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StatsCan report to provide clarity on 2020 crop production

MarketsFarm — Market participants and producers will be looking to Statistics Canada’s principal field crop report, due out Thursday, for clarity regarding 2020 crop yields. “We’re looking to see how severely the heat damaged the crop, and how yield estimates were tempered later in the growing season,” said Jerry Klassen, an analyst in Winnipeg. Klassen



A Chinese ship is loaded with soybeans at Port of Santos May 19, 2015.

Domestic and export demand support canola

Guided by bullish chart signals, speculators are adding to their long positions

ICE canola futures kept climbing during the week ended Nov. 20, hitting multi-year highs and showing no signs of slowing the uptrend. Aside from a brief blip on the charts in 2017, when the July contract was expiring, the nearby canola market has not traded above $550 per tonne for any extended period of time since 2013. January canola first settled

ICE weekly outlook: Canola stronger at midweek

MarketsFarm — ICE Futures canola contracts were stronger on Wednesday, making up losses incurred earlier in the week. The nearby January contract closed Wednesday at $578.90 per tonne, gaining a few dollars after losing $7 in the prior day’s trade. Keith Ferley of RBC Dominion Securities in Winnipeg said canola’s losses were due to chart

October crush numbers up, canola record set

MarketsFarm — Canadian oilseed processors crushed a record amount of canola during October 2020, according to the latest data from Statistics Canada. Increases were reported throughout the canola and soybean crushes when comparing this October with October 2019. October 2020 saw 931,060 tonnes of canola crushed, which bested the previous record of 899,331 tonnes set


Crop stocks forecasts mostly unchanged in AAFC supply/demand report

Corn carryout revised upward

MarketsFarm — Updated crop supply/demand tables from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, released Friday, included only minor changes from the previous month. Larger adjustments are expected after Statistics Canada releases its final production numbers for the year on Dec. 3. Canola and all-wheat ending stocks for the 2020-21 marketing year were both left unchanged at 2.25

Optimum GLY canola getting closer to market

Corteva’s new canola trait will allow farmers to apply higher doses of glyphosate along with a longer application period

CROPS Corteva’s new canola trait will allow farmers to apply higher doses of glyphosate along with a longer application period

Corteva expects to commercialize its new Optimum GLY canola by 2022, giving western Canadian farmers more options and flexibility to control hard-to-kill weeds. Optimum GLY canola can tolerate higher doses of the non-selective herbicide glyphosate applied longer into the growing season, Kerry Freeman, Corteva’s canola category leader, said in an interview. “It’s going to allow

Grain Growers of Canada lobby Parliament Hill

Agriculture can help restart Canada's economy and the federal government help by addressing some issues, group says

Agriculture can help revitalize Canada’s post-COVID economy, but the federal government should clear the track for it. That means updating regulations to encourage technological innovation, improving market access for agricultural exports and recognizing farm practices that help the environment, Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) says. The organization, which represents 15 regional, provincial and national grain


Unusually warm temperatures for this time in November have kept farmers’ attention off selling their crops, in turn pushing canola prices higher.

Canola gets bounce off soybeans’ gains

Uncertainty also continues over U.S. soybean acreage

ICE Futures canola made significant gains during the week ended Nov. 5, after starting the week in the red. Canola prices started the week at $534.90 per tonne, with the January contract losing over $7 per tonne. However, unseasonably balmy weather and support from comparable vegetable oils gave prices a much-needed boost throughout the week, and the January

ICE weekly outlook: Bull market in canola’s grasp

That said, watch for cracks in demand side of equation

MarketsFarm — Canola is deeply in the hold of a bull market that could push nearby contracts to $575-$580 per tonne, according to Errol Anderson of ProMarket Communications in Calgary. “A bull market always needs to be fed and it keeps getting fed,” Anderson said, referencing the November supply and demand report from the U.S.