As many western Canadian producers are passed the halfway point of seeding, American Midwestern farmers are still barely scratching dirt thanks to continuous rains. Grain markets have started to acknowledge some of this latter risk, in addition to the benefit of a second round of trade war aid from President Trump. Looking more continental, the… Read More

Grain markets were served up a monthly WASDE report on Friday, March 8th, but the numbers didn’t bring any new bullish feelings to the table. Most of the numbers that the USDA produced were either pretty close to their February WASDE number, or the pre-report estimate (which, as you can tell for yourself below, were… Read More

Grain markets finished their third week of trading in February — one shortened by a day because of national holidays in Canada and the U.S. — on a strong note, namely because of positive announcements from American-Chinese trade war talks. While the week started out rather weak, especially in the wheat complex, Friday’s announcement that China has… Read More

Happy New Year! I hope you find this first post of 2019, rested, yet filled with memories from the holiday season. For some of you, including yours truly, might be weighing in a little heavier after some big family meals — one could say that this always happens. That repeatability continues on to the New Year’s… Read More

Except for oats futures, the entire grain complex enjoyed a week in the green as geopolitical risk and production headlines swirled. On Friday, wheat markets had a big day as market participants responded to a week of strong U.S. export sales. While total export activity is down year-over-year, it’s a positive sign for future sales…. Read More