Tag: Brennan Turner

Grain markets continue to test our patience — This week in the grain markets

On Thursday, October 11th, the USDA released the October WASDE report, showing a smaller U.S. corn crop, but still some relatively large global supplies, notably in soybeans. Going into the report, the market was a bit bearish, expecting 2018/19 corn, soybean, and wheat carryout in both the U.S. and around the world to increase. However,… Read more »

Most Bearish WASDE Ever? — This week in the grain markets

On Wednesday, September 12th the USDA came out with one of the most bearish World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports in recent memory, destroying any pre-report expectations — especially for corn and soybeans. Going into the September WASDE report, the market was already quite bearish on soybeans, expecting to see 2018/19 ending stocks in… Read more »

U.S. rains, Canadian harvest pressures wheat markets — This week in the grain markets

Grain prices had a mostly red week but corn, soybeans, and canola were all about to recover their losses on Friday to end the week near equal — if not slightly above where they ended the previous Friday. Chicago SRW wheat contracts lost about 32 cents USD/bushel to close down 5.5 per cent – six… Read more »

StatsCan report can’t reverse bearish August — This week in the grain markets

Grain markets rallied on Friday to finish the last week of August mostly in the green but it wasn’t enough to make up for the sell-off that started mid-month. In terms of infleuncers, Statistics Canada provided its first in-depth forecast of the Canadian crop, but also that a new NAFTA agreement was nailed down in… Read more »

Usual or Unusual Grain Markets? — This week in the grain markets

Grain markets all pulled back this week on some bigger yield reports in the U.S. corn and soybean belt, while wheat markets took a breather from their bullish run. The U.S. corn crop is certainly advanced, with 44 per cent of fields dented as of last Monday. For perspective, going into the Week 34 USDA crop progress… Read more »

Grain markets gain on trade talks — This week in the grain markets

Grain markets crossed the mid-point of August on the good news that the United States government has set meetings with China to discuss concessions and ways to mitigate the ongoing trade problems that have hammered grain prices. We have to be rational with our expectations, but there is some optimism that geopolitical banter will be for the better…. Read more »

Wheat prices jump into August — This week in the grain markets

This week, winter wheat prices touched a three-year high, but it didn’t last. Chicago SRW wheat prices for September 2018 gained 5 per cent or about 26 cents US/bushel to close at $5.56. While the December 2018 contract was up 5.4 percent — or nearly 30 cents — to finish a tad under $5.80. In… Read more »

Getting away from artificial prices – This week in the grain markets

Grain markets this week finished higher for the second straight week as the complex seemed to wake up from the nightmare it’s been in the last few months. Corn prices had a fairly good week in Chicago. Front-month and next-month contracts added a few percentage gains as markets kept a close eye on European weather… Read more »

Market Recap: Record canola acres, pulse crop frustration, and wheat optimism

Are you holding out for $10 yellow peas, when you know you’re profitable at $8 per bushel? That’s just one of the gems we’ve mined from this quick market recap from none other than FarmLead founder, Brennan Turner. Earlier this week, Turner once agains joined Shaun Haney at the RealAgriculture booth at FarmTech to wade… Read more »

FarmLead launches new basis negotiation feature

FarmLead, North America’s Grain Marketplace, announced today the launch of the FarmLead Basis Negotiation feature on its leading trade platform. The new feature allows buyers and sellers to post and negotiate basis contracts in addition to the existing options of cash contracts. The announcement complements the company’s continued expansion across North America. The new feature… Read more »

FarmLead Announces Major Fund Investment

FarmLead, a Canadian-based and now global online grain marketplace, has announced a six-point-five million dollar (US) Series A raise led by Monsanto Growth Ventures (MGV), the venture capital arm of Monsanto, with additional investments from Avrio Ventures, the MaRS Innovation Accelerator Fund and Serra Ventures. The close supports FarmLead’s expansion into the U.S. market and the opening of… Read more »

Ugly Experience in ’16 Muddying Acreage Forecasts for ’17 — FarmTech Market Panel

Bad experiences with high disease levels in last year’s crop are making acreage projections for Western Canada in 2017 a tad more complicated than normal. “This year has been a lot more guess work. We have things we’re just not sure about because the price signals on durum are actually looking pretty favourable, the price… Read more »

Crop Week Market Panel: Winter Selling Opportunities, Acreage Expectations, and the Evolution of Grain Marketing

Having turned the page on the calendar and last year’s crop, the Western Canadian Crop Production Show in Saskatoon in early January provides an opportunity each year to get a read on crop plans and sentiment heading into another growing season on the prairies. As part of our radio coverage in Saskatoon this week, we hosted a… Read more »

RealAg Market Update: What Goes Up Must Come Down…Or Maybe Not

Moisture is finally scattering across the prairies, and yield potential is looking good, but what is behind the agricultural commodity complex rising? Can this rally sustain itself over the rest of 2016? Or is it just an imposter rally sucking in the unsophisticated longs? At Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina Saskatchewan, Shaun Haney caught… Read more »

Spring Weather Volatility Escalated by South American Crop Concerns

There have been some significant rallies in the grain and oilseed market over the last week or two, but as they’ve trended higher, we’re also seeing more volatility. Soybean futures have recently rallied more than a dollar a bushel in U.S. terms and have traded in range of more than 40 cents in the last week…. Read more »