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Prairie cash wheat: Prices a mixed bag

U.S. futures, loonie down on week

MarketsFarm — Wheat bids in Western Canada saw gains and losses for the week ended Thursday, due to declines in U.S. markets and a lower Canadian dollar. Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) wheat was mixed with some losses, but prices steady to higher in six of the Prairie regions. Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) was








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Feed weekly outlook: Grain prices softer ahead of harvest

MarketsFarm — Feed grain prices have softened ahead of harvesting season, due in part to improving growing conditions and a stronger Canadian dollar. Drought conditions earlier in the summer had threatened Prairie crop yields and buoyed feed grain prices, but the weather premium has subsided thanks to recent rains. “Rain showed us we’ll have a


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Feed weekly outlook: Weather buoys grain prices

MarketsFarm –– A dry spring on the Prairies, coupled with intensely wet weather south of the border, has frustrated producers and supported higher feed grain prices. Barley prices have rallied “quite strongly” due to dry weather observed across most of the Prairies, combined with tight supplies from previous years, said Nelson Neumann of Agfinity in

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Wide range of variations seen in Prairie cash wheat prices

MGEX, CBOT and K.C. July wheat futures were all up significantly on the week

Wheat bids in Western Canada were across the board for the week ended May 17. There were losses in Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) wheat, while Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) prices were mixed and durum (CWAD) prices were largely steady. Firmness in the Canadian dollar and gains in U.S. futures also pushed and pulled