Perhaps the only thing that made 2022 fertilizer prices palatable was the equally high commodity market prices. However, as farmers look ahead to the 2023 growing season, many are wondering if the high input prices are here to stay, even against declining commodity prices. Josh Linville is the fertilizer director with StoneX Financial, and says… Read More

The Bank of Canada surprised many this week, announcing a 100 basis-point increase in its interest rate. The market expected a 75 basis-point increase, and there was discussion of it being lower, not higher. Increasing interest rates are designed to curb inflation, which is climbing at an incredible rate. We want to know: what impact… Read More

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is out with its June World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report. There were no major surprises in the report, but markets saw another sell-off following its release. After a number of rain instances in some of the wheat growing zones, the outlook for wheat this month… Read More

Farmers in Western Canada can be forgiven for feeling just a little hesitant when pricing new crop earlier this year, given how many were on the wrong side of a grain contract after the drought of 2021. But even the most risk averse farmer has had an opportunity to price into a heck-of-a market…until now…. Read More

If the best offence is a good defence, the reverse is also true. Momentum is a wave that’s always better to ride when it’s working in your favour. Since the fall of 2020, it has paid major dividends to grow and hold. Crop inventory has been in very tight hands and for very good reason…. Read More

Farmers across Canada planted more wheat, oats, corn, and mustard this spring, and cut the number of acres growing canola, barley, and dry peas, according to Statistics Canada. The number of summerfallow acres also climbed by more than 35 per cent (to 1.8 million), based on the June Field Crop Survey results, published July 5…. Read More

Ceres Global Ag Corp. has suspended plans to build a canola crush plant and refinery along the Canada-U.S. border at Northgate, Saskatchewan. The publicly-traded company says it has decided to halt the project “due to a variety of factors, including but not limited to, inflationary pressures resulting in higher costs than initially projected and shifting… Read More

Commodity prices this spring has made watching the markets an exciting part of nearly every day, especially for farmers who are anticipating a satisfactory yield and who are biding their time locking in prices. However, with many volatile factors contributing to those prices, experts are saying to weigh options carefully and take assurances where you… Read More

 

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