If you followed along on the ProFarmer yield tour last week, you’ll know that temperatures were not kind to the field scouts, with day time temps soaring well above 100 degrees F. Ted Seifried, chief market strategist for Zaner Ag Hedge, has been on the tour nine times, and says this has to be one… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Wednesday episode of RealAg Radio! On today’s show, Lyndsey Smith goes over the top ag news stories and gives us a quick update on the Farm Progress Show. We will also hear from: Brunel Sabourin on his #30videosin30days; Brian Comeault with Farmer Business Network, on the StatsCan figures on… Read More

Escalation of the Russia-Ukraine war is weighing on farmers’ minds as harvest quickly approaches. Those who follow markets are usually comfortable reading charts and tracking fundamentals but how many are comfortable trading on military strategy? It’s pretty new territory for sure, says Ted Seifried of Zaner Ag Hedge, in the video below. The Black Sea… Read More

Over the past month I’ve been asking commodity analysts and economists to speculate on whether we would see a $0.65 or $0.75 dollar first. All but one analyst replied — generally with great resolve — that $0.65 was the correct bet. That is not looking to be the case at at this point, as the… Read More

Live cattle futures have been slowly chipping way at the drastic declines experienced earlier this year due to COVID-19. In the last 30 days, the June cattle future has climbed $15.45 to just under $100. At its lowest point, in early April, the June future was $76.60. With U.S. cash trading between $115 and $120… Read More

Many industries are struggling to cope with COVID-19, but in agriculture farmers still have to plant. Today (March 31, 2020) the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its 2020 planting intentions report. Canadian farmers are watching this report very closely as the U.S. corn and soybean acreage — and possible carryout — impacts Canadian… Read More

Whether it is the drop in oil prices due to a major spat between Russia and Saudi Arabia or the COVID-19 outbreak, the ethanol industry is dealing with massive challenges in the short term. Ethanol plants in Canada and the U.S. are reportedly scaling back production as a result, which is creating concern for corn… Read More


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