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Feed weekly outlook: Offshore demand still lifting Prairie barley

MarketsFarm — Solid offshore demand for Canadian barley remains the key driver in the domestic feed market, keeping prices high. “It’s certainly not driven by southern Alberta, it’s driven by Vancouver and the export business,” said Allen Pirness, of Market Place Commodities in Lethbridge, on the continued strength in barley bids. Typically, arbitrage opportunities would […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soybeans fall, pressured by fund selling

Brazil, Argentina showers ease soy, corn supply concerns

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago soybean futures fell on Wednesday, touching their lowest in more than a week, pressured by technical selling combined with rains across South America, which eased supply concerns. Corn followed, also pressured by beneficial South American rains, while wheat ended lower, but was supported by export optimism. The Chicago Board of […] Read more



Argentina lifts corn export ban

Export suspension to be replaced with 30,000-tonne sales cap

Buenos Aires | Reuters — Argentina has lifted a suspension on corn exports announced in December and will opt instead for a temporary 30,000-tonne daily cap on sales abroad, its agriculture ministry said on Monday, backing off the more restrictive measure that had infuriated farmers in the South American grains powerhouse. The world’s No. 3 […] Read more


U.S. grains: Wheat soars as Russia eyes export curbs

Tightening supplies underpin corn, soybeans

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures surged on Friday on concerns about thinning global supplies after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) slashed its grain stocks outlook and as top supplier Russia pondered export curbs. Corn and soy futures also rose as tightening supplies, particularly of soybeans, and lingering concerns about South American crops […] Read more

Feed weekly outlook: Barley bids firm as feeders seek coverage through spring

MarketsFarm — Feed barley bids held firm through November in Western Canada, with higher prices for deferred delivery as feedlots work to secure supplies in the face of solid export demand. Spot feed barley bids in the Lethbridge, Alta. area have held in the $270-$275 per tonne range through November, said Jim Beusekom of Market […] Read more



U.S. grains: Corn, soy futures extend gains on China demand

CBOT September wheat eases

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean and corn futures rose on Friday, with soybeans hitting a one-week top as a pick-up in export demand for both crops, primarily from China, sparked speculative buying and short-covering, analysts said. Soybeans got an additional boost from surging palm and soyoil futures. But forecasts for beneficial rains in the […] Read more


China suspends beef imports from Cargill plant

High River plant on long list of blocked facilities

China has temporarily suspended imports of beef from Cargill’s major beef packing plant at High River, Alta., part of a long list of meat plants blocked in the last half of June. The Reuters news service on Monday published a list of meat packing plants from around the world which during June and early July […] Read more