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Category: Markets

Canola School – Canola Market Analysis – Jon Driedger, Farmlink Marketing Solutions

By: Shaun Haney

August 17, 2011

Demand for canola from crushers has remained strong throughout the summer months, stocks are tight and exports are good. That being said, harvest is...Read more »

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Can the Canadian Beef Industry Remain Competitive? – J.P. Gervais, Farm Credit Canada

By: Shaun Haney

August 12, 2011

Rising feed prices, expensive oil and a high dollar have made it a difficult time to feed cattle. You can add to that the continued instability in...Read more »

The Canadian Economic Outlook – Glen Hodgson, Conference Board of Canada

By: Shaun Haney

August 12, 2011

The road to economic recovery in Canada is delicate. Growth has been moderate at best, with events around the world adding to that fragility daily....Read more »

The Impact of Unseeded Acres on Commodity Prices – Brenda Tjaden Lepp – Farmlink Marketing

By: Shaun Haney

June 16, 2011

There have been a lot of numbers bounced around when it comes to total unseeded acres across the prairies. If you were to talk to five different...Read more »

Lower Yield and Lower Acres Provide Buoyancy to the Corn Market – Moe Agostino

By: Shaun Haney

June 8, 2011

Corn drives the agriculture commodity complex which provides great coffee shop and water cooler fodder.  Demand for corn has been strong and...Read more »

Canola School – How Much Higher Can Canola Go? – Jonathon Driedger

By: Shaun Haney

June 5, 2011

Does the canola market have room to climb further? Supply seems to be one of the main factors in the bid for a major break through $600/MT . Carry...Read more »

USDA Report Smacks the Market – Jonathan Driedger, FarmLink

By: Shaun Haney

May 13, 2011

This week the USDA report really smacked the commodity market into a downward spiral on Wednesday.  Most people said that the negative reaction...Read more »

When Should You Pre-buy Fertilizer for 2012 – Ken Nyiri – CRU

By: Shaun Haney

April 29, 2011

An important part of profitable farming is controlling input costs. A big part of controlling those costs involves figuring out when to buy. In most...Read more »

Brandon Abel on DDG Movement & Price Outlook

By: Shaun Haney

April 20, 2011

Over the past few years U.S. DDGs have worked their way more and more into Western Canadian livestock rations. The energy value is good, the starch...Read more »

Wheat School- 7 Steps to Analyzing the Wheat Market – John DePutter

By: Shaun Haney

April 14, 2011

For a lot of farmers marketing wheat can be a lot like playing “Let’s Make a Deal”. You pick what’s behind door number one and hope it’s...Read more »

Canadian Dollar and Economic Outlook With David Watt, RBC Capital Markets

By: Shaun Haney

April 14, 2011

The loonie has been on a real run lately, or the U.S. dollar has been in a real slump depending on how you look at it. While the rise of our dollar...Read more »

A Closer Look at the Feb 11/12 PRO’s – Jon Driedger, FarmLink

By: Shaun Haney

March 2, 2011

The new crop PRO’s were released at GrainWorld and the trend still seems to be strong for wheat. In Western Canada wheat acres will be up with the...Read more »

Should We Allow Speculators in the Commodity Futures Market? – Tim Andriesen, CME Group

By: Shaun Haney

February 23, 2011

There has been quite a bit of commentary in the media recently from certain farm groups like the NFU and R-Calf regarding the need to eliminate or...Read more »

Chuck Penner Talks About Lentil Pricing

By: Shaun Haney

January 19, 2011

Its not only a struggle to decide what to grow but also how to price the crop in this volatile pricing market.  With special crops price...Read more »

The Direction of Agriculture Commodities in 2011 – Moe Agostino, Farms.com

By: Shaun Haney

January 4, 2011

Agricultural commodities had a great run in 2010.  One has to wonder though if there is any opportunity for things to reverse downward just like...Read more »