Market Trends Commentary for May-June 2018

US and World

It is a time of year when grain farmers can’t get things done fast enough. Planters are rolling across US and Ontario farm country as farmers have hit the ground running. In the United States 29% of the American corn crop has been planted as a May 6th compared to 45% last year at the same time. About 15% of the American soybean crop has been planted compared to 13% at the same time last year. As farmers, we know that every year is different. Spring weather will certainly have an impact on this crop planting progress as we move ahead. Continue reading “Market Trends Commentary for May-June 2018”

Grain Farmers of Ontario Support New Renewable Fuels Mandates

Government’s Commitment to Clean, Sustainable Fuel the Right Move for Ontario

GUELPH, ON (April 18, 2018) — Grain Farmers of Ontario, the province‘s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario‘s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean, and wheat farmers, welcomes the Ontario government mandate to increase renewable fuel blending in gasoline. Continue reading “Grain Farmers of Ontario Support New Renewable Fuels Mandates”

Market Trends Commentary for April-May 2018

US and World

There is activity almost everywhere across the greater North American corn belt. The March 31st USDA report always serves as a starting gun on the crop year. In fact, row crops are up and growing in the American south. There are thousands of acres already planted in the southern Midwest. It is that time of year when markets crackle with uncertainty giving value to the risks yet to materialize. The April USDA report is usually a second thought to its bigger cousin on March 29th, but it does provide an updated opinion from the USDA with regard to foreign crops and US domestic stocks. Continue reading “Market Trends Commentary for April-May 2018”