While grains ended the month of November with little fanfare, the first trading week of December proved to have some push to the upside despite a number of reports that didn’t really change any fundamentals. Soyoil led the complex with a 10.5% gain for the week, which helped support canola prices (+2.25% for the week)… Read More

Grains continue to trade a bit sideways to higher as buyers went out into the market to find some supply with “let’s bring some stuff in” attitude earlier in the week but things pulled back later on. The oilseed complex is being supported by solid US soybean sales and oil prices heading higher. With some… Read More

Grain prices this week flopped around a bit as the market dealt with some currency moves. Relatively decent harvest weather has greeted western Canada and, though dryness concerns are still hitting other parts of the world, it’s time to turn the bushel number counter on for corn and beans across the U.S. and eastern Canada. The Black… Read More

Grain prices this week did not fare so well as the complex dealt with outside pressure from other commodity and equity markets, harvests, and good growing conditions. Most front-month contracts on the futures board dropped 2-5%. The decline started Monday with economic data out China showing its factory activity contracted at the fastest pace in three… Read More

Grain markets this week were about 2-3% lower on the front-month contracts as weather/growing conditions have improved, slowing down the running of the grain bulls (especially since there aren’t any demand headlines for them to chase after). And it’s no wonder the bulls need a breather. Between abundant rains in the Midwest, dry weather in… Read More

Winnipeg-based Canterra Seeds and Limagrain were in Saskatoon, Sask., Thursday to announce the establishment of a new cereal breeding and development partnership, Limagrain Cereals Research Canada. The joint venture will be located in Saskatoon. Limagrain Cereals will bring “significant added value to western Canadian agriculture by developing new varieties of cereals, with a specific focus on… Read More

After a 41 year career with Agriculture & Agri-Food Canad, and building his reputation as a world-class wheat breeder, Dr. Ron DePauw has joined SeCan in the position of Science Advisor. DePauw recently retired from AAFC, a career marked by the successful breeding of prairie-farm-staple AC Barrie. DePauw was also a co-developer of AC Lillian,… Read More

Grains all ended the week lower as planting continues south of the 49th parallel with some activity here in Western Canada but things have been slowed by some sporadic, cooler weather. The USDA’s progress report is showing us that corn sowing is slightly behind schedule with the southeast and eastern regions way behind. As a result,… Read More

 

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