Now is an interesting time to be making decisions on old crop marketing or pulling the trigger on new crop pricing. Some farmers are well set for new crop, but market analyst Jonathon Driedger of Leftfield Commodity Research says there are three key factors that bear watching early in the new year. Looking very big… Read More

Seasonal movement off the lows of the pea and lentil markets hasn’t resulted in much beyond sideways movement, says Chuck Penner, founder of Leftfield Commodity Research, based at Winnipeg, Manitoba. But there are some differences between red and green lentils and yellow and green peas. The challenging harvest weather in Australia is playing a significant… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to RealAg Radio! On today’s show we will hear from Jon Driedger of Leftfield Commodity Research, for a grain market outlook and discussion on the USDA WASDE report. As well, Heather Watson with Farm Management Canada, hops on to talk about the upcoming Agriculture Excellence conference. Don’t miss our spotlight interview… Read More

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its WASDE report for October on Wednesday, and soybeans definitely received the bulk of the market reaction. Although corn and wheat yield projections were relatively in-line with analyst expectations, it was the soybean yield that made the market go…hmm. Arlan Suderman, of StoneX tweeted, “USDA pegged the #soybean yield… Read More

Jon Driedger of LeftField Commodity Research recently took a tour across Western Canada with LeftField Commodity Research and Argus Media to analyze the yield potential of the Prairie crop. Like any year, there are extremely variable pockets, but Driedger says for the most part, yields are looking average. The summary for cereals — with the exception… Read More

Welcome to Wednesday’s edition of RealAg Radio! On today’s show, you’ll hear: Jon Driedger of LeftField Commodity Research, on the crop markets; Olly Peoples of Yield10 BioScience, on the potential for camelina as a fit on the Prairies and Plains; Kevin Grier of Kevin Grier Market Analysis and Consulting, with an update on the pork… Read More

It’s been a wild week in the wheat markets, with lots of trading action and news stories driving the markets. Chaos, says Jon Driedger of Leftfield Commodities Research, is one way to describe it — starting off with last week’s United States Department of Agriculture report. “That was a friendly report for wheat. We go… Read More

Regina is on its way to becoming the canola crush hub of the country. The most recent canola crush announcement, made last week, includes a 1.1 million metric ton capacity plant, funded by AGT Foods and Federated Co-operatives Limited. While announcements have been fast and furious the last few years, Chuck Penner of LeftField Commodities… Read More

 

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