D’Arce McMillan, The Western Producer markets editor, monitors trends in the North American and global agricultural markets. Each week he hosts three markets videos, oilseeds, cereals, and livestock. The videos are designed to help viewers understand the forces responsible for changes in the trade.
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Improving weather in western Canada and the U.S. Midwest has all crop prices under pressure, including canola.
Grain markets remain under pressure as winter wheat harvest progresses around the Northern Hemisphere, the Midwest enjoys good growing weather and markets fret over falling Chinese stock markets and commodities.
The fed cattle market has fallen about 10 percent from the June highs.
Feeder cattle prices are about steady even though the number at auction is up, as producers seek to reduce pressure on stressed pastures.