Malt barley demand rises, at home and abroad

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Domestic malt barley is facing pressure from both inside and outside Canada’s borders as demand for both malt and feed barley has increased. With domestic feed barley prices rising and domestic supplies shrinking with increased exports to China, high-quality malt barley has found its way to feed channels as growers look to sell […] Read more

U.S. grains: CBOT corn, soybeans rebound on strong demand

March wheat closes weak

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Board of Trade corn and soybean futures rose on Thursday, with end users stepping in to buy the market one day after prices posted sharp declines. “On hard breaks, the end users really need the supply,” said Don Roose, president of U.S. Commodities in West Des Moines, Iowa. “They are […] Read more

ICE weekly outlook: Volatility day-to-day in bullish canola market

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — The ICE Futures canola market saw some large price moves during the week ended Wednesday, hitting fresh contract highs in many months before profit-taking came forward to weigh on values. With canola trading at historically high price levels, the potential volatility in the marketplace can go to extreme levels without much explanation, analyst […] Read more

Argentine truckers end strike, freeing China-bound barley

Canada, France would have been buyers' Plan B

Reading Time: 2 minutes Buenos Aires | Reuters — Argentine truckers ended a 20-day strike that had blocked access to ports in Buenos Aires province, agricultural industry sources said on Tuesday, following a deal struck with local officials to increase freight-hauling rates. Trucks owners grouped in the informal TUDA association (Transportistas Unidos de Argentina) began blocking highways last month, […] Read more



U.S. grains: Corn resumes climb ahead of monthly USDA report

Frigid weather in U.S. grain belt lifts wheat

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures rallied to a 7-1/2 year peak on Monday on buying ahead of a monthly U.S. government crop report that is expected to show supplies of the grain tightening amid robust demand. Soybean and wheat futures also advanced in anticipation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) report scheduled […] Read more

U.S. livestock: CME hogs touch contract high for fourth straight day

Live cattle up, feeder cattle retreat

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chicago | Reuters — U.S. lean hog futures extended their rally on Friday, setting a contract high for the fourth consecutive day on strong demand, while live cattle futures topped a one-year high. Traders predicted Chinese buyers will continue to snap up U.S. pork after the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday reported export sales […] Read more

U.S. livestock: CME hogs touch contract high for third day

Cattle futures up with beef exports

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chicago | Reuters — U.S. lean hog futures climbed on Thursday, setting a contract high for the third consecutive day on firm Chinese demand, traders said. Weekly U.S. pork export sales to China, the world’s top pork consumer, reached a three-month high of 17,873 tonnes in the week ended Jan. 28, according to the U.S. […] Read more


Feed weekly outlook: Grain exports, prices rise

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — As more Canadian feed grains make their way overseas, especially into China, domestic buyers may need to pay more secure supplies from emptying bins over the next few months. “Anything extra we’re able to export is getting exported at this point,” Brandon Motz, owner and sales manager of CorNine Commodities at Lacombe, Alta., […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn slips after touching new high on Chinese demand

U.S. export, supply-demand data awaited for China update

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures ended lower on Thursday after hitting a 7-1/2-year high, supported by the U.S. Agriculture Department’s confirmation of strong Chinese demand. Soybeans closed higher on strong weekly export sales as traders weighed rain delays to Brazil’s harvest. Wheat fell, despite weekly export sales at the high end of analysts’ […] Read more