Stories from our other publications

(Scott Bauer photo courtesy ARS/USDA)

Canada now avian flu-free

With no new cases in poultry since April and no farms in quarantine since July, Canada has officially declared itself free of avian influenza. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said Thursday it has informed the World Organization of Animal Health (OIE) that Ontario is free of notifiable avian flu. No new outbreaks of highly pathogenic […] Read More

(Photo courtesy Canada Beef Inc.)

U.S. livestock: CME live cattle mixed on better-than-expected cash prices

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures closed mixed on Friday after preliminary cash prices beat early-week expectations, lifting contracts from session lows, traders said. Spot October finished down 0.4 cent/lb. at 130.775 cents, and December was 0.35 cent lower at 137.325 (all figures US$). February finished up 0.225 cent at 139.4 […] Read More

Canola seed, oil and meal. (Photo courtesy Canola Council of Canada)

Weekly canola crush hits new record

CNS Canada –– Canola oil is flowing freely in Western Canada, with domestic processors crushing more canola in a single week than ever before, according to the latest data from the Canadian Oilseed Processors Association (COPA). The weekly canola crush hit 184,493 tonnes during the week ended Wednesday, which is more than 10,000 tonnes above […] Read More

( via Flickr)

U.S. grains: Soy jumps on USDA’s surprising cut in acres

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures jumped to a one-week high on Friday after the U.S. Department of Agriculture lowered its domestic production estimate more than analysts had expected. Corn futures touched a two-week low on bigger-than-expected U.S. production and inventory estimates in the agency’s monthly crop reports. USDA surprised traders in both markets […] Read More

Global markets: Commodity index jumps, Fed releases minutes

CNS Canada –– The following is a glance at the news moving markets globally. COMMODITY INDEX SEES BIGGEST WEEKLY ADVANCE SINCE 2012 — The Bloomberg Commodities Index advanced 3.9 per cent over the course of the week, led by a ten per cent increase in zinc prices. Zinc prices were buoyed by an announcement from […] Read More

(Photo courtesy Canada Beef Inc.)

Feed: Corn awaiting USDA, Sask. barley yields near average

CNS Canada –– Following are a few highlights in the Canadian and world feed grains markets on Friday, Oct. 9. • CBOT corn futures were posting small gains Friday morning, but were holding rangebound overall as traders were squaring positions ahead of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s monthly supply/demand report due out later in the […] Read More

Green peas. (

Pulses: Sask. harvest wraps, El Nino hits Australia

CNS Canada — Following are a few highlights in the Canadian and world pulse markets on Friday morning, Oct. 9. • Peas and lentils are both 99 per cent combined in Saskatchewan, according to the latest provincial report. Lentil yields are averaging 1,279 lbs./ac., which compares with 1,371 in 2014. Peas averaged 32 bu./ac., also […] Read More

North American Grain/Oilseed Review: Canola down, but well off session lows

By Phil Franz-Warkentin and Jade Markus, Commodity News Service Winnipeg, Oct. 9 – ICE Futures Canada canola contracts settled with small losses in most months on Friday, but were well off their session lows as the market saw some consolidation ahead of the Canadian Thanksgiving long weekend. The most active November contract had lost as […] Read More

ICE canola down, awaiting USDA report

By Phil Franz-Warkentin, Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Oct. 9 – Canola contracts on the ICE Futures Canada platform were weaker at midday Friday, as losses in the Chicago soy complex and a stronger Canadian dollar weighed on values. The USDA releases its monthly supply/demand data at 11:00 CDT, and the direction the soybean market […] Read More

ICE Canola Slightly Stronger Ahead Of USDA Report

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, October 9 – ICE Canada canola contracts were slightly stronger Friday morning as traders waited for the release of the USDA supply and demand report. Traders were reluctant to push values too far one way or the other ahead of Monday’s Thanksgiving Day Holiday in Canada. Soybeans […] Read More