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Category: Markets

Beef Market Update: Cash markets hold steady on both sides of the border

By: RealAgriculture Livestock Team

October 15, 2021

There’s a lot happening in the cattle markets as we hit mid-October (?!) already. Anne Wasko, of the Gateway Livestock Exchange, says the markets...Read more »

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High oil prices, global bottlenecks driving up the price of fuel

By: Kara Oosterhuis

October 15, 2021

If you’ve had to go fill your fuel tank recently you’ve likely noticed a significant cost run-up. Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at...Read more »

Bearish soybeans, bullish wheat — a look at the USDA’s October estimates

By: RealAgriculture Market Team

October 12, 2021

U.S. soybean yields and ending stocks will be larger than the trade was expecting, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s October...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Fewer lean hogs, strong demand, and a futures pull back

By: RealAgriculture Livestock Team

October 1, 2021

How many calves are left for the fall run? The answer could be more than usual; however, with the dry conditions in 2021, it’s also possible the...Read more »

As fertilizer prices flirt with 2008 highs, it’s time to talk to your supplier

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 29, 2021

It wouldn’t be 2021 if a product shortage wasn’t yet again making headlines. This time, it’s fertilizer — phosphorus, to be exact, as China...Read more »

Feedlot placements increase by 2 per cent in September Cattle on Feed report

By: Kara Oosterhuis

September 25, 2021

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released it’s September 1 Cattle on Feed report Friday afternoon. According to the report,...Read more »

Concerns for 2022: commodity prices down, or input prices up?

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 18, 2021

What are the risks for the 2022 crop? Weather, of course, is always a factor, but what about the markets? What if we can compared the risks of the...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Market reacts quickly to JBS fire

By: RealAgriculture Livestock Team

September 17, 2021

This week was a bit of a wild ride in the markets following the JBS fire that occured in Granville Island, Nebraska. The plant — that has the...Read more »

China asks to join trade deal originally intended to counter China’s economic clout

By: Kelvin Heppner

September 17, 2021

China has formally requested to join the trade deal that was originally intended to limit China’s influence in the global economy. Canada and 10...Read more »

No big surprises in September WASDE report

By: RealAgriculture Market Team

September 10, 2021

Surprises were few and far between in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s September World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE)...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Year-to-date domestic slaughter numbers up 12 per cent

By: RealAgriculture Livestock Team

September 3, 2021

As Anne Wasko, of the Gateway Livestock Exchange puts it, here in Canada “cattle slaughter has been outstanding.” Following some really good...Read more »

WGEA will not step in between farmers and elevators on admin fees, penalties

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 1, 2021

The Western Grain Elevator Association (WGEA) is responding to a request by Saskatchewan farm groups to intervene on producers’ behalf regarding...Read more »

The year’s wild ride in prices could pressure farmers to change how they market in 2022

By: RealAgriculture Market Team

August 28, 2021

When we think about how farmers market their crop, there are two significant events that have occurred in 2021 that may drive people to think a...Read more »

How markets behave: making sense of futures and non-futures traded crops

By: RealAgriculture Market Team

August 27, 2021

Many crops grown in Canada are traded on an active futures market: corn, soybeans, canola, and wheat being the most common. But plenty of other crops...Read more »

Drought reflected in Ag Canada’s August production estimates

By: Kara Oosterhuis

August 26, 2021

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) has updated its forecast for this year’s crop, reflecting the impact of drought in Western Canada in its...Read more »