Category: Markets

What’s real, what’s rumoured — This week in the grain markets

By: Brennan Turner

February 17, 2018

USDA photo by Anson Eaglin (Flickr, CC by 2.0)

Grain markets were mostly higher this week as weather premiums continues to whip up some bullish activity. Wheat prices led the grain complex lower...Read more »

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Beef Market Update: Tight supply, strong basis inspire northward migration of feeder cattle

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 10, 2018

Photo: Canada Beef Inc.

Though you may not be able to tell from the last week of quiet trading, it’s been a busy month for the cattle markets. On January 31, the United...Read more »

From Super Bowl to weather forecasts — This week in the grain markets

By: Brennan Turner

February 10, 2018

Grain prices this week were relatively quiet as the complex digested another World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report from the...Read more »

High supply, mixed export numbers: an analysis of the latest WASDE report

By: Matthew Pot

February 8, 2018

Today’s updated World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report was by no means a market mover. But, it does pose some questions for...Read more »

India adds new import surcharge and higher chickpea duty

By: Kelvin Heppner

February 7, 2018

India’s government has made it even more expensive to export products — including pulse crops — into the country. On Tuesday, India announced a...Read more »

Cattlefax predicts strong supply and demand in 2018 as concern over drought rises

By: Shaun Haney

February 5, 2018

One of the highlights of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) meeting every year are the Cattlefax market outlook presentations....Read more »

Dropping profits — This week in the grain markets

By: Brennan Turner

February 3, 2018

Photo: Debra Murphy, 2014

Grain markets this week ended mostly in the red after a stronger performance at the beginning of the week. Traders took profits on the heels of some...Read more »

Oilseed processors dropping weekly crush report

By: Kelvin Heppner

February 2, 2018

It’s going to be harder to find current information on Canadian canola and soybean processor demand going forward. In the “COPA weekly...Read more »

Canadian GDP shows better growth; interest rates may edge higher

By: Shaun Haney

February 1, 2018

(CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Premier of Ontario Photography

Wednesday was a big day for economic news in both Canada and also for our friends south of the border, in the United States. Here at home, the market...Read more »

Market Recap: Record canola acres, pulse crop frustration, and wheat optimism

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 31, 2018

Are you holding out for $10 yellow peas, when you know you’re profitable at $8 per bushel? That’s just one of the gems we’ve mined from this...Read more »

Currency Wars — where is the U.S. dollar really headed?

By: Shaun Haney

January 30, 2018

(CC BY 2.0) Kurtis Garbutt

Last week there were reasons for confusion on what direction the American dollar might take based on White House policy. Most of the confusion last...Read more »

Gains amidst uncertainty — This week in the grain markets

By: Brennan Turner

January 27, 2018

Photo taken at the Lacombe Field Crop Development Centre by Debra Murphy, 2016.

Grain markets this week were mainly trading relative to the headlines, taking cues from the U.S. dollar, free trade agreements, and dryness in both...Read more »

The dilemma with acreage decisions for 2018

By: Kelvin Heppner

January 26, 2018

With adequate supplies of most crops, the grain and oilseed market is not giving Western Canadian farmers a strong signal to plant more of any major...Read more »

Will wheat acres be switched to oats?

By: Kelvin Heppner

January 26, 2018

Oat futures have climbed more than 30 cents a bushel since the start of the new year, raising the question: will more acres switch from wheat to...Read more »

Mustard acres expected to climb by 40 percent

By: Kelvin Heppner

January 26, 2018

(Photo by Dsaikia2015, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

In a winter where most crop markets don’t appear to be trying to buy more acres, mustard prices have been an exception. “For farmers looking for...Read more »