It’s the Tuesday after the August long weekend (if you’re Canadian), and we’ve got a great show lined up for you today! Since we didn’t have an agronomic Monday show for you yesterday, today’s show will be jam-packed with all things agronomy. In this episode, you’ll hear: RealAgriculture’s resident agronomist Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson, on… Read More

Solo crop touring isn’t as fun and seems a little out of the norm compared to normal tour set-ups, but that’s just the situation that, like many companies, FarmLink Marketing found themselves in this year. All safety protocols were recently taken into consideration for a crop tour put on by FarmLink Marketing says Neil Townsend,… Read More

While Chicago wheat futures trended lower, spring wheat contracts on the Minneapolis Grain Exchange rose sharply this past week on concerns about the supply of higher quality, high protein wheat. The September contract closed on Friday at US$5.87/bu — the highest it’s been since the middle of June 2016. There are three primary factors, explains Neil… Read More

The complete picture will be painted over the next few weeks, but buyers are bracing themselves for variable quality in this year’s wheat crop in Western Canada. “The big challenge is the ongoing rainfall events,” notes Neil Townsend, market analyst with FarmLink Marketing Solutions, in the interview below. “Other quality factors, not just protein, but… Read More

New crop wheat futures fell from recent highs on Wednesday after the USDA published some larger-than-expected wheat supply projections. The USDA’s June reports  were not friendly for prices across the board, says Neil Townsend of CWB Market Research in our conversation below. (Read the WASDE report here and the Crop Production estimates here.) Along with slightly larger domestic production, he… Read More

Prices for wheat, corn, soybeans and canola all declined on Tuesday following the release of the USDA’s February supply/demand report. “(The report) confirmed what the markets were thinking,” says Neil Townsend, director of market research with CWB in the interview posted below. “U.S. numbers were pretty firm — they’re not going to change the production… Read More

Quality problems with this year’s durum crop in Italy and France, combined with the worst quality crop on record and lower yields in Canada, have resulted in skyrocketing prices for durum. Buyers are scrambling to find higher quality supplies for pasta production, says Neil Townsend, director of market research with CWB, in the interview below…. Read More

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