Grain markets ended the month of November strongly as a shortened trading day on Friday, November 29th (due to the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday) saw significant technical selling, which pushed prices up. Corn gained eight cents while Chicago SRW wheat futures jumped 15 cents on Friday alone — helping the complex end the month on an… Read More

Grain markets ended a shortened-trading week mostly in the red as the complex pulled back on concerns over a trade war deal getting done and ongoing weak demand fundamentals. While many analysts are saying that corn and soybeans are oversold and nearing technical support levels, the only thing that seems to be strengthening is basis… Read More

Grain markets ended the week mostly lower, as hiccups surrounding the release of the November WASDE report put a damper on things. On Friday, November 8th, the USDA was supposed to release their monthly estimates of world agriculture supply and demand at 12PM EST. Instead, their website crashed and the actual report wasn’t released until… Read More

Grain markets entered November on a mixed-week of performance, but most grain prices did find some positive gains for the month of October. Canola and hard red spring wheat were the only futures markets who didn’t find positive gains in October, suggesting that the price run-up at the end of September might’ve priced in anticipated… Read More

The pulse harvest in Alberta and Saskatchewan is in its late stages now, and although there are some anecdotal observations of better-than-expected quality, it’s not all ideal. “There is some sprouting, and there is a lot of earth tag,” says Chuck Penner, of Leftfield Commodity Research, adding the visual damage is worst for green lentil… Read More

Grain markets had a mixed week as the complex tried to decide what’s more important: winter weather messing up harvest progress, the possibility of a China-U.S. trade deal, and wheat production concerns. The down week for corn and soybeans was likely a result of physical buyers putting in hedges ahead of the weekend, one that’s… Read More