Tag: Dwight Nichol

Who is eating all the durum?

Editor’s note: This is a guest market column by Dwight Nichol, DLN AgVentures. StatsCan released their July 31st Ending Stocks report for the 2016-17 crop year on Wednesday. This was the third week with new Canadian revisions, and other than minor changes, should finalize crop year 2016-17 Supply and Demand balance. This stocks release is… Read more »

Release of Ag Canada Supply and Demand Report creates questions for canola

Ag Canada has updated its supply and demand tables for major field crops and there were adjustments that are gaining attention. One of the major adjustments was the canola feed, waste and dockage for canola reported to be (-727,000mt). So what does this negative number actually mean for the canola market? According to John Deputter,… Read more »

Lower acres provide further fundamental support for spring wheat rally

Statistics Canada slashed its estimate for 2017 spring wheat area by almost 900 thousand acres on Thursday, providing further fuel to the fire that’s been the spring wheat market over the last month. Back in April, StatsCan projected 16.7 million acres of spring wheat. In the update published on June 29, spring wheat area is… Read more »

Predicting Acreage Numbers (and the Stanley Cup Winner)

As oddsmakers and fans adjust their expectations for who’s going to win the Stanley Cup, market analysts are crunching the numbers on how many acres of each crop farmers will plant this spring, with the Statistics Canada acreage report coming out on Friday. Dwight Nichol of DLN AgVentures joined RealAg Radio on Tuesday (before the Oilers’… Read more »

22.5 Million Reasons To Plant Canola — Dwight Nichol

Canola acres are poised to climb from just above the 20 million mark last year, but how high will the final tally be? Could we pass the 22 million acre record set in 2012? Dwight Nichol of DLN AgVentures thinks so. “I have a number in my balance sheet right now of 22.5 million acres,” he… 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 »

Home Needed for Pile of Unwanted Durum

There’s going to be a pile of low quality durum left in Western Canada that, for lack of better words, will need to disappear from the market. According to the StatsCan report out earlier this week, durum production totalled 7.8 million tonnes in 2016 — up over 40 percent versus 2015. With maybe half of it qualifying… Read more »

Doing Your Homework for Selling High Vomi Durum

There’s a big durum crop coming off in Western Canada, but wet conditions have resulted in high disease levels in much of it. The Statistics Canada report released Tuesday pegged total Canadian durum production at 7.3 million tonnes, up from 5.4 million in 2015 and 5.2 million in 2014. Meanwhile, last week the Ministry of… Read more »

Marketing Strategy Must Account for Big Crop Potential

There’s been no shortage of information for grain markets to digest this week, with Statistics Canada issuing its first acreage estimates since this year’s crop was seeded on Wednesday and the USDA publishing its latest acreage and stocks projections on Thursday. The StatsCan report affirmed the potential for a huge lentil crop on the prairies. Canola… Read more »