U.S. grains: South American supply issues wane

Soy up, but off early gains; corn boosted by export demand

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago soybeans ended the session slightly up after a three-session losing streak on Thursday, but larger early gains were erased as rains across South America eased supply worries. Corn prices firmed, supported by fresh demand amid tightening global supplies, while wheat fell on a lack of fresh export news. The Chicago […] Read more

Pulse weekly outlook: Green, yellow pea prices reach parity

Lower-priced green peas meet upwardly-mobile yellows

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Yellow and green pea prices in Western Canada have taken divergent paths to start 2021, with yellow peas on the rise and greens declining as values reach parity in many locations. Mike Jubinville of MarketsFarm Pro explained that while Canada’s pea exports suffered under yellow pea import restrictions implemented by India, China later […] Read more

China’s 2020 corn, wheat imports reach record highs

Reading Time: < 1 minute Beijing | Reuters — China’s grains imports soared to record highs in 2020, customs data showed on Monday, after tight domestic corn supplies pushed prices to multi-year peaks, driving demand for cheaper imports. China, the world’s top agricultural market, bought a record 11.3 million tonnes of imported corn last year, including 2.25 million tonnes in […] Read more

China’s 2020 pork output higher than expected

Reported slowing of ASF-induced decline beats expectations

Reading Time: 2 minutes Beijing | Reuters — China’s pork output posted significant signals toward recovery last year after the sector was decimated by an incurable hog disease in 2019, official data showed Monday. China’s 2020 pork output fell 3.3 per cent from a year earlier, to 41.13 million tonnes, after plunging 21 per cent in 2019, the National […] Read more

Feed weekly outlook: Barley market’s eye on exports, corn prices

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Strong export demand for Canadian barley and rising corn prices in the U.S. are expected to continue to keep feed prices well supported in Western Canada. “Feed grains are being squeezed by lower imports of U.S. corn into Western Canada,” analyst Chuck Penner of Leftfield Commodity Research said in a presentation Tuesday for […] Read more


ICE weekly outlook: WASDE spillover boosts canola

Canola may soon become price-sensitive, analyst says

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Sharp increases in soybean, corn and wheat futures on Tuesday, following the release of the latest supply and demand report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), in turn spilled over into canola. The most significant factors in USDA’s world agricultural supply and demand estimates (WASDE) were further reductions to ending stocks for […] Read more


U.S. grains: Futures slip on South American rains

USDA report seen cutting U.S. soy, corn supply estimates

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures slipped from 6-1/2-year highs on Monday on crop-boosting rains in South America and as investors squared positions ahead of eagerly awaited U.S. government crop forecast data due on Tuesday. Corn and wheat futures also pulled back from multi-year peaks posted last week as the U.S. dollar firmed and […] Read more


U.S. grains: Soybeans to 6-1/2-year top on expectations of tightening stocks

Corn futures up, wheat retreats

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures resumed their rally on Friday after a light setback a day earlier, climbing to 6-1/2-year highs on signs of fresh export demand and expectations that key U.S. crop reports next week will indicate tightening global supplies. Corn futures also rose, hovering near multi-year highs set this week above […] Read more

China building world’s largest seed bank

Larger facility a bid to boost food security

Reading Time: < 1 minute Beijing | Reuters — China will complete a new national crop germplasm bank this year, the agriculture minister said Wednesday, to boost the country’s capacity to develop new crop varieties and enhance food security. The bank has a designed capacity of 1.5 million copies, almost four times the existing one, and will be the world’s […] Read more