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Category: Markets

Hog inventory compounding as processing concerns increase

By: RealAgriculture News Team

April 6, 2020

The fourteen day closure of an Olymel hog plant in Quebec has Ontario pork producers scrambling to find a slaughter destination for their finished...Read more »

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Settling into a new normal — this week in the grain markets

By: Brennan Turner

April 3, 2020

Grain markets closed mostly lower to start April off, as the highs seen last week gave way to some profit-taking and farmer selling. We saw said...Read more »

Olymel invoking force majeure clause; wants out of hog contracts

By: RealAgriculture News Team

April 3, 2020

Olymel has notified pork producers in Ontario who ship to its processing plants in Quebec that it intends to exercise the force majeure clause due to...Read more »

DDG supply shortage already impacting livestock rations and price

By: RealAgriculture News Team

April 2, 2020

The reduction in gasoline usage across North America has put a death grip on ethanol producers. Plants have been scaling back production to try and...Read more »

Flattening the economic loss curve

By: RealAgriculture News Team

April 2, 2020

No one can predict how long the COVID-19 pandemic will last, but a huge focus on social and physical distancing has been effective, at least in part,...Read more »

USDA prospective planting report suggests a whopping 96+ million corn acres

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 31, 2020

Many industries are struggling to cope with COVID-19, but in agriculture farmers still have to plant. Today (March 31, 2020) the United States...Read more »

Grain markets gain for the second straight week – this week in the grain markets

By: Brennan Turner

March 28, 2020

Grain markets found green again to end the last full trading week of March as capital inflows into the space and demand for essential foodstuffs...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Volatility, optimism, and the murky waters of what lies ahead for demand

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 27, 2020

Just two short weeks ago, no one was really sure what was ahead for the COVID-19 virus lockdown and social distancing — but now cities are ghost...Read more »

Left on the Desk, March 28: Oil prices, unemployment, city lockdowns, and clothes for science lovers

By: Shaun Haney

March 27, 2020

We are just ending Q1 of 2020 and it is already a year to remember for generations. As we attempt to deal with COVID-19, governments are also trying...Read more »

The Bank of Canada drops key rate to 0.25%

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 27, 2020

On Friday (March 27), the Bank of Canada initiated an emergency key rate cut of 50 bps to 0.25% in an attempt to defend the economy against the...Read more »

Cuts to ethanol production weigh heavily on corn market

By: Shaun Haney

March 27, 2020

Whether it is the drop in oil prices due to a major spat between Russia and Saudi Arabia or the COVID-19 outbreak, the ethanol industry is dealing...Read more »

Pricing diesel in a falling market

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 24, 2020

If you don’t have diesel pre-purchased yet, when do you pull the trigger? In light of the current demand situation — hey there, global pandemic...Read more »

Grain markets earn silver lining — this week in the grain markets

By: Brennan Turner

March 20, 2020

Grain markets were mixed to end the third week of March with oilseeds and wheat finding strong gains near its end while corn and oats couldn’t...Read more »

ADM says all eyes are on the U.S. river system when it comes to fertilizer market moves and prices

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 18, 2020

It seems like with the current state of the world, no one is short on questions; and fertilizer supply is no exception. Mike Lowery, Canadian sales...Read more »

Ag commodities become an attractive buy during stock market sell-off

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 16, 2020

While the COVID-19 pandemic is unlike anything in modern-day history, commodity markets are — perhaps surprisingly — adjusting and adapting to...Read more »