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Between the Rows: Tech, teaching and tonnage

Between the Rows: Tech, teaching and tonnage

It’s no secret that technology companies have placing agriculture-related bets in recent years, but their total investment in startups is down from its 2015 peak. Has Silicon Valley cooled on agriculture or will it keep pushing at what some describe as tech’s “last frontier?” On this week’s episode of Glacier FarmMedia’s new podcast Between the […] Read more

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

Canola crush margins continue downward slide

CNS Canada — Canola crush margins have continued their downward slide, falling to their lowest levels in 10 months over the past week. As of Friday, the Canola Board Crush Margins calculated by ICE Futures Canada were at about $86 above the March contract, which compares with levels a month ago of roughly $126. Crush […] Read more


ICE weekly outlook: Canola runs into headwind

CNS Canada — ICE Futures Canada canola contracts are running into major upside resistance from a chart standpoint, with a turn lower more likely than additional gains in the near term. “The demand component for canola remains quite strong, although domestic crush margins have diminished,” said Mike Jubinville of ProFarmer Canada. Soyoil futures at the […] Read more

(Photo courtesy Canola Council of Canada)

Canola crush margins tumble

CNS Canada — Canola crush margins dropped by more than $30 per tonne over the past two weeks, which may be putting a damper on end-user demand. As of Thursday, the Canola Board Crush Margins calculated by ICE Futures Canada were at about $100 above the March contract, which compares with levels only two weeks […] Read more



Richardson International’s canola crushing facility at Lethbridge, shown here in July 2016. (Photo courtesy Richardson International)

Canola crushers running at full steam

CNS Canada — Canadian canola crushers showed no signs of slowing down their record pace over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, with the weekly crush topping 200,000 tonnes for only the second time ever. The canola crush during the week ended Wednesday came in at 200,294 tonnes, according to the most recent Canadian Oilseed […] Read more