There are oh-so-many factors at play in the oilseed complex, and the latest trade news (hi there, blocked canola shipments) does not bode well for the vegetable oil market. That said, soybean prices seemed to have encountered some price resistance at the mid-$9/bu price… could this be a bottom? Unfortunately, Chuck Penner, realist and founder… Read More

Although details are limited at this time, Alberta Pork has announced a second hog operation has tested positive for porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv). This is the second time ever in the history for Alberta to have PEDv; both cases of the disease have been found this year. The farrow-to-finish operation of more than 600… Read More

The federal government has made it very clear that it expects Canadian agriculture to grow, scale-up, and increase production — for both domestic and international markets. China is a key destination for several Canadian commodities, and a trade mission this week is yielding some very positive results. Last week, Canada sent four high-level ministers to… Read More