Canola, soy down ahead of USDA report

ICE Futures canola contracts were weaker on Tuesday, taking some direction from the Chicago Board of Trade soy complex as traders adjusted positions ahead of Wednesday’s production report from the United States Department of Agriculture. Seasonal harvest pressure added to the softer tone in canola, despite highly variable yield reports across the Prairies. Chart-based speculative […] Read more

Canola drops; soy closes up

ICE Futures canola contracts were lower on Friday, as speculative positioning weighed on values to end the week. The market held steady within a rather narrow trading range over the past week between, trading between C$495 and C$499 per tonne in the most active November contract. Seasonal harvest pressure and anecdotal reports of better-than-expected yields […] Read more

Sask. crop proceeds well ahead of average pace

Saskatchewan harvest continues to come off well ahead of the five-year average. Saskatchewan Agriculture, in its latest crop report for Aug. 14-20, said the harvest was 16 per cent complete compared to the five-year average of seven per cent. Dry weather was allowing producers to stay in fields. Harvest is most advanced in the southwest, […] Read more


U.S. crop tours find mature crops

Early indications on social media and on Ag Web from The Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour that travels throughout much of the American grain belt report a mature corn crop in Illinois overall for this time of year with its yield potential almost set. Scouts said corn may not be able to attain the record […] Read more

Pattison expands in Sask

Pattison Agriculture recently announced plans to build a new facility in Leader, Sask. according to a news release from the company. The new dealership will be located on the north side of Leader. The company’s existing 9,600 sq. foot facility will be renovated to accommodate a parts department, office and showroom. The new facility will […] Read more


Canola dips ahead of USDA report

Winnipeg – Canola contracts on the ICE Futures platform suffered modest losses to end the week, as traders prepared for next week’s USDA supply and demand report. There are ideas soybean stocks could rise in the report, which would be bearish for canola and other oilseeds. Some traders were also squaring positions ahead of the […] Read more

Drought cuts into Australian chickpea prospects

CNS Canada) – Expectations for Australia’s chickpea crop have been drastically cut to one-third of last year’s production. The dry growing season will limit the crop’s potential this year to about 300,000 tonnes, according to a report from Pulse Australia. Nick Goddard, chief executive officer of Pulse Australia, told a local news outlet that important […] Read more

Most Sask crops in fair-to-excellent condition

WINNIPEG (CNS Canada) – Crops in Saskatchewan are continuing to develop fast with some areas still in need of moisture, according to the latest crop report from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture released July 26. Many pulse crops and winter cereals in drier areas are rapidly drying down, with producers having begun desiccation treatments. Some […] Read more


This field of dryland canola near Turin, Alta., is showing signs of heat blast.  |  Barb Glen photo

Ag Canada raises canola carryout forecast

Winnipeg – Canadian canola carryout supplies for the upcoming 2018/19 (Aug/Jul) marketing year will be larger than earlier thought, according to updated supply/demand tables from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, released on July 19, 2018. Agriculture Canada’s market analysis branch forecast canola ending stocks on July 31, 2019, at 2.250 million tonnes, which would be up […] Read more

Grain movement up slightly for Prairies.  |  File photo

Grain railcar deliveries up slightly

Winnipeg, March 10 – Grain hopper car deliveries in Canada were up slightly in the week ended February 14, according to the latest update from the Ag Transport Coalition. However, both CN and CP continue to fall behind in meeting the weekly demand. Canadian National (CN) supplied 3,753 hopper cars and Canadian Pacific (CP) supplied […] Read more