Video: Canada’s agricultural markets updates – March 25, 2015

D’Arce McMillan, The Western Producer markets editor, monitors trends in the North American and global agricultural markets. Each week he hosts two markets videos, crops and livestock. The videos are designed to help viewers understand the forces responsible for changes in the trade. If agricultural markets are important to you, we have you covered. Crops: […] Read more


Video: Canada’s agricultural markets updates – January 22, 2015

D’Arce McMillan, The Western Producer markets editor, monitors trends in the North American and global agricultural markets. Each week he hosts two markets videos, crops and livestock. The videos are designed to help viewers understand the forces responsible for changes in the trade. If agricultural markets are important to you, we have you covered. Crops: […] Read more


Optimism too high in corn, soybeans

Grain markets are far too optimistic about South America’s pending corn and soybean crops, says a trader for a major grain firm. According to Jason Charles, who runs the export trading division of Land O’ Lakes Inc., the second largest co-operative in the United States, that means prices for those trend-setting commodities will be on […] Read more



Oat market signals too slow to affect seeding

Market isn’t attractive | Today’s prices aren’t encouraging growers 
to include oats as part of their crop rotations

The oat market needs to put up or shut up. It must put up prices that reflect the bullish reality of oat stocks, or be willing to shut up when supplies are perilously low, something happens and prices go through the roof. Because one way or another, farmers need to be convinced to grow oats […] Read more


U.S. report sparks acreage battle

Crop prices shoot higher | Rally could change seeding plans and cool market

Canola and spring wheat prices shot up in the wake of bullish U.S. seeding intentions and stocks reports but the bounce could be short-lived, according to a Canadian analyst. The grain trade was caught off guard by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s March 30 Prospective Plantings report. The forecast for 95.9 million acres of corn […] Read more



El Nino might replace waning La Nina

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — El Nino weather might return at full strength following a record breaking warm January for many parts of Canada and the United States. “There is a very strong probability we are going to go into El Nino this year,” Art Douglas, climatology professor emeritus at Creighton University in Nebraska, said during the […] Read more