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Pulse weekly outlook: Yellow peas selling at a premium

Local fractionation markets competitive

MarketsFarm –– Last summer’s lacklustre pea harvest in Western Canada has helped raise prices, but none more so than those of yellow peas. Yellow peas were trading at a high-delivered bid of $17.50 per bushel, according to Prairie Ag Hotwire data from Monday, up $1.50 from the same time last month and $9.50 from the […] Read more


ICE January 2022 canola (candlesticks) with Bollinger bands (20,2). (Barchart)

ICE weekly outlook: Canola still rangebound

Selling pressure seen from U.S. soy

MarketsFarm — ICE Futures canola contracts held rangebound during the week ended Wednesday, climbing to their strongest levels in two months at one point before running into resistance and retreating to trade well off those highs. “We’re still stuck in a trading range,” said Keith Ferley of RBC Dominion Securities in Winnipeg. Activity in outside […] Read more

CBOT December 2021 oats (candlesticks) with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages (yellow, orange and dark green lines). (Barchart)

CBOT oats climb on supply woes

Prairie drought eats at availability

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Board of Trade December oats futures climbed their daily maximum of 25 cents per bushel on Wednesday, nearing a 7-1/2 hear high, after drought slashed supplies from top global supplier Canada at a time of robust demand for the grain, traders said. The December oats contract surged 25 cents to […] Read more


ICE November 2021 canola (candlesticks) with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages (yellow, green and black lines). (Barchart)

ICE weekly outlook: Canola waiting on fresh news

MarketsFarm — The ICE Futures canola market held rangebound during the week ended Wednesday, looking for some direction. “None of these markets are flashing any strong signals that there’s much going on… they’re waiting for fresh news and there isn’t much around right now,” said Ken Ball of PI Financial in Winnipeg. While uncertainty over […] Read more

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China to release potash reserves

Move said to be intended to ensure supply, stabilize prices

Beijing | Reuters –– China’s state planner on Wednesday said the government would take measures to keep supply and prices of fertilizers stable, including releasing potash fertilizer reserves and ensuring imports reach farmers as it looks to bolster food security. The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said it was one of 13 government departments […] Read more


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Interview: Counting crops in advance

Reviewing the latest from StatsCan and USDA

Statistics Canada on Tuesday released new model-based estimates for the country’s principal field crops, projecting “substantial” yield declines for most of the major crops grown in Canada, due mainly to drought conditions across much of Western Canada during much of the growing season. The previous Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its latest world […] Read more



ICE November 2021 canola (candlesticks) with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages (yellow, green and black lines) and CBOT October 2021 soyoil (blue line, left column). (Barchart)

ICE weekly outlook: Canola futures slide, cash prices might not follow

Weakness seen ongoing in soy complex

MarketsFarm — If the October soyoil contract on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) falls to 55 U.S. cents/lb., it’s likely ICE Futures canola will drop to around $850 per tonne, according to analyst Errol Anderson of ProMarket Communications in Calgary. ICE November canola closed Wednesday at $890.80 per tonne, giving up $10.80 since the […] Read more

Farmer and Grainews columnist Toban Dyck inspects wheat on July 6, 2021 near Winkler, Man., where hot and dry weather has led to thin, uneven stands. (Photo: Reuters/Rod Nickel)

StatsCan confirms Canada’s crop production down in 2021

Corn expected to be lone exception

MarketsFarm — Production of most of Canada’s major grain, oilseed and pulse crops was down substantially in 2021-22, as drought conditions across the Prairies cut into yields, according to preliminary estimates released Monday by Statistics Canada. Of the major crops, only corn was expected to see a slight increase in production on the year as […] Read more