barley bids in Western Canada are seeing some modest strength in early September, as old-crop supplies run out and the new crop is not yet available. “Prices have definitely gone up this past week,” said Mike Fleischhauer of Eagle Commodities at Lethbridge. Expectations for a good 2020 crop had farmers making space […] Read more

Fund traders add to net long in canola, soybeans

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Fund traders remain bullish on soybeans and canola, adding to their net long positions in the two oilseeds, according to the latest commitment of traders (CoT) report from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Managed money fund traders were holding a net long position in ICE Futures canola of 37,682 contracts as […] Read more