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Category: Markets

Elevators working in reverse as Alberta cattle feeders face increasingly desperate feed shortage

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January 20, 2022

Corn imports into Western Canada from the U.S. have risen dramatically following the 2021 drought, but cattle feeders in Alberta say unpredictable...Read more »

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South Korea ends ban on Canadian beef

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January 19, 2022

South Korea has announced it will end its almost month-long ban on buying Canadian beef. The ban lasted almost one month, after an atypical case of...Read more »

Poll: Is Canada’s inflation rate actually higher than reported?

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January 15, 2022

It’s widely speculated that the Bank of Canada is set to increase its interest rate beginning later this month, and likely will do so more than a...Read more »

No surprise: Inflation tops the list for trends to watch in 2022

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January 13, 2022

One of the conversations in the first few weeks of the new year often ask the question “What should I be paying attention to?” Farm Credit Canada...Read more »

Pandemic impact has hit middle class differently across the globe

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January 13, 2022

There might be some assumptions about what the impact of the ongoing pandemic has been on the global middle class and there might also be the...Read more »

Higher corn ending stocks, but no major surprises in January USDA report

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January 12, 2022

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says domestic corn supplies might be slightly larger than what the trade thought, but there were no major...Read more »

Soybean crush plant planned for west of Fargo, North Dakota

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December 24, 2021

Plans have been unveiled for another soybean crush plant in the Northern Plains. CGB Enterprises and Minnesota Soybean Processors say they have...Read more »

Keep an eye on the U.S. grain balance sheet as the new year begins

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December 23, 2021

When it comes to talking about markets, we focus on the uncertainties; things we don’t know. However, sometimes we need to focus on what we do...Read more »

Beef Market Update: A look back at 2021 cattle markets

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December 17, 2021

We don’t have to say it twice: it’s been a frustrating year for many involved in the cattle community. As Anne Wasko of the Gateway Livestock...Read more »

“The damage has already been done,” says Alberta fertilizer analyst

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December 17, 2021

It’s a surprise to only a few at this point to hear we’re currently at a 20-year high in the fertilizer markets. The reasoning comes from a...Read more »

Full employment, the Bank of Canada’s mandate, and rising inflation: an economic outlook

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December 16, 2021

The economic state of affairs for Canada right now is an interesting mix of rising prices, decreasing unemployment, and strong demand for export...Read more »

StatsCan estimates canola production at 12.6 million tonnes in final estimate for ’21

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December 3, 2021

Not that this anecdote means anything to the markets, but Canadian farmers grew more corn than canola in 2021, thanks to record corn yields in...Read more »

Beef Market Update: The tide has turned for wholesale, packing plants need to keep the foot on the gas

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December 3, 2021

In this week’s Beef Market Update, Anne Wasko of the Gateway Livestock Exchange breaks down the beef markets, including what’s going on in the...Read more »

Producers may be well-positioned to invest, even in the face of inflation

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November 30, 2021

Turn on Bloomberg, CNBC, or Fox News and just about every mainstream news outlet is talking about inflation. But how worried should farmers or...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Exports up, imports down, and leverage moves towards the feeder

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November 13, 2021

The temperatures may be headed downwards and winter is on its way, but beef cattle prices aren’t going to be following that trend. “We’ve had...Read more »