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U.S. grains: Corn, soy, wheat end lower

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn and soybean futures ticked lower on Monday, pressured by broad declines in commodity and equity markets as well as improving forecasts for South American crop weather, traders said. Wheat followed the weaker trend. Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) March corn futures settled down 1/2 cent at $3.79-3/4 per bushel […] Read more

U.S. grains: Wheat, soy fall on firmer dollar, rains

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. grains and oilseed futures fell on Wednesday, pressured by broad selling in commodities and equities as a firmer dollar prompted worries about export prospects for U.S. supplies, traders and analysts said. Wheat prices notched some of the biggest declines among agricultural products, dropping after rising slightly during the previous session. […] Read more

Dwindling diesel supplies could boost price

CNS Canada — Strong global demand and a looming North American harvest could send diesel prices higher in coming months. According to one energy analyst in Chicago, farmers may want to buy some fuel before prices get too high. “We’re telling our people to hedge some of your exposure, because we do think that, barring […] Read more

Crude oil bearishness seeps into canola market

CNS Canada — The falling price of crude oil is a bearish force weighing on many agricultural commodities, including canola, according to a Prairie market analyst. “Crude oil has been a driver of this weakness,” said Errol Anderson, president of ProMarket Communications in Calgary. In the past month, crude oil dropped roughly US$9 per barrel […] Read more

Prairie grain freight cost index to rise with fuel prices

An “expected sharp rise” in fuel costs in 2017 compared to 2016 may help raise the cap on how much money Canada’s big two railways can charge to move Prairie grain in 2017-18. The Canadian Transportation Agency — the tribunal which, among its other duties, sets the annual maximum revenue entitlements (MREs) on Prairie grain […] Read more