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Kubota to buy autosteer maker AgJunction

All-cash deal worth about $91 million

Autosteer and ag equipment guidance system maker AgJunction is poised to sell itself to farm equipment maker Kubota Corp. in a $91 million all-cash deal. Publicly-traded AgJunction, which is registered in Calgary but based at Scottsdale, Ariz., said Thursday its board has unanimously approved Kubota’s 75-cents-per-share proposal and recommended shareholders vote in favour. AgJunction would […] Read more

CBOT November 2021 soybeans (candlesticks) with ICE November 2021 canola (yellow line, left column). (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Soybeans touch last December’s lows

Soy, corn production bigger than previously expected, USDA says

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago soybean futures dropped on Tuesday to the lowest seen since December 2020, after a U.S. government report pegged soybean and corn production to be bigger than traders had previously expected. The monthly world agricultural supply and demand estimates (WASDE) report pegged the soybean crop at 4.448 billion bushels, and soybean […] Read more


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Cargill, ADM sell GrainBridge to ag software firm Bushel

'Network effect' expected in grains sector

An online service farmers use to manage grain sales with ADM’s elevators and processing plants across Canada — along with Cargill and ADM elevators in the U.S. — is under new ownership. ADM and Cargill, the two major U.S.-based agribusinesses that set up GrainBridge in 2019, announced Tuesday they’ve sold it to Bushel, a Fargo, […] Read more

CBOT November 2021 soybeans (candlesticks) with 10-, 20- and 100-day moving averages (yellow, green and black lines). (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Soybeans fall on expectations for bearish production report

Rising U.S. crude oil market helps limit soy price drop

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago soybean futures slumped on Monday, as traders jockeyed for position on what is shaping up to be a large U.S. harvest and ahead of what is expected to be a bearish U.S. production forecast this week. The benchmark Chicago Board of Trade November soybean futures contract hit technical resistance at […] Read more


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Prairie cash wheat: Bids rise with U.S. futures

MarketsFarm — Cash wheat bids across Western Canada moved higher during the week ended Thursday in sympathy with U.S. futures markets. The strength came despite a firmer tone in the Canadian dollar. Average Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS, 13.5 per cent protein) wheat prices were up by $11.40-$14.90 per tonne, according to price quotes from […] Read more

CBOT November 2021 soybeans (candlesticks) with Bollinger bands (20,2). (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Soybeans, corn weak, awaiting export news

December MGEX wheat up, CBOT wheat down

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures weakened on Friday, giving up gains made overnight on a lack of export news despite top buyer China returning to the market after a week-long holiday, traders said. Corn futures followed a similar trajectory and closed near session lows as investors waited for the U.S. […] Read more



File photo of a Conagra production facility at Oakdale, Calif., about 150 km east of San Francisco, on Dec, 18, 2015. (Photo: Reuters/Fred Greaves)

Conagra flags price increases to cushion inflation impact

Prepared foods firm raises sales forecast

Reuters — Conagra Brands said on Thursday it would increase prices again on its frozen meals and snacks to help cushion the blow of higher inflation, after the diversified food maker raised its annual sales forecast and topped quarterly results. Packaged food companies are grappling with inflation as the U.S. economy rebounds, while spending heavily […] Read more


CBOT November 2021 soybeans (candlesticks) with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages (yellow, light green and black lines). (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Soybean, corn futures rise

Chicago winter wheat futures weak

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures rose on Thursday, supported by signs of strong exports as more recently harvested supplies became available, traders said. Corn futures were firm, with investors staking out positions ahead of a key government report that will update the forecast for U.S. production. Winter wheat futures were […] Read more

Wheat being loaded onto a cargo ship in Vancouver in 2011. (File photo: Reuters/Ben Nelms)

Exports tumble as supplies simply not there

'There's very little to sell'

MarketsFarm — Cereal and oilseed exports out of Canada nosedived in August just as the 2021-22 marketing began, according to the monthly export report from the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC). At about 2.24 million tonnes, total grain exports were down 38.5 per cent overall compared to those in August 2020. “There’s very little to sell. […] Read more