Unharvested crops skew StatsCan stocks data

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Canadian canola stocks were slightly tighter at the end of the 2019 calendar year compared to the previous year, according to updated Statistics Canada data. However, adverse harvest conditions left a large amount of the crop unaccounted for in the survey, which skews the overall supply/demand outlook. “Because of poor weather conditions during […] Read more

Fund short position grows in canola

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Large fund traders were betting that canola and soybean futures would move lower in late January, with the net managed money short position in both oilseeds rising in 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 […] Read more

Prairie cash wheat: Bids fall with U.S. futures

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Hard red spring wheat bids in Western Canada moved lower during the week ended Thursday, as a sell-off in U.S. futures weighed on prices. Concerns that the Wuhan coronavirus would lead to a slowdown in the global economy accounted for some of the broad speculative selling that weighed on most grain markets during […] Read more

CBOT weekly outlook: Soybeans oversold

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Sharp losses in Chicago Board of Trade soybeans over the past month are looking overdone, according to an analyst who expects the lows may be in for the time being. March soybeans lost roughly 60 U.S. cents per bushel since the beginning of January, with the latest concerns over the coronavirus in China […] Read more