As seeding begins in Western Canada, where are we at with canola acres, pulse prices, and the feed wheat outlook? In this week’s LIVE! Q&A, Brennan Turner, founder of Farmlead and the Combyne marketplace, joins Shaun Haney to discuss markets, take questions, and compare (a lack of) haircuts. From acres moving out of canola, to… Read More

Grain markets had a topsy-turvy week before closing in the red as traders exited positions amidst growing concern of demand for agricultural commodities. The combined uncertainty about demand fundamentals for food – namely from the food services and hospitality industry -as well as oil markets pushed grain prices lower this week. While China and Mexico… Read More

Despite a positive performance on Friday, grain markets ended the past week in the red as traders booked profits and farmers made sales, amidst different supply and demand signals. Buzz around how economies are going to start up is shaking up this panic-buying demand that have hung over markets. Also complicating things this past week… Read More

Grain markets closed mostly lower to start April off, as the highs seen last week gave way to some profit-taking and farmer selling. We saw said selling firsthand on the Combyne cash grain marketplace as buyers were able to take advantage of the weaker Canadian Loonie and shore up some coverage before fertilizer deliveries make… Read More

Grain markets mostly ended lower again this week as the concerns about the coronavirus and grain demand continue amidst some volatile trading on the broader equity markets. This said volatility though tends to indicate a bottom is nearby. Countries around the world continue to provide economic stimulus as a way to mitigate the financial impact… Read More

Grain markets closed the past week mostly higher as short-covering and bargain buying helped stop the slide seen since the U.S.-China Phase One trade deal was signed. The buying comes ahead of the February WASDE report, published on Tuesday, February 11th but the big cloud of uncertainty that remains over both grain and broader markets… Read More

Grain markets – and its participants – are likely relieved to see the month of January finish. The first month of 2020 started with much optimism as the trade war deal between China and the U.S. was set to be signed. However, grain markets were impatient and with no increase in buying of U.S. agricultural… Read More

It has not been a great two weeks for the agricultural commodity market, as selling pressure has dominated the grain complex. Although corn found positive territory on Tuesday, the rest of the grain commodities were in the red again. “The market had a high expectation of China purchases post-trade deal signing and that has not… Read More


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