Market Trends Report for August-September 2018

US and World

It has been a benign summer across the great North American farm belt. While there have been areas of weather anomalies such as drought and flooding the vast majority of cropland up until August 10th has had very good weather and crops are reflecting that. US crop condition ratings have been highly favorable throughout the summer and increasingly it looks like a tremendous crop in the United States. Continue reading “Market Trends Report for August-September 2018”

Ontario Grain Market Commentary for August 1, 2018

Commodity Period Price Weekly Movement
Corn CBOT September 3.66  07 cents
Soybeans CBOT September 8.91  25 cents
Wheat CBOT September 5.60  17 cents
Wheat Minn. September 6.06  19 cents
Wheat Kansas September 5.63  23 cents
Chicago Oats September 2.39 07 cents
Canadian $ September .7700  0.38 points

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Grain Farmers of Ontario Presents Rick Mercer at the March Classic 2019

GUELPH, ON (July 31, 2018) – Grain Farmers of Ontario, the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat farmers, today announces that Rick Mercer will be a keynote speaker at the March Classic 2019. The March Classic will be held March 19, 2019 at the London Convention Centre in London, Ontario. Continue reading “Grain Farmers of Ontario Presents Rick Mercer at the March Classic 2019”

Grain Farmers of Ontario Continues to Push Federal Government for Contingency Planning for Farmers

GUELPH, ON (July 27, 2018) – Grain Farmers of Ontario, the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat farmers, continues to urge the federal government that Canada be more active in helping farmers maintain their businesses in the event of financial loss from trade disputes with the U.S. Continue reading “Grain Farmers of Ontario Continues to Push Federal Government for Contingency Planning for Farmers”

Grain Farmers of Ontario Thanks New Ontario Agriculture Minister for his Efforts at FPT Meeting

GUELPH, ON (July 24, 2018) – Grain Farmers of Ontario, the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat farmers, extends its appreciation for the efforts of new Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Ernie Hardeman during last week’s Federal-Provincial-Territorial (FPT) Agriculture Ministers meeting. Continue reading “Grain Farmers of Ontario Thanks New Ontario Agriculture Minister for his Efforts at FPT Meeting”

Market Trends Commentary for July-August 2018

US and World

Every summer always presents challenges for the crop growing in the field. July weather is usually critical for corn production as we go through the very important pollination process. Generally speaking, the crop weather across United States corn belt has been benign setting up the possibility of very good crops in the United States. Parts of Missouri and southern Iowa are suffering from drought as of July 20th, but for the most part American crops are looking very good. The USDA weighed in on July 12th with their latest crop report. Continue reading “Market Trends Commentary for July-August 2018”