Canola weaker despite weather premium; wheat mixed

WINNIPEG – Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) Futures canola contracts were weaker on Friday, due to what a Winnipeg-based trader deemed to be “regular activity” along with lower soybean prices on the Chicago Board of Trade. The dry conditions across most of Western Canada have meant canola is getting a weather premium. Rain was forecast this weekend […] Read more

Barley bids rise on weather woes and tight old crop supplies

Winnipeg – Tight old crop supplies and mounting weather concerns over new crop production are keeping feed grain prices well supported in Western Canada as end users work to ration supplies. “We’ve seen a very real weather market emerge in the last few weeks,” said Brandon Motz, of CorNine Commodities in Lacombe, Alta., pointing to […] Read more

Weather continues to hold up canola

WINNIPEG – Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) Futures canola contracts were stronger on Thursday, after showing some independent strength and with spillover from soyoil on the Chicago Board of Trade. The July canola contract rose by C$4.50 at C$454.70 per tonne. The November contract gained C$4.20 at C$467.10 per tonne. While Alberta has been getting rain today, […] Read more


Canola weaker on U.S. planting issues

WINNIPEG – Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) Futures canola contracts were weaker on Wednesday, due to planting progress in the United States, according to a Winnipeg-based analyst. The July canola contract fell C$2.90 at C$450.20 per tonne. The November contract dropped C$3.40 at C$462.90 per tonne. With a window of a few rain-free days, U.S. farmers were […] Read more

Canola drops again; markets await forecast of rain

WINNIPEG – Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) Futures canola contracts were weaker on Tuesday, in a light volume of trading. The July canola contract was down C$2.20 at C$453.10 per tonne. The November contract was down C$2.30 at C$466.30 per tonne. The Canada/China dispute and large supplies have continued to weigh on canola values, as did a […] Read more


On Tiananmen anniversary, Canada says it has real concerns over China’s human rights

OTTAWA, June 4 (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marked the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown in Beijing on Tuesday by expressing what he called “real concern” about China’s human rights record. Diplomatic relations between the two countries have badly deteriorated since December when police in Vancouver detained Huawei Technologies Co Ltd […] Read more

Canola futures drop; large stocks, China dispute

WINNIPEG – Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) Futures canola contracts were weaker on Monday, as the Canadian dollar gained strength, while soyoil and soymeal lost ground on the Chicago Board of Trade. The July canola contract fell C$4.20 at C$455.30 per tonne. The November contract dropped C$4.80 at C$468.60 per tonne. The Canada/China dispute and large canola […] Read more

Trump lifts curbs on E15 gasoline to help farmers, angering Big Oil

WASHINGTON, May 31 (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Friday lifted restrictions on the sale of higher ethanol blends of gasoline, keeping a campaign promise to farmers suffering from the trade war with China but inviting a legal challenge from the oil industry. The announcement will allow gasoline stations to sell blends containing up to […] Read more


U.S. disaster aid bill blocked again as Republican objects

WASHINGTON, May 30 (Reuters) – A U.S. Republican lawmaker on Thursday blocked a $19.1 billion package to help Americans recover from a string of natural disasters, delaying passage for at least a few more days until the full House of Representatives can vote on it next week. President Donald Trump supports the bill and the […] Read more

Workers locked out at Canada’s Port of Vancouver in labor dispute

WINNIPEG, Manitoba/OTTAWA, May 30 (Reuters) – Longshore workers at Canada’s biggest port, the Port of Vancouver, were locked out on Thursday in a labor dispute over technology changes, potentially grinding most shipping there to a halt. Jim Thompson, a spokesman for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada, said the lockout had started in at […] Read more