Category: Markets

CNBC Fast Money Talks to Farmer Mike Haley About Cropping Decisions

With rising commodity prices TV networks like CNBC are very interested in the financial investment plays in agriculture.  Whether that is agricultural based stocks or investments in commodity ETF’s Wall Street is very interested in what farmers are doing. Mike Haley is a farmer in Ohio involved in livestock and crop production.  Mike recently appeared… Read more »

Bruce Burnett, CWB Gives His 2011 Wheat and Durum Outlook

Much of the attention is being paid to corn, soybean and lentil pricing this winter. The forgotten sister has been wheat. In many cases wheat is not as sexy or doesn’t get people as crazy with market anticipation. The fact is that wheat is still an incredibly important component of Western Canadian rotations. Not just… Read more »

The Three Ways to Sell at the Top of the Market – Victor Aideyan

We have covered the issue of market volatility often on RealAgriculture.com. Even with the knowledge that volatility is a new-normal, some farmers still try and aggressively sell at the top of the market to derive the highest returns possible. At the Southwest Agricultural Conference in Ridgetown, I spoke with Victor Aideyan, HISGRAIN Commodities Inc. about… Read more »

Deciphering the Canola Market with Mike Jubinville, ProFarmer Canada

All fall and winter, canola has been the talk of the farming community.  With speculation at one point that the acreage in Western Canada could balloon to as high as 22 million acres, farmers are eager to price the 2010 and 2011 crop properly.  With the realities of how wet eastern saskatchewan is going to… Read more »

Chuck Penner Talks About Lentil Pricing

Its not only a struggle to decide what to grow but also how to price the crop in this volatile pricing market.  With special crops price discovery is an even bigger challenge fro many producers.  With the poor growing conditions last year, lentil growers that got the crop off in a timely fashion and got… Read more »

Analysis of the Field Pea Market – Brenda Tjaden Lepp, FarmLink Marketing Solutions

There are lot of choices for farmers this year which is creating a significant battle for acres, even amongst the special crop acres. Yellow and green peas are not one of the true sexy selections in comparison to canola but are still an option for farmers looking to diversify the rotation. With all the focus… Read more »

Is the New Ag Commodity Price Plateau Real? – Ron Frost

When you turn on the TV or your computer, it is quite common place to hear or read about the new price reality for commodities.  Many of you that have been in this farming game for a long time have heard these kind of comments before. Many people and organizations are wondering if this price… Read more »

Outlook for the Canadian Dollar in the First Quarter of 2011

Do you remember when the Canadian Dollar was sixty cents? Remember when the Canadian Dollar was not volatile and was jokingly called the Canadian Peso. Those were seemingly easier days for many of us that are involved in export or import businesses with the United States.  With the Canadian Dollar holding near par and oil… Read more »

Is $200/MT the Top For Feed Barley? – Mike Jubinville, Pro Farmer Canada

Last weekend I was at a shop party with many of my neighbours in Picture Butte. Get a bunch of farmers, ranchers and feedyard owners together and what else is there to talk about other than grain prices and hockey. Barley was definitely the topic of discussion at several tables. For me its very interesting… Read more »

Global Wheat Outlook – Bruce Burnett, CWB

Across North America everyone is talking about the bullish tone of corn and soybeans. Is wheat going to be the weaker sister in 2011? How much higher will the wheat price have to go to buy some acres back from corn, soybeans, canola and lentils. Some farmers and analysts are even saying that the attention… Read more »

Soybean Market Outlook – Moe Agostino, Farms.com

One of the good news items this fall has been the soybean story. Yields in Ontario this fall were outstanding, reaching record highs in some areas of the province while at the same time off combine prices reached seasonal highs.  Demand is strong for soybeans from countries like China.  Already everyone is speculating on the… Read more »