CBOT July 2021 corn with Bollinger (20,2) bands. (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Soy futures top $16 for first time since 2012

Chicago corn, wheat also end higher

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Benchmark U.S. soybean futures jumped above US$16 a bushel on Tuesday for the first time since 2012 as traders focused on tightening feed grain supplies and dry weather in Brazil’s corn belt, traders said. Corn and wheat futures also posted sharp gains, with nearby contracts leading the way up. A weaker […] Read more

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

U.S. grains: Corn, soy, wheat dip ahead of WASDE

Market eyes U.S. supply-demand reports for price direction

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago corn futures fell on Monday, pausing after rallying to eight-year highs last week, with traders focusing on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s upcoming world supply-demand (WASDE) report for new price direction. Wheat dipped, supported by beneficial rains across the U.S. Great Plains, while soybeans traded mixed on continued tight supplies. […] Read more


ICE July 2021 canola (candlesticks) with Bollinger (20,2) bands and November 2021 canola (black line). (Barchart)

ICE weekly outlook: Canola’s uptrend intact for now

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — The ICE Futures canola market continued its months-long upward trajectory during the week ended Wednesday, hitting fresh contract highs in many months as tight old-crop supplies and weather uncertainty for the new crop kept speculators on the buy side. While selling was starting to come forward to temper gains in the new-crop months, […] Read more

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Editorial: Inflation worries

Gen Xers have enjoyed the stability the economic system has given them

Reading Time: 3 minutes I’ve been lucky to have spent most of my adult life in very stable economic times. Interest rates have been low and steady. Global trade and economic growth have been measured and predictable. Governments mostly spent within their means. Then the pandemic roiled trading systems, supply chains and supply and demand and that’s made me […] Read more


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

ICE weekly outlook: Challenging crop year ahead for canola

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — With declines in canola following Statistics Canada’s bullish-leaning projections for acres, it’s becoming more difficult to determine which way prices will trend in coming weeks and months. “Where are prices going to go? In any given year that’s challenging, especially in this year,” said David Derwin, analyst for PI Financial in Winnipeg. “That […] Read more

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StatsCan’s projected canola area on low side of expectations

Wheat acres expected lower, barley up

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — As the market grapples with new planting projections from Statistics Canada, one thing was abundantly clear to MarketsFarm Pro analyst Mike Jubinville: this canola forecast isn’t enough to rectify tight ending stocks. In StatsCan’s survey-based principal field crop areas report, released Tuesday, the federal agency pegged canola acres for 2021-22 at 21.53 million, […] Read more

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More canola, less wheat expected ahead of StatsCan report

'Returns per acre are just so much stronger'

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Canadian farmers are seen as likely to plant more canola and barley and less wheat this spring, as market participants await the first survey-based estimates from Statistics Canada on Tuesday to confirm the extent of that shift. “Canola will gain acres and wheat will lose acres,” said MarketsFarm Pro analyst Mike Jubinville, pointing […] Read more


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Feed weekly outlook: Prices taper off ahead of report

Feedlots 'not eating as much grain'

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — While prices for feed wheat and feed barley in Western Canada remain substantially higher than one year ago, the past month has seen slight declines. As of Wednesday, high-delivered bids for feed wheat were at least $7.25 per bushel, more than $1.50 higher than last year according to Prairie Ag Hotwire. However, over […] Read more

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More flax expected in 2021

More acres predicted, but how many more?

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Flax prices in Western Canada have remained strong and are down little off their recent highs, according to Scott Shiels of Grain Millers Canada Corp. at Yorkton, Sask. Shiels believes those good prices will lead producers to plant more acres of flax this spring — but not the 22 per cent hike to […] Read more