Category: Markets

Beef Market Update: Lower cash trade and loonie, but strong exports

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 16, 2018

Through the spring of 2018, we have talked about several common themes for the cattle markets that impact the fundamentals of this market. Even...Read more »

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Canola and soybean divergence — one is flat and the other is a falling knife

By: Shaun Haney

June 15, 2018

In a week that featured multiple major commodity market stories, the oilseed complex faced several variables pushing soybeans and canola in opposite...Read more »

Protectionist policies slap grain markets around

By: Brennan Turner

June 15, 2018

(source: United Soybean Board)

Grain markets had a very rough week heading into the middle of June, surrounded by trade uncertainty and positive crop conditions. In fact, forget...Read more »

Weather and geopolitical risk —This week in the grain markets

By: Brennan Turner

June 9, 2018

Except for wheat, grain markets this week trended mostly lower. The oilseed complex saw a significant sell-off as the start to the U.S. growing...Read more »

Beef Market Update – Strong beef demand, lower carcass weights, and the wall

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 3, 2018

It has been a busy week in the cattle markets, as Canada and the United States are on the brink of a trade war that we would not have imagined a year...Read more »

Trade war rhetoric — This week in the grain markets

By: Brennan Turner

June 1, 2018

After just a one-week break, grain markets were again plagued by geopolitical risk with the phrase “trade war” hitting the headlines everywhere....Read more »

China steps up purchases of peas in India’s absence

By: Kelvin Heppner

May 29, 2018

With India closing its border to pulse imports late last year, China is seizing the opportunity to buy competitively-priced protein and ramping up...Read more »

U.S. cattle on feed numbers up 5% from a year ago, in line with expectations

By: Shaun Haney

May 27, 2018

USDA’s cattle on feed report, released on Friday, provided little drama as the numbers fell closely in line with expectations. Due to the Memorial...Read more »

Soybean shuffles and canola climbs — This week in the grain markets

By: Brennan Turner

May 26, 2018

Grain markets were mostly higher this week in a risk-off sort of mood thanks to a relaxed tone of the trade war narrative we’ve been hearing, as...Read more »

China set to buy 40% more U.S. farm products…or will they?

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 24, 2018

In a relatively short period of time the potential U.S./China trade war has shifted to becoming a “trade truce.” In potentially very good news...Read more »

This week, grain markets say “meh” to plant ’18

By: Brennan Turner

May 19, 2018

So, how about that late start to the #plant18 campaign? Recent crop reports suggest it doesn’t really exist. In the U.S., planting caught up to the...Read more »

Brushing off the WASDE report — This week in the grain markets

By: Brennan Turner

May 11, 2018

Grain markets ended mostly in the red this week as the market dealt with some full-tilt planting progress and a few reports. There were some bullish...Read more »

WASDE report shows bullish signs but market reacts cautiously…so far

By: Shaun Haney

May 10, 2018

Farmers across North America have been looking for an opportunity to experience higher prices for grain commodities. The USDA’s May WASDE report,...Read more »

Trimble shifts services for Agri-Trend network, with focus on digital platform

By: Kelvin Heppner

May 8, 2018

Two-and-a-half years after acquiring Red Deer-based farm consulting company Agri-Trend, Trimble is changing the way it works with the independent...Read more »

Canadians paying for pipeline constraints at the pump, says fuel market analyst

By: Kelvin Heppner

May 7, 2018

The last time gasoline prices across Canada were where they are today, averaging around $1.33/litre, was in July 2014, when the price of oil was...Read more »