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CBOT November 2021 soybeans (candlesticks) with Bollinger bands (20,2). (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Soybeans ease as Midwest’s rains seen boosting crop

CBOT December corn up, wheat down

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures fell for a second straight session on Friday as rains were seen boosting harvest prospects in some dry areas of the Midwest farm belt. Wheat futures fell on profit-taking and spillover pressure from lower soybeans, although concerns about global supplies limited declines. Corn was lower much of the

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U.S. EPA recommends lowering 2020 biofuel mandates retroactively

Agency not confirming or denying sources' statements

Reuters — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recommended retroactively lowering biofuel blending mandates for 2020, two sources familiar with the matter said, after the agency on Thursday sent a proposal on the mandates to the White House for review. The move could provide immediate relief to oil refiners that have to comply with the


CBOT December 2021 oats (candlesticks) with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages (yellow, brown and black lines). (Barchart)

CBOT weekly outlook: Factors worth watching

Oats showing recent strength

MarketsFarm — Choppiness in Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) soyoil, a potential increase in corn prices and an upcoming production report from Statistics Canada are factors on which grains analyst Terry Reilly suggests keeping an eye. Soyoil has been hit by early reports that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was going to recommend to the

A view of Imperial Oil’s Strathcona fuel refinery from the North Saskatchewan River. (Imperial Oil photo via BusinessWire)

Imperial Oil lays out Alberta renewable diesel plan

Company would use 'locally grown' canola, soybean oils

Reuters — Imperial Oil, one of Canada’s biggest oil producers and refiners, on Wednesday outlined a plan to process vegetable oil into renewable diesel at its 191,000-barrel-per-day Edmonton-area refinery. The project, which still requires final approval, is part of majority-owner Exxon Mobil’s goal of producing more than 40,000 barrels per day of low-emissions fuels by

CBOT November 2021 soybeans (candlesticks) with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages (yellow, green and black lines). (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Soybeans, wheat gain in commodities rebound

Biofuel worries cap corn

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures firmed on Monday in a modest recovery from last week’s two-month low as crude oil markets rebounded and lifted soyoil prices more than three per cent, traders said. Wheat also gained as the U.S. dollar softened and as weekly export inspections topped trade expectations. Corn was flat to


CBOT December 2021 soybeans (candlesticks) with Bollinger bands (20,2). (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Soy, corn slide on macroeconomic fears, biofuel worries

CBOT, MGEX December wheats also down

Chicago | Reuters –– U.S. soybean futures fell to their lowest in nearly two months on Friday and corn set a near one-month low on macroeconomic concerns along with beneficial rains in the western Midwest and Plains, analysts said. Soyoil futures fell more than five per cent on reports that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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Fuel firm Marathon buys in on ADM soy crush plant

Marathon to process biodiesel from North Dakota plant's soy oil

Reuters — Marathon Petroleum and ADM announced on Thursday a joint venture to produce soybean oil that will be exclusively sold to Marathon for its renewable diesel plant. Refiners are on the hunt for secure access to feedstocks for renewable fuels amid supply constraints and soaring prices for fats, greases and oils. A joint-venture soybean

Stuart Watts, a director of Glenfiddich parent company William Grant & Sons, stands by a fuelling station next to their truck, that runs on whiskey-by-product based biogas, in Dufftown, Scotland.

Whisky waste used to fuel trucks

Glenfiddich makes 'one for the road'

Reuters – Scotch whisky maker Glenfiddich has begun converting its delivery trucks to run on low-emission biogas, made from waste products from its own whisky distilling process, as part of a “closed loop” sustainability initiative, the company announced in late July. Glenfiddich said it has installed fuelling stations at its Dufftown distillery in northeastern Scotland


Editor’s Take: The enemy of my enemy is my friend

Canadian farm publications — or Canadian farmers for that matter — don’t often heap well wishes on U.S. farm groups. While there are often shared interests there are also, all too often, bones of contention. From country-of-origin labelling (COOL) to dairy quotas, Canadian agriculture frequently finds itself under withering not-so-friendly fire from our southern neighbours.