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Canola fund short position continues to grow

MarketsFarm — Fund traders remained on the short side in the ICE Futures canola market during the week ended Tuesday, adding to their large net short position, according to the latest commitment of traders (CoT) report from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). According to the latest report, managed money and other reportable speculators […] Read more

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U.S. grains: Corn up on China buying, flood worries

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures rose to a 3-1/2-week high on Friday as China booked its largest purchase of the grain in more than five years and as flooding in the western U.S. Midwest raised concerns over spring planting. Technical selling and profit-taking later pulled corn from the highs, although the market closed […] Read more





Crop insurance deadline coming up

Crop dollar values are generally slightly higher, while premiums on average are down seven per cent

The deadline for making crop insurance changes for the coming season, or enrolling for the first time, is nearly here. The March 31 deadline is a Sunday this year so Manitoba farmers have until Monday, April 1, says David Van Deynze, vice-president of insurance operations at the Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation (MASC), which administers the […] Read more


Carbon tax fix needed for ag fuel card locks

KAP was hoping changes would be in this week’s budget

Farmers are lobbying the federal government to make sure they don’t have to pay its carbon tax when filling up at purple-fuel card locks. Farm fuel is exempted from the tax that takes effect April 1, but as things stand farmers will have to pay when they use an agricultural fuel card lock, Keystone Agricultural […] Read more







Monthly Canadian canola crush well below average

MarketsFarm — Canada’s monthly canola crush hit its lowest level in 1-1/2 years in February, according to the latest crushing data from Statistics Canada. The agency reported that 635,526 tonnes of canola were crushed in February 2019. That was down by nearly 200,000 tonnes from the January level and compares with the monthly average over […] Read more