Early planted corn is just emerging in Ontario.

Brazilian currency drop, China purchase of U.S. soy weighs on Ontario demand

Ethanol production increases again as global economy slowly improves

Reading Time: 6 minutes Ontario farmers had planted 75 per cent of the corn crop and approximately 48 per cent of the soybean crop as of May 17. Over the past 30 days, the Ontario crop region has received less than 60 per cent of normal precipitation and temperatures have been five to 10 degrees Celsius below normal. While […] Read more

Ontario soybean acres are expected to be about the same as the five-year average.

More U.S.-China trade spats could hit crop prices

North American crop planting is ahead of normal

Reading Time: 6 minutes We estimate that Ontario farmers will have planted 50 per cent of their corn and 10 per cent of their soybeans by May 10. The crop planting pace is in line with the average planting dates for Ontario. Quick look Soybeans: Three million acres of soys in Ontario is about the same as the five-year […] Read more

In the near term, Ontario wheat is trading at a premium, but that could change with new crop wheat closer to harvest.

South American new crop weighs on global markets

Ethanol plant closures in U.S. reduce demand for corn

Reading Time: 5 minutes World corn and soybean markets are under pressure due to favourable spring weather in the United States and strong competition from South America for export business. Weaker energy prices are also weighing on row crops. Quick look Soybeans: Ontario soybean crop is expected to drop by 100,000 acres. Corn: U.S. corn carryout is expected to […] Read more

Grain price slump attracts bargain-hunting by importers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Hamburg | Reuters — The collapse in grain prices caused by concern about the global impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus has generated some bargain-buying by importing countries, traders said on Tuesday. But they said the extent was still limited and there were no signs importers were making especially large purchases to expand stocks. “We are […] Read more

Most soybeans in the province are reaching maturity and harvest is well underway in many areas.

U.S. crop fundamentals change as harvest arrives

A reduction in supply as of early September has improved crop prices

Reading Time: 5 minutes Above normal temperatures over the past month have accelerated development for corn and soybeans. We estimate that 60 per cent of the Ontario soybean crop was dropping leaves and 30 per cent of the corn was mature as of Oct. 7. The seven- to 10-day forecast looks favourable, which should allow the corn and soybean […] Read more


The meat market may not have yet realized how big the African swine fever impact will be in China, and the United States corn crop is treading deeper into trouble.

Analysts predict wild ride in meat, grain markets

‘We’ve never experienced a year like this,’ say analysts about the pork, corn market

Reading Time: 2 minutes Buckle your seatbelts and get ready for a wild ride in meat and grain markets in coming months, analysts told the Global Hog Industry Virtual Conference. The meat market may not have yet realized how big the African swine fever impact will be in China, and the United States corn crop is treading deeper into […] Read more

Corn plants are up across the province, but some plants are struggling with the cool, wet planting conditions.

Weather effects could have large impact on U.S. crop levels and carryout

Fewer planted acres of corn will have an effect on other crop supplies and pricing

Reading Time: 5 minutes Ontario has received 115 per cent to 150 per cent of normal precipitation over the past 30 days; rainfall in the northern counties has been greater than 150 per cent of normal. Despite the excessive moisture, a four to five-day window during the middle of June allowed Ontario farmers to make significant planting progress. We […] Read more

Corn harvest in Argentina is underway and yields look better than expected.

Grain prices show decline with little reason to reverse direction

Corn, soybeans and wheat all have negative forecasts entering the growing season

Reading Time: 5 minutes Central Canada has received average to above-average precipitation over the past 30 days providing sufficient moisture for planting and early crop development. The macro situation for Ontario grain prices is somewhat bearish moving forward. Grain and oilseed futures continue to grind lower due to favourable harvest conditions in South America. Much of U.S. received above-normal […] Read more


Feed weekly outlook: Spring weather may swing Prairie feed markets

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm — Weather conditions have the potential to swing feed grain markets in Western Canada over the next few weeks, although prices generally remain steady for the time being. “Spring is here, and as the snow melts it creates mud, road bans and all that lovely stuff,” said Brandon Motz of CorNine Commodities in Lacombe, […] Read more

Brazilian soybean shipments continue to be competitive in China. Some Canadian shipments are being delayed.

Chinese demand for Canadian soybeans goes quiet

Traders are connecting Canada’s arrest of a Huawei employee with the slower demand

Reading Time: 4 minutes Compared to two weeks ago, Ontario grain and oilseed prices are relatively unchanged for old crop delivery positions. However, new crop prices are unchanged to slightly lower. Seasonally, farmer selling tends to increase in January while export demand moves through a slower period. Argentina corn and soybean crops have experienced favourable weather; however, Brazilian soybean […] Read more