After enjoying a counter-seasonal rally in the grain markets, prices have started to drift lower. Farmers with crop left to price might be wondering — now what? To answer that question, we go to Jon Driedger of Leftfield Commodity Research. While there’s no ruling out a move to the upside, Driedger has a hint of… Read More

By many accounts, if the sun shines and the creek don’t rise, there’s a monster spring wheat crop coming in the west. But don’t just take our word for it; mounting evidence from several sources points to a rather large spring wheat supply building in Western Canada. Jon Driedger, senior market analyst with LeftField Commodity… Read More

Just how important is the European Union canola (rapeseed) market? According to LeftField Commodity Research, the region had more than doubled its year-over-year canola imports up to mid-March of this year, offsetting nearly half of the Canadian tonnage that would have been sold to China. That’s a significant increase, says Jonathan Driedger with LeftField, driven… Read More

This week’s second Q & A LIVE segment features Leftfield Commodity Research analyst Jon Driedger and Shaun Haney discussing all things grain markets. Listen/watch for a full discussion on corn market dynamics, livestock ration swap-out options, why oats may face major over-supply, and the good news story that is pulses. Tune in Tuesday, April 28th,… Read More

We’ve focused a lot lately on what is going on in the protein sector, which hasn’t have a lot of positives as of late. But on the crop side of the fence — oilseeds, coarse grains, pulses — overall, the markets for many crops grown in Western Canada have not been hit as hard by… Read More

 

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