This last week of March will see some new reports come in, as farmers begin to finalize seeding details both in Canada and the U.S. For today’s RealAg LIVE!, host Kara Oosterhuis is joined by Jon Driedger of LeftField Commodity Research, to talk “wildcard” crops, canola acres, rotation decisions, the forecast, and intended corn and soybean… Read More

Record production and big supplies continue to weigh on grain markets, and yet, corn and soybean futures have remained relatively strong, and even trended higher, since fall. “There’s definitely been a shift in the narrative, from an outside fund, speculative money perspective,” explains Jon Driedger of FarmLink Marketing Solutions in this market conversation. Driedger joined Shaun… Read More

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

Demand for canola from crushers has remained strong throughout the summer months, stocks are tight and exports are good. That being said, harvest is just around the corner and a number of questions will be answered regarding actual acres and yield potential.  Everyone is aware of the disastourous year that Western Manitoba and Easter Saskatchewan have… Read More

A Closer Look at the Feb 11/12 PRO's - Jon Driedger, FarmLink

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 strong competitive prices that are being offered.  Wheat is a good cropping option this year which is one of the reason many analysts are expecting pulse acres… Read More

Corn Market Update Based on the Surprising USDA Market Report - Jon Driedger, FarmLink Marketing Canada

As we discussed with Dana Omland from Palmerston Grain last week, the USDA report shocked the market.  With corn yields being revised lower in the US, many producers are wondering what is the deal with the next year of commodity prices.  Will we see a repeat of 2007 or a quick trade and then the… Read More

Canola School: Are You a Canola Bull or Bear? - Jon Driedger, FarmLink Marketing

This is appearing to be a difficult year to try and execute on a marketing plan that you can have conviction in.  Between the late crop, uncertain yields, carry out numbers being questionable and fluctuating basis levels, farmers are really having their marketing plans tested.  Even the most experienced analysts are questioning what is the… Read More

Wheat Prices Are On a Wild Ride - Jon Driedger, FarmLink Marketing

Just when you think the wheat market is stable and that the supply and demand equation is fully priced in the market……BOOM!!!!!! Russia and some neighbouring countries decide to have a drought and WALLA!!!……The market have decided to go 2007 on us again. Who can stomach this volatility and craziness? Is this real or just… Read More

Digging into the CWB's FlexPro Pricing Contracts - Jon Driedger, FarmLink Marketing Canada

In the Canadian Wheat Board’s effort to provide more options to the Western Canadian farmer the FlexPro contract is back again.  The deadline for signing up for the program is the end of the month. I talked to Jonathan Driedger, FarmLink Marketing Solutions on the advantages and disadvantages of the program and whether or not… Read More

Crop Marketing Update - Jon Driedger - FarmLink Marketing Solutions

On Monday afternoon I had the opportunity to sit down with Jon Driedger, a market analyst with FarmLink Marketing Solutions in Winnipeg. A day before the Canadian StatsCan acreage Report was released, Jon provided great insight into the dynamics facing the grains, oilseeds and pulse markets this summer and fall in North America. A special… Read More

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

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 over from 2010 wasn’t that big, and demand is still good with crushers still processing. There are other reasons to think that supplies will remain tight… Read More

USDA Report Smacks the Market - Jonathan Driedger, FarmLink

This week the USDA report really smacked the commodity market into a downward spiral on Wednesday.  Most people said that the negative reaction was an over reaction but still it does wake some farmers up to the potential downward snap that this market can take.  As Jon Driedger, FarmLiunk Marketing discusses below, this is great… Read More