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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

USDA forecast puts soybeans in uncharted territory

Acreage is up but production down in the latest USDA monthly crop production report

Just when analysts thought they had figured out the pattern in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s U.S. soybean forecasts, the agency’s latest estimate broke form and created even more uncertainty in the market. In its monthly U.S. crop production report on Oct. 19, USDA increased harvested area of the oilseed by 740,000 acres but lowered


Partially hydrogenated oils on the way out

The federal government has served a year’s notice on partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) as ingredients in foods sold in Canada. Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor announced Friday that PHOs will be added to Canada’s List of Contaminants and Other Adulterating Substances effective Sept. 15, 2018, giving Canadian food processors and importers “enough time to find

Strengthening loonie beats strengthening vegetable oil

Rain on the Prairies is also bearish on canola futures

It was a volatile time for the ICE Futures Canada canola market during the week ended June 16 as the weight of the rising Canadian currency offset gains in vegetable oil. The most active November canola contract lost $6.70 to fall to $488.20 by Friday’s close. The nearby July contract lost just 50 cents as

Conagra to sell Wesson oil brand to Smucker

Reuters — Packaged food maker Conagra Brands said on Tuesday it would sell its Wesson cooking oil brand to Folgers coffee maker J.M. Smucker Co. for about US$285 million. Conagra will continue to manufacture products sold under the Wesson brand for up to one year following the close, after which Wesson will be merged into


ICE weekly outlook: Canola faces supply questions

CNS Canada — ICE Futures Canada canola contracts moved higher during the week ended Wednesday, as persistent weather problems in Western Canada and gains in world vegetable oil markets provided support. “The most important variable for the canola market is trends in the global vegetable oil markets,” said Mike Jubinville of ProFarmer Canada, noting tight




ICE weekly outlook: Canola establishes range

CNS Canada –– ICE Futures Canada canola suffered small losses during the week ended Wednesday, with both the July and November contracts chopping around the $520 per tonne mark. Losses in the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) soy complex weighed on canola. However, it lagged the U.S. market while receiving support from declines in the