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Argentina’s main corn, soy areas getting adequate rains

Reuters – Rains have been ample in key parts of Argentina’s breadbasket province of Buenos Aires, but they have been uneven and raised concern about crop yields in some isolated areas, a grower and climatologist said Feb. 3. The South American grains powerhouse is a major source of corn and soybean exports and Argentina’s top

ICE canola futures remain rangebound

Talk of more trade talks supports Chicago futures

The ICE Futures canola market flatlined during the second week of November, trading within a rather narrow sideways range and showing little incentive to break one way or the other. The steady tone came despite a sizable drop in Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) soyoil prices, as world vegoil markets backed off nearby highs. Soyoil


Watch agricultural commodity markets for seasonal patterns

Taking advantage of these trends to your benefit is both an art and science

Seasonality in farm commodity prices is a commonly followed market indicator and it makes some sense. Given crops are planted in the spring, subject to weather throughout the growing season and then harvested in the fall, they follow a natural pattern throughout the calendar year. But the more important question is: can you profit from

Canadian canola started the spring off dry, but has seen some beneficial moisture in many areas since.

Weather supportive for canola crops, albeit not for prices

Uncertainty also continues over U.S. soybean acreage

ICE canola futures fell hard during the week ended July 5, hitting fresh contract lows in the process as improving North American weather conditions weighed on prices and bearish technical signals had speculators adding to their short positions. The canola market was closed Monday for Canada Day while the Chicago futures market was closed on

Canola falls to new lows

Bearish charts and uncertainty over the Chinese market are weighing in

ICE canola futures fell to fresh contract lows during the holiday-shortened week ended April 18, as bearish chart signals weighed on values and the trade dispute between Canada and China showed no signs of improving. Heavy spread trade during the week saw traders roll out of the May contract and into July, which now holds



North American grain and oilseed markets are also keeping an eye on seeding weather as attention turns to the 2019-20 crop.


Canola may be vulnerable if CBOT soybeans decline

China’s block on canola is already baked into the market

ICE Futures canola contracts held reasonably steady during the week ended April 5, hovering above major long-term lows as traders contemplated the lack of Chinese demand and what the trade dispute means going forward. The bearish influence of China shuttering its doors to Canadian canola has been generally factored into the market, with lows possibly

Domestic canola crush levels are running at a steady pace, but exports are lagging due to tensions with China.

ICE canola finds support at low end of long-term range

World wheat carry-out is expected down from 2017-18 size

ICE canola futures fell to fresh contract lows during the week ended Feb. 22, but did manage to find some support to the downside as values eventually consolidated near the bottom edge of their long-term trading range. The focus in the futures has shifted from the March contract to the May, with intermonth spreading a


ICE Futures canola trended lower during the week ended Feb. 15.

Ungainly supplies, lack of demand dragging on canola

Assorted drama in the U.S. added a cautious tone to trade

ICE Futures canola contracts trended lower in the front months during the week ended Feb. 15, moving below chart support in the process as a number of factors conspired to weigh on values. The nearby March contract fell below the psychological $480-per-tonne level on Feb. 14, setting the stage for a test of the nearby

ICE Futures canola contracts trended higher over the course of the week ended Jan. 25, but canola is seen sluggish overall due to outside influences.

Export uncertainties keep canola trading rangebound

New estimates call for a one per cent rise in canola acres

ICE Futures canola contracts trended higher over the course of the week ended Jan. 25, as the market saw a chart-based recovery off of the yearly lows hit the previous week. However, canola remains rangebound and sluggish overall, largely taking its influence from activity in outside commodity and financial markets. Trade uncertainty kept a cautious