Market Trends Report for September-October 2018

US and World

It is that time of year when combines are rolling. Across the great North American corn belt harvest is in full swing especially in the southern portions of the American Midwest. The US crop has had huge potential all year with successive USDA reports increasing yields. The actual litmus test is when combines hit the fields with anecdotal yield accounts. This will surely show up in future USDA reports. Continue reading “Market Trends Report for September-October 2018”

Ontario Grain Market Commentary for September 5, 2018

Commodity Period Price Weekly Movement
Corn CBOT December 3.65  08 cents
Soybeans CBOT November 8.38  01 cents
Wheat CBOT December 5.22 20 cents
Wheat Minn. December 5.49 02 cents
Wheat Kansas December 5.80 11 cents
Chicago Oats December 2.46 07 cents
Canadian $ December .7598 1.50 points

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Andrew David Schouten, January 20, 1986 – September 2, 2018

Grain Farmers of Ontario offers its deepest sympathies to the family and loved ones of Andrew Schouten, who passed away on September 2, 2018 at the age of 32. Andrew was a delegate for District 13 and had taken on the role of Treasurer this year for the District. His loss will be felt throughout the Ontario farming community.

Please read Andrew’s obituary here: Andrew David Schouten, January 20, 1986 – September 2, 2018.

GrainTALK Webinar: Cover Crop Management and Decisions

#graintalk presentation cover page - August 8 2018

Featuring Anne Verhallen, OMAFRA Soil Management Specialist, and Kris McNaughton, University of Guelph-Ridgetown. Hosted by Grain Farmers of Ontario on August 8, 2018. For more, visit the GrainTALK page. Watch the video: Continue reading “GrainTALK Webinar: Cover Crop Management and Decisions”

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”