At this stage of the season, we’re rating the Ontario crop 38 per cent good to excellent, 40 per cent fair and 22 per cent poor to very poor.

All eyes on today’s USDA supply and demand report

An updated acreage survey will shed new light on how many acres did not get planted

Precipitation has been quite variable across the Ontario cropping region throughout the month of July. Western counties received average precipitation but a large portion of the central and northern counties have received less than 40 per cent of normal precipitation. Eastern counties have received average to slightly below-average rainfall. Early yield estimates for Ontario corn […] Read more

Ontario wheat harvest should be underway in late July.

Tight Ontario crop supplies to keep local demand strong

Low corn stocks and fewer wheat acres with quality concerns should support local prices

Corn and soybean markets continue to digest growing conditions on both sides of the border. Ontario received 40 per cent to 60 per cent of normal precipitation from June 15 through July 14. Crop conditions have improved after a very wet spring, therefore, most producers are projecting average type yields. Our contacts in Ontario believe […] Read more

Brazilian soybean harvest is currently ahead of last year’s pace.

Canada in China’s soybean market penalty box

Ontario corn exports continue to be strong, likely meaning tight supplies in the province

Over the past two weeks, Ontario corn and soybean prices have dropped 15 to 20 cents per bushel for both old and new crop positions. Soft and hard red winter wheat prices are down 35 to 50 cents per bushel. Grain and oilseed futures are functioning to encourage demand through lower prices. Wheat futures are […] Read more

Corn carryover in Ontario is down because of strong export sales.

USDA report sends downward market signals for corn, soybeans

With no movement on the China-U.S. trade dispute, volatility will remain in the markets

The World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates issued by the United States Department of Agriculture Feb. 8 was considered bearish for soybean and corn markets. U.S. winter wheat acreage came in below expectations on the USDA acreage survey. South American corn and soybean crops are developing under favourable conditions. Compared to late January, Ontario old […] Read more

Most soybeans are harvested in Ontario, although some remain in the field.

Soybean, corn harvests finally near completion

Trade disruptions will continue to reverberate through the world into next year

Over the past couple weeks, limited harvest progress has occurred in Ontario due to adverse weather. Soybean harvest progress was estimated at 93 per cent complete as of Dec. 1; farmers had about 75 per cent of the corn crop in storage. Farmers have been active sellers of corn and soybeans, which has tempered the […] Read more


Corn has sat in Ontario fields during regular November rains.

Weather makes for different corn harvest conditions in Ontario and the U.S.

American farmers are close to finished corn harvest, compared to Ontario farmers waiting for clearer weather

Adverse rains have hindered harvest progress across Ontario. Farmers have harvested approximately 75 per cent of the soybeans and 25 per cent of the corn. Yield reports are slightly higher than expected and total production will likely finish above the recent Statistics Canada estimates. Vomitoxin appears to be quite prevalent on the early corn samples […] Read more

The U.S. government has implemented policies supportive of corn, but not of soybean prices.

China-U.S. trade dispute likely to drag on, affecting price

U.S. ethanol policy change could increase demand by two billion bushels

Ontario farmers have harvested 60 per cent of the soybeans and 25 per cent of the corn as of Oct. 21. American farmers have combined 49 per cent of the corn and 53 per cent of the soybeans. The seven- to 10-day forecast calls for seasonal temperatures with limited precipitation, which should allow producers to […] Read more

Choppy corn and soy markets expected

CNS Canada – Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) soybean contracts could see some action this week as the November contract near expiry. The corn contracts could also be hopping around during the week. “We’re getting some pressure in these markets because of the harvest pace that’s going on for the U.S. producer. So farmers are […] Read more


Farmers have been hard-pressed to find dry enough days to harvest soybeans in Ontario.

Rain continues to hamper North American harvest

Tariff war has implications on how U.S. farmers usually sell their crop

Ontario farmers have harvested 25 per cent of the soybeans and 15 per cent of the corn as of Oct. 7. Harvest selling pressure along with the stronger Canadian dollar has weighed on the corn and wheat markets. However, Canadian soybean prices are holding value due to strong Chinese demand. Quick look Soybeans: Ontario market […] Read more

Some soybeans have been harvested in Ontario, but recent rains have stalled progress.

Trade war between U.S. and China continues to alter trade flows

China is buying from Argentina and Argentina is buying from the U.S.

Ontario grain and oilseed markets have traded in a sideways range over the past couple weeks. Farmers in Ontario have harvested about eight per cent of the soybean crop while the corn harvest will begin in a couple weeks. The Ontario forecast looks variable over the next week. Quick look Soybeans: Market structure favours China […] Read more