U.S. grains: Soy futures firm to highest since 2016

CBOT corn hits 14-1/2-month high; wheat 'was down all day'

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures firmed on Thursday, hitting their highest in more than four years, with traders citing gains in the cash market and strong export demand for U.S. supplies as supportive factors. A fast export pace also underpinned the corn market while wheat futures eased on technical selling […] Read more

Tar spot found in Ontario Sept. 21.

What tar spot’s arrival means for Ontario

Cases identified in Lambton and Chatham-Kent, but impact insignificant overall

Reading Time: 3 minutes Tar spot, a pathogen affecting corn, has moved into Ontario, after five years of international attention. Tar spot can cause significant yield losses if left unchecked. The problem does not now appear to be widespread. Why it matters: Evidence from the United States indicates tar spot can depress corn yields by 20 to 60 bushels […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn, soy rise on export hopes

Wheat futures dip on profit taking

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Board of Trade corn and soybean futures rose on Wednesday, as concerns about dry conditions in key global production areas of South America boosted export prospects for both U.S. commodities. Strength in the cash market also supported gains in corn and soybean futures, traders said. CBOT soft red winter wheat […] Read more

Wireworms a target for first Group 30 insecticide in Canada

BASF picks up registration for two broflanilide products

Reading Time: 2 minutes The list of insecticides cleared for use in Canadian crops now includes its first Group 30 chemistry, as BASF makes plans to launch it in new wireworm control products next year. BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions on Monday announced approval from Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) for broflanilide, a GABA-gated chloride channel allosteric modulator. […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soybeans, corn rise on exports

CBOT December wheat extends rally

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn and soybean futures rose on Tuesday on strong export demand while wheat firmed on concerns that dry weather could limit global production, traders said. Soybean futures rose one per cent, with traders shrugging off some much-needed rain in Brazil due to the strong pace of overseas buying. “The grains […] Read more


U.S. grains: Dry soils push Chicago wheat higher

CBOT corn, soy futures also rise

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat futures firmed on Monday, hitting almost six-year highs, on concerns about dry conditions across key global growing areas, traders said. But gains were limited as investors stood by after prices have rallied 8.6 per cent so far this month. “The market is just […] Read more

Harvest progress buoys farmer optimism

The 2020 harvest is a welcome departure from the two previous years

Reading Time: 4 minutes Ontario’s 2020 harvest is a pleasant anomaly in a year of uncertainty and disruption. Farmers in fact are cautiously optimistic based on progress so far with a harvest that’s shaping up to be earlier and easier than the past few years. A week of rain in mid-October is putting some dampers on what had been […] Read more

The speed of corn dry down has been variable in Ontario, based on planting date.

Corn basis under pressure with strong harvest yields

Soy prices continue to be buoyed by global factors

Reading Time: 6 minutes The Ontario corn and soybean harvests are well underway and yield reports confirm earlier crop estimates from the trade. We’re not hearing of any major fusarium or disease issues. Quick look Soybeans: Soybeans appear competitive in European markets for the rest of the year. Corn: Ontario yield coming in better than expected. Wheat: Increased wheat […] Read more


U.S. grains: CBOT wheat hits 2014 high on global crop concerns

Soybean futures retreat from gains

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures surged to their highest prices in nearly six years on Friday as dry weather in key growing regions around the world fueled supply concerns. Corn futures ended lower, after touching a 14-month high on prospects for hefty sales to China, and soybeans also slumped. Traders are keeping a […] Read more

Feed weekly outlook: Demand keeps Canadian barley well supported

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Solid demand continues to keep feed barley bids in Western Canada well supported, as end-users work to secure supplies in anticipation of tightening stocks going forward. “Competition for barley is coming from every which direction: grain companies exporting barley, feedlots trying to cover barley, and grain companies trying to cover feedlots,” said Jim […] Read more