The grains markets got a surprising World Agricultural Supply and Demands Estimate (WASDE) report on Tuesday, as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) raised demand for U.S. corn and soybeans, sending the markets skyward! Oilseeds got the best of the bullish rush, with soybeans going limit-up, followed closely by canola, which touched last summer’s highs at… Read More

Grains continued their push higher to end the month of April as a multitude of factors extended the fenceline for bulls to run along. Money flows into the commodity sector have been the biggest reason for the rally, as the commodity complex had its best one-month since 2010, beating all other asset classes (i.e. stocks,… Read More

Editor’s Note: This article was submitted by South of the Divide Conservation Action Program Inc. As mild winter weather transitions into a warm spring, producers are gearing up for an early seeding season, including those who are planning to seed forages. For farmers and ranchers who are used to looking on the horizon for the… Read More

Predicting insect outbreaks isn’t an easy task, as we learned from insect management specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Scott Meers. Even small changes to what was expected from the weather can skew data. But, understanding forecasts and what impacts populations can certainly help farmers get a better idea of when and where to focus their scouting… Read More

As we predicted in last week’s Friday column, grains started to pick up some steam in the second week of March, as the monthly WASDE report from the USDA was published. Global ending stocks were lowered a bit but the better catalyst for the move was the grains complex, which finally started to track oil’s move to the upside like… Read More

Grains this morning were able to make some gains on short-covering and more weather headlines scaring the bears away. Drew Lerner of World Weather Inc. says that the longer it takes for El Nino to dissipate, the likelier that we’ll see a drier spring in western areas of the Canadian Prairies. Conversely, Lerner suggested that… Read More

WHHOOOOOSSSHHHHHH!!!!!!  What was that?  That was time flying by as we approach spring and you haven’t even finalized your cropping plan.   In sports there are many deadlines that force general managers to make decisions by a certain date. For example, this week was the close of the January transfer window in English and European… Read More

The grains market continued to trade through the U.S. Thanksgiving week a bit quieter (par for the course) against a stronger U.S. dollar, but ended the week a bit higher thanks to some decent U.S. export sales for corn and soybeans. All things being equal, global trade continues to be encouraged by low ocean freight… Read More

Dow AgroSciences’ new Enlist Duo herbicide remains available in Canada after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s move to withdraw its registration this week, according to Dow AgroSciences Canada. “Enlist Duo continues to be available in Canada for its registered uses,” said a statement from the company on Wednesday. Dow also expects the EPA will issue a new… Read More

When it comes to long term weather outlooks, water temperatures in the Pacific Ocean are often used to predict what’s to come. For grain markets weighed down by large global supplies, the main Pacific indicators are showing no sign of an imminent weather issue reducing grain production, says a meteorologist who spoke at the Cereals North America market outlook conference… Read More

On Tuesday, November 10, 2015, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) published its monthly instalment of the world agricultural supply & demand estimates, and things came out a lot more bearish than the market was expecting. Going into the report, average market analysis pegged both corn and soybean yields and production higher than the previous… Read More

Grains came through mid-October with corn and wheat staying relatively unchanged-to-lower while the oilseeds complex saw a bit of a tick up. Overall, the market has been weighing in El Nino reports, more North American harvest progression, and the dryness of some areas around the world. Some headlines to watch include scorching temperatures continuing to… Read More


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