Crop Week Market Panel: Winter Selling Opportunities, Acreage Expectations, and the Evolution of Grain Marketing

Brennan Turner, John Duvenaud and Dwight Nichol — market panelists at Crop Production Show in Saskatoon this week.

Having turned the page on the calendar and last year’s crop, the Western Canadian Crop Production Show in Saskatoon in early January provides an opportunity each year to get a read on crop plans and sentiment heading into another growing season on the prairies.

As part of our radio coverage in Saskatoon this week, we hosted a panel of market experts: John Duvenaud of the Wild Oats Grain Market Advisory, Brennan Turner of and Dwight Nichol of DLN AgVentures.

We chatted about some of the marketing challenges/opportunities with variable 2016 crop quality, acreage shifts in 2017 (more soybeans, oats?), the potential impact of Trump on Canadian grain values and how grain marketing has evolved over the last few years:



Kelvin Heppner

Kelvin Heppner is a field editor and radio host for RealAgriculture and RealAg Radio. He's been reporting on agriculture on the prairies and across Canada since 2008(ish). He farms with his family near Altona, Manitoba, and is on Twitter at @realag_kelvin. @realag_kelvin


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