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Prairie cash wheat: Bids track rally in U.S. futures

Loonie up by a third of a cent on the week

MarketsFarm — Spring wheat bids in Western Canada climbed higher during the week ended Thursday, as a rally in U.S. futures more than countered any bearish influence from a rising Canadian dollar. Average Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS, 13.5 per cent protein) wheat prices were up by $11.50-$13 per tonne, according to price quotes from […] Read more



U.S. grains: CBOT corn touches 7-1/2-year high

Chicago wheat, soybeans down on profit-taking

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures rose 1.4 per cent on Wednesday, hitting a 7-1/2-year high with the market focused on prospects for tight global supplies after the U.S. Department of Agriculture cut production estimates for the U.S., Brazil and Argentina. “The number on corn was a game changer yesterday,” said Dan Smith, senior […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soybeans set fresh high on supply worries, technical buying

Chicago wheat, corn also close higher

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures soared on Tuesday, climbing to fresh 6-1/2-year highs on a mix of fund-driven technical buying and worries about South American supplies, analysts said. Corn followed soybeans higher but stayed below psychological resistance at the $5 per bushel mark (all figures US$). Wheat rose about two per cent, setting […] Read more


Prairie cash wheat: CWRS bids rise with U.S. futures

MarketsFarm — Spring wheat bids in Western Canada were mostly higher during the week ended Thursday, with gains in U.S. futures countered somewhat by ongoing strength in the Canadian dollar. Average Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS, 13.5 per cent protein) wheat prices were down $2 to up $4 per tonne, according to price quotes from […] Read more

Prairie cash wheat: Prices mixed

MarketsFarm — Wheat bids in Western Canada were across the board during the week ended Thursday. Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) wheat was mixed, Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) was higher and Canada Western Amber Durum (CWAD) lower. Gains in U.S. wheat markets provided support while strength in the Canadian dollar weighed on values. Average […] Read more


Prairie cash wheat: Bids mixed

MarketsFarm — Wheat bids in Western Canada were mixed during the week ended Thursday, with Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) wheat mostly stronger while losses were seen in Manitoba. Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) and Canada Western Amber Durum (CWAD) wheats were on either side of unchanged. Average CWRS (13.5 per cent protein) wheat prices […] Read more

U.S. grains: Wheat posts weekly dip as supply worries ease

Corn, soy futures also lower

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures fell more than one per cent on Friday and recorded a weekly loss as expectations for bumper wheat harvests in Australia and Canada tempered fears of tightening global supplies. Corn and soybean futures declined on forecasts for beneficial rains in northern and central Brazil, although worries about dry […] Read more


CWB class-action suit a step closer to litigation

Manitoba Court of Appeal overrules lower court, allows case to seek certification

A proposed class-action lawsuit against the federal government and G3, alleging millions of dollars of farmers’ money was improperly used to privatize the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) in 2012, is a step closer to certification and litigation, says Stewart Wells, chair of the Friends of the Canadian Wheat Board, which is backing the suit. The […] Read more

U.S. grains: Wheat futures hit two-month low

Soybean, corn futures also decline

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago wheat futures hit a two-month low on Tuesday, pressured by improving U.S. winter wheat crop ratings, strong export competition and rising estimates of Australia’s harvest, analysts said. Corn and soybean futures also sagged, retreating from early strength as traders focused on forecasts for welcome rains in South American crop regions. […] Read more