The pulse harvest in Alberta and Saskatchewan is in its late stages now, and although there are some anecdotal observations of better-than-expected quality, it’s not all ideal. “There is some sprouting, and there is a lot of earth tag,” says Chuck Penner, of Leftfield Commodity Research, adding the visual damage is worst for green lentil… Read More

As the calendar creeps towards September, pulse harvest is just beginning to get underway in Western Canada. Fall is also usually a pretty busy selling and shipping season for the export-dependent crops, but as Chuck Penner, with Leftfield Commodity Research, explains, trade uncertainty and less-than-stellar prices are dragging on the busy harvest season. RealAgriculture field… Read More

Somehow it’s already May, and we’re heading into a new growing season. Chuck Penner, of Leftfield Commodity Research, joins RealAgriculture’s Lyndsey Smith to talk about what trends are going on in the markets. Penner explains there are some rather intriguing shifts. “Some of the things that have really been on fire, some of smaller crops… Read More

There are oh-so-many factors at play in the oilseed complex, and the latest trade news (hi there, blocked canola shipments) does not bode well for the vegetable oil market. That said, soybean prices seemed to have encountered some price resistance at the mid-$9/bu price… could this be a bottom? Unfortunately, Chuck Penner, realist and founder… Read More

In a winter where most crop markets don’t appear to be trying to buy more acres, mustard prices have been an exception. “For farmers looking for profitable opportunities, mustard is sticking out like a sore thumb right now,” says Chuck Penner of LeftField Commodity Research in the video below, filmed at CropSphere in Saskatoon earlier… Read More