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2016 Risk Management Program Calculator Now Available

GUELPH, ON (January 9, 2017) – The 2016 Risk Management Program (RMP) calculator is now available for download.

The RMP calculator is designed to help growers calculate the value of enrolling in the program. The calculator is based on both known figures (support prices, premiums) and producers own estimates of their expected harvest prices. Learn more about RMP and download the new version of the RMP calculator here.

If you have questions about the RMP Calculator, contact Rob Gamble, Chief Economist, Grain Farmers of Ontario by phone at (519) 767-2472 or email at rgamble@gfo.ca.

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Market Trends Report for April-May 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017

US and World

It is that time. In the United States and to a very limited amount in Ontario planters are rolling across farm country. With the bearish tone set in the market coming off the March 31st USDA projected plantings report, there is much interest in just how many acres American farmers will plant in 2017. For the week ending April 16, 2017, American farmers had approximately 6% of the US corn crop planted compared to 12% last year. It is early yet and weather has not cooperated throughout the American Midwest. As we move ahead, those weather concerns will define the crop mix and ultimately market prices.

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Grain Market Commentary for April 19, 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017

All of these reports include a weekly Ontario Wheat Market Commentary for the current season. Ontario Corn and Soybean Commentaries are also included; reflecting the overall Grain Farmers of Ontario perspective.


April 19, 2017

Commodity Period Price Weekly Movement
Corn CBOT May 3.62  04 cents
Soybeans CBOT May 9.50  02 cents
Wheat CBOT May 4.19  15 cents
Wheat Minn. May 5.37  10 cents
Wheat Kansas May 4.17  13 cents
Chicago Oats May 2.18  07 cents
Canadian $ June 0.7420  0.95 points

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