ICE January 2022 canola (candlesticks) with Bollinger bands (20,2). (Barchart)

ICE weekly outlook: Canola still rangebound

Selling pressure seen from U.S. soy

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — ICE Futures canola contracts held rangebound during the week ended Wednesday, climbing to their strongest levels in two months at one point before running into resistance and retreating to trade well off those highs. “We’re still stuck in a trading range,” said Keith Ferley of RBC Dominion Securities in Winnipeg. Activity in outside […] Read more

CBOT December 2021 oats (candlesticks) with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages (yellow, orange and dark green lines). (Barchart)

CBOT oats climb on supply woes

Prairie drought eats at availability

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Board of Trade December oats futures climbed their daily maximum of 25 cents per bushel on Wednesday, nearing a 7-1/2 hear high, after drought slashed supplies from top global supplier Canada at a time of robust demand for the grain, traders said. The December oats contract surged 25 cents to […] Read more

ICE November 2021 canola (candlesticks) with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages (yellow, green and black lines). (Barchart)

ICE weekly outlook: Canola waiting on fresh news

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — The ICE Futures canola market held rangebound during the week ended Wednesday, looking for some direction. “None of these markets are flashing any strong signals that there’s much going on… they’re waiting for fresh news and there isn’t much around right now,” said Ken Ball of PI Financial in Winnipeg. While uncertainty over […] Read more

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China to release potash reserves

Move said to be intended to ensure supply, stabilize prices

Reading Time: 2 minutes Beijing | Reuters –– China’s state planner on Wednesday said the government would take measures to keep supply and prices of fertilizers stable, including releasing potash fertilizer reserves and ensuring imports reach farmers as it looks to bolster food security. The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said it was one of 13 government departments […] Read more

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Interview: Counting crops in advance

Reviewing the latest from StatsCan and USDA

Reading Time: < 1 minute Statistics Canada on Tuesday released new model-based estimates for the country’s principal field crops, projecting “substantial” yield declines for most of the major crops grown in Canada, due mainly to drought conditions across much of Western Canada during much of the growing season. The previous Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its latest world […] Read more


When the mainstream media is reporting about high crop prices, it’s likely a sign that the top of the market has been reached.

Markets education started at the farm

A global lens on crops is critical for profitable marketing decisions

Reading Time: 5 minutes I’ve been writing the Farmtario market column for some time and have enjoyed the feedback from farmers and industry representatives. Every year has a specific set of challenges. No two years are the same, although we often compare weather to a specific year in the past. This is the main factor that makes commodity analysis […] Read more

Cattle futures are up because the market is looking at the smaller U.S. and Canadian cow herds and lower feed supply.

Hot U.S. beef market set to cool off

Analysts expect prices to decline but eventually level off at values higher than what were seen before the pandemic

Reading Time: 3 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – The American beef market is declining and likely to work lower after a spring of phenomenal demand, says an analyst. Rob Murphy, executive vice-president at J.S. Ferraro, said the market is backing off toward normal. Why it matters: Packing plants have been the big winners as the retail price of beef rose […] Read more



ICE November 2021 canola (candlesticks) with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages (yellow, green and black lines) and CBOT October 2021 soyoil (blue line, left column). (Barchart)

ICE weekly outlook: Canola futures slide, cash prices might not follow

Weakness seen ongoing in soy complex

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — If the October soyoil contract on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) falls to 55 U.S. cents/lb., it’s likely ICE Futures canola will drop to around $850 per tonne, according to analyst Errol Anderson of ProMarket Communications in Calgary. ICE November canola closed Wednesday at $890.80 per tonne, giving up $10.80 since the […] Read more

Farmer and Grainews columnist Toban Dyck inspects wheat on July 6, 2021 near Winkler, Man., where hot and dry weather has led to thin, uneven stands. (Photo: Reuters/Rod Nickel)

StatsCan confirms Canada’s crop production down in 2021

Corn expected to be lone exception

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Production of most of Canada’s major grain, oilseed and pulse crops was down substantially in 2021-22, as drought conditions across the Prairies cut into yields, according to preliminary estimates released Monday by Statistics Canada. Of the major crops, only corn was expected to see a slight increase in production on the year as […] Read more