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Prairie cash wheat: Rising loonie cuts into bids

MarketsFarm — Hard red spring wheat bids in Western Canada lost ground during the week ended Thursday, as the bearish influence of a strengthening Canadian dollar more than offset supportive influence from gains in U.S. futures. Average Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS, 13.5 per cent protein) wheat prices were down $5.50-$10 per tonne, according to […] Read more

Pulse weekly outlook: Lack of willing sellers underpins prices

MarketsFarm — Pea and lentil bids in Western Canada are holding relatively steady for the time being, despite anecdotal reports of increased international demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with attention soon shifting to spring seeding. A lack of willing sellers is keeping pulse bids underpinned in Western Canada, according to broker Dale McManus of […] Read more





ICE weekly outlook: Uncertainty, lack of farmer selling lift canola bids

MarketsFarm — Over the last week or so canola prices have been largely supported by two factors, according to Errol Anderson of Pro Market Communications in Calgary. “To some degree it’s still crop uncertainty and growers aren’t selling.” Cash bids have varied widely, he said, while spot premiums have shot up a bit. “That indicates […] Read more




ICE weekly outlook: Canola ‘stuck in neutral’

CNS Canada — ICE Futures Canada canola contracts are lacking any clear direction at the beginning of May, and may stay rangebound through the seeding period. “Canola is stuck in neutral,” said Wayne Palmer, senior market analyst with Agri-Trend Marketing. “We’re at that stage where it’s rangebound, waiting for news, and watching the weather across […] Read more



U.S. livestock: Cash, pork prices send CME hogs higher

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures gained for a second day in a row on Tuesday, strengthened by upward-trending prices for market-ready, or cash, hogs and the morning’s firmer wholesale pork values, said traders. They said October futures led advances after investors actively bought that contract and simultaneously sold deferred months, […] Read more