Can we make it around the world in 27 minutes? We can if it’s a discussion on geopolitical happenings that impact North American agriculture! Settling in for their monthly discussion, RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney and Jacob Shapiro of Cognitive Investments dig in to what the recent Russian attacks on port and logistics infrastructure might mean to… Read More

Escalation of the Russia-Ukraine war is weighing on farmers’ minds as harvest quickly approaches. Those who follow markets are usually comfortable reading charts and tracking fundamentals but how many are comfortable trading on military strategy? It’s pretty new territory for sure, says Ted Seifried of Zaner Ag Hedge, in the video below. The Black Sea… Read More

Russia has terminated an agreement that allowed for Ukraine grain movement through the Black Sea, claiming its own agriculture products are not being allowed through the trade corridor. The deal, originally brokered by Turkey, was extended earlier this year to allow for agriculture product movement out of Ukraine. Grain shipments through the region were largely… Read More

Corn, soybean, and wheat futures all dropped on Wednesday following the release of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s July supply/demand estimates. The USDA did not reduce its production estimates to the extent analysts were expecting due to dry conditions in the U.S. Midwest and the markets reacted to the downside for August soybeans and the… Read More

We’re into the dog days of summer, and the cattle markets are certainly reflecting that. Add in the July 1st holiday in Canada, and July 4th in the U.S., and we’ve got a slow start to the markets this week, says Anne Wasko of the Gateway Livestock Exchange. However, that doesn’t mean we don’t have… Read More

Richardson International has announced plans to upgrade eight elevators located on Canadian Pacific Kansas City rail lines in Western Canada. The work will allow these sites to load longer trains under CPKC’s 8,500-foot high efficiency product (HEP) model. The company says construction is set to begin at Richardson Pioneer locations in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba… Read More

A well-written contract should spell out the risk and responsibilities of both parties involved. In agriculture, grain contracts spell out expectations, but the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan says current contracts don’t go far enough to manage farmers’ risk. Following an estimated $60 million in farmer losses due to cancelled contracts with one grain buyer… Read More

EPA announced a final rule Wednesday to establish renewable volume obligations (RVO) and associated percentage standards for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel (BBD), advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel for 2023–2025. The industry had been waiting for this final rule after a disappointing proposed rule months ago. Stakeholders’ reaction to the final rule was consistently negative,… Read More

 

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