GRAINS: Soybeans hit over one-week high, U.S. old-crop supply tightens — July 23, 2014

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Reuters — Front-month soybean futures rose to their highest level in more than a week on Wednesday, supported by firming U.S. cash markets as supplies of old-crop soybeans dwindle with the autumn harvest still about two months away, traders said. Corn futures fell to a fresh four-year low while wheat was mixed in choppy trade. […]


Manitoba Insect and Disease Update: July 25, 2014

Manitoba Agriculture’s weekly Insect and Disease Update is now available.Visit the MAFRD website for full text and images. Highlights: Goss’s wilt and leaf blight disease are showing up in corn. Ergot disease infection is now showing up in fall rye and grasses. Blackleg infection on lower stems/roots on canola is showing up. Downy mildew on sunflowers […]


ICE Canada weekly outlook: canola under pressure, for now — July 23, 2014

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CNS — ICE Futures Canada canola futures moved lower in sympathy with the weakening Chicago soy complex during the week ended July 23. And, the canola futures market will likely remain under pressure if soybean and other oilseed futures move lower in the near term. “Until the (Canadian canola) production is more certain, the futures […]


ND wheat tour continues — yields variable in northwest — July 23, 2014

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Bowbells, North Dakota/Reuters — Spring wheat yield potential in northwestern North Dakota was seen as variable, with much of the crop behind its typical development schedule following late planting, scouts on an annual tour found on Wednesday. On one route through Ward, Mountrail and Burke counties, scouts on the Wheat Quality Council’s annual tour projected […]


Slow sales, transportation keep Prairie feed grain supported — July 23, 2014

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CNS — Feed grain prices are above milling prices in some areas of Western Canada right now due to complicated travel logistics and patient farmers, says an industry analyst. “Just in general right now, farmers aren’t really big sellers of crop,” said Charlie Pearson, a provincial crops market analyst at Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. […]


Tour sees ‘extraordinary’ wheat crop in North Dakota — July 23, 2014

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Bismarck, North Dakota/Reuters — Big spring wheat yields were projected in southern North Dakota as abundant soil moisture and cool weather helped foster crop development following an uneven planting season, scouts on an annual crop tour found on Tuesday. “I think we have seen an extraordinary crop,” said Dan Wogsland, executive director of the North […]


Rapeseed crop may not be as big as first thought in W.Europe — July 23, 2014

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London/Reuters — Rapeseed production in Western Europe looks set to increase this season but early promise may not be fully realized, crop analysts said on Wednesday. Crops were sown in favourable conditions, enjoyed a safe passage through winter and had healthy growth in the spring but yields have failed to meet expectations in both north-east […]


GRAINS: U.S. corn slides to 4-yr lows on bright harvest prospects — July 22, 2014

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U.S. corn futures drifted to fresh four-year lows on Tuesday, erasing early gains as favorable weather forecasts bolstered expectations for a bumper harvest, traders said. Wheat followed corn down. Soybeans closed mostly lower, led by new-crop months, but the spot August contract rose on export demand for U.S. soybeans and soymeal. At the Chicago Board […]


Ag Canada tightens grain/oilseed stocks projections — July 22, 2014

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CNS — Ending stocks of Canada’s major grains and oilseeds at the close of the upcoming 2014/15 (Jul/Nov) crop year will be tighter than earlier projections, according to updated supply/demand tables released by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s market analysis branch on July 22. The latest tables take into account the latest acreage estimates released by […]


Canadian wheat bids mixed despite continued U.S. losses — July 22, 2014

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Average bids for Canadian Western Red Spring (CWRS) wheat weakened slightly during week ended July 21 at a cross section of delivery points across Western Canada. However, Canadian bids lagged the U.S. futures to the downside and basis improvements were seen at many locations. On July 21, average spot bids for 13.5% CWRS across Manitoba, […]