Canola finishes flat, below $500

Western Canadian farmers were sitting on their hands and their canola. Buyers might have been interested, but producers weren’t with harvest about to start in earnest, beyond pulses and a bit of wheat. Futures positions were also slow to trade, as highly variable yields are being reported and the next Canadian acreage report will be […] Read more

Chicago corn and soy markets seeing little action

One trader isn’t expecting much movement on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) corn and soybean markets until harvest starts in the United States Midwest. “I’m looking (past) all the (information) that we see every day and hear. We wait until the combines roll, they tell you the truth,” said Scott Capinegro of Barrington Commodity […] 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

Chinese-American trade presses commodities down

Traders kept markets tight for a third day as Sino-American trade issues took their attention, sending soybeans lower, taking canola with them. Corn and wheat followed on Chicago. Drought conditions in Kansas and southern Iowa didn’t sway the markets away from a feeling that a very big crop is on its way to bins in […] Read more

Enumeration begins for next Alta. election

Alberta will have a provincial election in spring 2019, with the date yet to be announced, and voter enumeration is now underway. For the next two weeks Albertans can register to vote by giving information to Elections Canada, and after that door-to-door visits will begin on Sept. 8, the government announced. “Information is being collected […] Read more

Germany pledges up to 340 mln euros in farm aid after drought

HAMBURG – The German government will launch a special aid programme worth up to 340 million euros to help farmers after this summer’s drought massively damaged harvests, agriculture minister Julia Kloeckner said on Wednesday. Kloeckner said she had agreed special federal government drought aid of between 150 million and 170 million euros ($172 million and $194 million) […] Read more

Chinese demand pushes Arlon’s Brazil freight unit grain shipments 18%

SAO PAULO – Freight company Sotran SA Logistica e Transporte, a unit of U.S.-based Arlon Group in Brazil, expects its grain shipments to rise 18 percent this year due to Chinese demand for Brazilian soybeans and a strong dollar, an executive said. A trade spat between the United States and China supported demand for grain […] Read more