March Classic early bird winner

GUELPH, ON (February 8, 2013) – Grain Farmers of Ontario would like to congratulate Jim Duffy from District 3 for winning the March Classic Early Bird draw! Jim has won a bottle of Ontario Collingwood Whisky and a Petro Canada Preferred Price Fuel Card.

A second early bird draw will be held for everyone who registers for the March Classic before the end of February. The prize for this draw will be a Petro Canada Preferred Price Fuel Card. With the Petro Canada Fuel Card, the winner will be able to enjoy a discount of 25 cents per litre for 100 litres of fuel at any Petro Canada location.

The 2013 conference theme is Ontario’s Grain Industry: Generations of Success with world-class speakers discussing issues of politics, grain markets, and succession planning. Key speakers include, Evan Solomon, host of CBC’s nightly series Power & Politics, Elaine Froese, farm succession planner and Ron MacLean from Hockey Night in Canada.

The March Classic is the largest grain-focused conference in Eastern Canada drawing over 500 attendees from farms across Ontario. This year the conference will be held Monday March 18 at the London Convention Centre. You can register online by visiting With over 50 different agricultural exhibitors booked, this year’s March Classic is on track to be the biggest event yet, this is an event you won’t want to miss!

Grain Farmers of Ontario

Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 corn, soybean and wheat farmers. The crops they grow cover 6 million acres of farm land across the province, generate over $2.5 billion in farm gate receipts, result in over $9 billion in economic output and are responsible for over 40,000 jobs in the province.


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Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Commodity Period Price Weekly Movement
Corn CBOT May 3.87 ↑ 13 cents
Soybeans CBOT May 10.65 ↑ 10 cents
Wheat CBOT May 4.97  02 cents
Wheat Minn. May 6.20 02 cents
Wheat Kansas May 5.34  12 cents
Chicago Oats May 2.64  06 cents
Canadian $ March 0.7731 ↓ 0.65 points

Cash Grain prices as of the close, March 7, are as follows: SWW @ $238.66 ($6.50/bu), HRW @ $233.91/MT ($6.37/bu), HRS @ $248.62/MT ($6.77/bu), SRW @ $231.54/MT ($6.30/bu).

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Market Trends Report for March-April 2018

Monday, March 12, 2018

March is often a time in the grain markets where we can see movement in the production area of South America, which can be impacted by weather events. The big US crop has long been put away and is slowly moving out to end-users across the greater hinterland. Problems in Argentina with severe drought conditions have dominated the landscape over the last 30 days as prices have gone up to become much more volatile based on this weather market. Increasingly so, farmers need to watch the weather maps of South America to get clues of production conditions in the southern hemisphere.

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The USDA is starting in on their projection season. On February 22nd during their Outlook forum predictions for 2018 corn and soybean acres came in equally at 90 million acres. So let the games begin. An even bigger USDA report will come March 29th when the USDA releases its prospective plantings report. Markets will be focused on that day to see if there are any surprises.

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