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Bunge profit tops estimates on South American results

Chicago | Reuters — Agricultural commodities trader Bunge reported a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday as rising crop prices boosted farmer sales in South America and swelled margins in its large agribusiness segment, sending shares up more than three per cent in pre-market trading. But uncertainty about global trade and demand for Bunge’s food and


ICE weekly outlook: Canola correcting off lows

MarketsFarm — The ICE Futures canola market fell sharply over the last half of January but have turned the corner during the first few trading days of February. “I think we have room for some corrective gains,” MarketsFarm Pro analyst Mike Jubinville said of the recovery in canola. The March contract hit a session low

ICE weekly outlook: Canola gives back gains at midweek

MarketsFarm — Canola was bolstered by strong trade activity and profit-taking at midweek, though values remained rangebound. As of Wednesday, 144,500 canola contracts had traded hands, with the most activity concentrated in the January/March contracts. Spreading accounted for 124,790 contracts traded, which is about 86 per cent of the activity. Keith Ferley of RBC Dominion



Richardson to buy Wesson cooking oil brand

A household name in U.S. cooking oils is set to become part of Canadian grain handler and oilseed processor Richardson International. Chicago-based Conagra Brands said Tuesday it will sell its Wesson oil brand and related assets — including a 280,000-square foot U.S. processing plant at Memphis — to Richardson for an undisclosed sum. Wesson-branded retail

ICE weekly outlook: Canola awaits acreage report

CNS Canada — This week’s acreage estimates from Statistics Canada could bring an end to canola’s recent chart surge upward — or could give futures the impetus to move even higher. The dominant July contract closed Wednesday at $535 per tonne, a gain of $8 from the previous Wednesday’s close. Prairie farmers on Friday will

Smucker drops bid to buy Wesson Oil after U.S. objects

Washington | Reuters — J.M. Smucker Co. said on Tuesday it will abandon its plan to acquire Conagra Brands’ Wesson Oil brand after the U.S. Federal Trade Commission had moved to block the deal arguing it would likely lessen competition and violate anti-trust law. Mark Smucker, CEO of J.M. Smucker, said “it is not in


USDA report surprises oilseed market

Traders were expecting a lower yield number and when they didn’t get it, they reacted

ICE Futures Canada canola contracts may have finally topped out after the USDA’s monthly supply-and-demand report put the entire oilseed sector under pressure. Canola futures began climbing back in the early part of September, eventually rising above the $520-per-tonne mark. However, that changed on Thursday, November 9, when the USDA left its prediction for soybean

An up-and-down week for canola prices

Prices hit highs not seen since summer but fell back by the end of the week

ICE Futures Canada canola futures touched some of their best levels since July during the week ended November 3, but ran into resistance at the highs and were right back where they started by Friday’s close. The January contract hit a session high of $522.50 per tonne on November 2, but was back below the