Weekly Pulse Report: CDN pulse acres on downswing

WINNIPEG (CNS) – Pulse prices in Western Canada showed some movement during the week ended Jan. 30, but mostly hung range-bound as India’s import restrictions on Canadian pulses continued to hold the market in check. Yellow peas fell 25 cents to a range of C$5.75 to C$7.00 a bushel. Green peas held steady at C$7.50 […] Read more

Markets: ICE Canola Ticker Higher with Soybeans

  WINNIPEG, January 16 (CNS) – Canola contracts on the ICE Futures Canada platform were higher Tuesday morning, taking strength from gains in U.S. soybeans. Markets re-opened in the U.S. after being closed yesterday for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. Cold weather on the Prairies has discouraged farmer selling, however milder temperatures are slowly […] Read more

Canola chops around, ends higher

Winnipeg, January 9 (CNS Canada) – Canola contracts on the ICE Futures Canada platform finished mostly stronger on Tuesday, propped up by speculative buying. Gains in vegetable oil were supportive for canola. There are some concerns about the lack of snow-cover in parts of Saskatchewan and Alberta. Traders were positioning themselves ahead of Friday’s USDA […] Read more

La Nina set to weaken heading into spring

WINNIPEG, Jan. 3 (CNS) – Despite being gripped by freezing temperatures, one weather expert says he thinks the Canadian Prairies will see a weakening of the La Nina weather phenomena in the coming months, which will mean more moisture come spring-time. “Most likely we’ll have neutral conditions with a slight La Nina bias during the […] Read more

Canola closes out year with small gain

Winnipeg, Dec. 29 (CNS Canada) – Canola contracts on the ICE Futures Canada platform finished slightly higher on Friday, propped up by gains in United States soybeans and soyoil. Cold temperatures across the Prairies discouraged farmer deliveries. The most-active March contract received some technical support at the C$485 per tonne mark. The market chopped around […] Read more

Canola investors cautious ahead of holidays

Winnipeg, December 22 (CNS Canada) – Canola contracts on the ICE Futures Canada platform finished mixed on Friday, as traders rolled out of the January contract ahead of the holidays in favour of March.   Investors took care to position themselves ahead of the extended holiday weekend. No one wanted to be caught in a […] Read more

Corn and soybean futures prices struggle

WINNIPEG, Dec. 13 (CNS) – Soybean and corn futures both suffered losses over the past week as improving weather patterns in South America have pushed the commodities below their recent support levels. March corn dipped below the psychologically-important US$3.50 a bushel level on Tuesday, Dec. 12. The market was pressured by the USDA’s monthly supply […] Read more

Canadian flax prospects dimmed by China’s silk road

WINNIPEG, Nov. 16 (CNS) – China’s construction of a new “silk road” connecting the country to Europe isn’t likely to be good news for Canadian flax exporters. For several years, Canada has been the main exporter of flax to China but that could likely change if Kazakhstan ever has a direct link to China. “We […] Read more

Nitrogen prices looking cheap across Prairies

WINNIPEG, October 17 (CNS) – Farmers may be looking to fill up on nitrogen fertilizer this fall as prices reach lows not seen in over a decade. “One retailer I talked to said it was the cheapest nitrogen prices in 15 years,” according to Dan Mazier, president of Keystone Agricultural Producers in Manitoba. He adds […] Read more

Oat prices firm as harvest rolls in

WINNIPEG, Oct. 3 (CNS) – Oat prices firmed this week in Saskatchewan even as reports streamed in indicating yields were slightly better than anticipated. Harvest in Saskatchewan is over three-quarters complete although recent rains have delayed progress somewhat. The province is the dominant growing area for oats in the country. Bids rose five cents to […] Read more