February 21, 2024

Chicago Close: Crop Futures Failed to Build on Tuesday’s Bounce

Crop futures sank on Wednesday, unable to build on the short-covering rally seen after the long weekend.

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February 21, 2024

Seasonal Tendencies: Understanding the Ups and Downs

In the realm of market analysis, understanding seasonal tendencies is valuable. Markets tend to ebb and flow with the seasons, and this cyclical nature can significantly aid in making informed marketing decisions.

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February 21, 2024

Managed Money Funds Heavily Short ... Everything

Periodically, we like to check the positioning of speculative funds in grain & oilseed futures markets. These days, the funds are generally short or extremely short by historical standards. While this doesn’t guarantee tha...

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February 20, 2024

Ag Groups Call for Return of Higher Interest-Free Portion on Loan Program

A pair of Saskatchewan farm groups are calling on the federal government to reinstate the higher limit on the interest-free portion of the Advance Payment Program for 2024.

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February 20, 2024

ICE Close: Canola Up for Second Session in a Row

Canola futures closed higher on Tuesday, posting gains for the second straight session.

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February 20, 2024

Chicago Close: Wheat Leads Way Higher on Short Covering

Wheat led the way higher as Chicago crop futures posted gains in the return to trading on Tuesday following the Presidents Day holiday weekend.

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February 20, 2024

Lentil, Pea Ending Stocks Up from January

Canadian lentil ending stocks for 2023-24 will still be down from the previous year, but not as tight as previously expected.

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February 20, 2024

Barley Ending Stocks Expected Heavier; Wheat, Oats Lighter

Agriculture Canada is forecasting heavier barley stocks at the end of the 2023-24 crop year, but lighter inventories of wheat and oats.

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February 20, 2024

Slowing Food Price Gains Help to Cool January Inflation Rate

A slower gain in food prices was a significant contributing factor as the Canadian inflation rate came in lower than expected in January.

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February 19, 2024

Prairie conditions ripe for a winter cereals wreck

Minimal snow cover, frigid temperatures in mid-January and above-average temperatures after that may have set the stage for winterkill in winter crops. Read more on the concern for winter cereals form this Manitoba Cooper...

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February 19, 2024

Online fusarium management tool due out this spring

Paul Bullock, who helped lead the development of a new online fusarium tool, said it is now expected to be rolled out to producers in Western Canada this spring. He expects the tool being developed by soil scientists at th...

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February 19, 2024

Wheat School: High head counts deliver high yield

Wheat yield is made up of many yield components ranging from thousand kernel weight to head size and kernels per head. But when it comes to driving higher yields, all those components take a back seat to the number of head...

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February 19, 2024

The Agronomists: Managing wheat midge with Drs. Santosh Kumar & Tyler Wist

Orange wheat blossom midge — or simply, the wheat midge — devastated spring wheat yields in the ’90s. Since then, wheat breeders have been working hard to build protection into wheat varieties. To help with tips to scout f...

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