Category: Grain Markets

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 »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

Would Canada challenge Ted Cruz’s plan to attach RINs to U.S. ethanol exports?

By: Shaun Haney

May 11, 2018

The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is currently the subject of heavy debate in the United States, as President Donald Trump tries to satisfy both the...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 »

Slow seeding jumpstarts prices — This week in the grain markets

By: Brennan Turner

May 4, 2018

Grain prices this week were mostly in the green as the market continues to weigh geopolitical risk versus weather risk (and thus, planting risk). And...Read more »

Corn School: How Ontario stacks up in the corn production world

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

May 4, 2018

Is corn growing greener beyond Ontario boarders? How does corn profitability and cost of production in the province stack up with other growing...Read more »

Behind the scenes of a StatsCan crop report

By: Kelvin Heppner

May 1, 2018

Statistics Canada’s crop reports are often subject to criticism, with analysts, traders and farmers questioning or downplaying the accuracy and...Read more »