Canola continues to drop

Winnipeg – ICE Futures canola contracts were weaker on Tuesday, continuing their downward slide to fresh lows. Losses in the Chicago Board of Trade soy complex, large Canadian canola supplies and bearish technical signals all weighed on values, according to participants. Speculators were noted sellers, adding to their growing net short positions as the trend lines […] Read more

Court hears appeal of Input Capital case

The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal heard evidence Feb. 25 in Input Capital’s appeal of a lower court finding that the company’s canola streaming contracts are “unconscionable.” The case been reserved. The Regina-based company appealed after Queen’s Bench justice Jeff Kalmakoff delivered a written decision last May saying the agreements between Input and Macoun, Sask., farmer […] Read more


Low ending stocks are good support for Prairie feed grains

WINNIPEG – With some of the lowest ending stocks in more than a generation, feed grain prices are doing quite well in Western Canada, said Ed Baldwin of AgChieve Grain Marketing in Winnipeg, Man. As AgChieve’s Manager of Advisory Services and Grain Marketing Advisor, Baldwin said Canada has its lowest ending stocks for feed grains […] Read more

Canola keeps dropping, soy up slightly

Winnipeg – ICE Futures canola contracts continued their downward slide on Wednesday, hitting fresh contract lows for the second-straight session. Speculators were noted sellers as bearish technical signals kept the bias pointed lower. Strength in the Canadian dollar, a lack of significant end user demand and steady farmer selling also weighed on values. However, a […] Read more


Oversold market still fundamentally bearish

Winnipeg – ICE canola futures are starting to look oversold after falling contract lows during the week ended Feb. 20. While a short-term technical correction is possible, the underlying fundamentals remain bearish. “Canola might be a little bit short-term oversold,” said Ken Ball of PI Financial in Winnipeg. He said signs that exports were perking […] Read more

Canola drops along with grain markets

Grain markets were lower today, with canola finishing $2.40 per tonne down on the March ICE contract, closing at $473.40. The rest of the 2019 canola contracts were off between $2 and $2.80 with January 2020 down 70 cents, hanging in a $498.30. It was canola chasing soy down, as the markets looked for positive […] Read more

Feed markets steady amid cold Alberta weather

Winnipeg – Excessively cold temperatures in Alberta may be causing headaches for both feed grain buyers and sellers, but prices remain relatively steady for what is moving. The cold weather hasn’t really led to a significant increase in demand, but “it’s definitely made the farmer grumpy,” said Brandon Motz, of CorNine Commodities in Lacombe, Alta. […] Read more


Wheat bids mixed in Western Canada

Winnipeg – Western Canadian wheat bids were mixed during the week ended Feb. 14, with a steady tone in Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) bids and losses in Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) wheat as U.S. futures moved in opposite directions and the Canadian dollar weakened slightly. Average Canadian Western Red Spring (13.5 percent CWRS) […] Read more

Speculative selling drops canola; wheat fairly steady

Winnipeg – ICE Futures canola contracts were weaker on Friday, finishing right above major chart support as speculators added to their net short positions. The nearby March contract settled at C$475.80, which was right above major support around C$475.00 per tonne. Large supplies and a lack of significant buying interest contributed to the declines, with […] Read more