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Aug. 19 – ProFarmer Crop Tour Goes Head-to-Head with USDA
August 19, 2019 Brennan Turner
As the 2019 ProFarmer crop tour starts its annual trek this morning through corn and soybean fields in the Midwest, grain markets are starting the week out in the red.
Aug 7 – The Trade War Reaches a New Intensity
August 07, 2019 Brennan Turner
Grain markets are mostly in the green as they rebound from trade war volleys tossed between Washington and Beijing over the past week.
July 29 – Do U.S. Soybean Exports Have Any Upside?
July 29, 2019 Brennan Turner
Grain markets this morning are in the green, as weaker U.S. corn and soybean exports data are getting trumped by weather and production concerns.
June 5 – How Will China Play the Plant 2019 Debacle?
June 05, 2019 Brennan Turner
Grain markets are all in the red this morning as the complex see-saws on latest spats between China and America, the latest weather forecasts, and declining Plant 2019 possibilities.
May 17 – Canadian Soybean Exports Next on China’s Hit List
May 17, 2019 Brennan Turner
Canadian soybean exports are seemingly next on China’s hit list as grain markets are grappling with a trade war between opposite sides of the Pacific Ocean.
Apr. 29 – Wheat Exports Unable to Help Wheat Prices
April 29, 2019 Brennan Turner
Despite some decent export numbers – grain prices are mostly in the red this morning, following last week’s down performance.
Apr. 26 – Weather and Pork Problems Feeding Grain Prices
April 26, 2019 Brennan Turner
Grain prices are mixed again this morning as the complex tries to acknowledge that weather is having an impact on the start of Plant 2019.
Apr. 22 – Wheat Prices in for Tough 2019/20 Crop Year
April 22, 2019 Brennan Turner
Grain markets this morning are mostly lower, led by wheat prices, which continue to have a hard time finding any legs this month.
Apr. 18 - Will Canola Exports in 2019 Echo 2018 Soybeans?
April 18, 2019 Brennan Turner
Grain prices this morning are mixed ahead of the Easter long weekend, which gives us a moment to reflect on some macro trends, namely canola exports today.
Apr. 15 – Are Feed Barley Prices the Lone Shining Star?
April 15, 2019 Brennan Turner
Pushing to the middle of the month, Grain markets – even feed barley prices - are trying to rebound from the pullback in the complex lately.
Apr. 10 – Dull April WASDE Report Means Back to Weather
April 10, 2019 Brennan Turner
Grain markets this morning are mostly lower after the April WASDE report delivered by the USDA came out mostly as expected: bearish.
Apr. 5 – Do Soybean Prices Have Any Room to the Upside?
April 05, 2019 Brennan Turner
Grain markets in the red this morning with front-month soybean prices continuing to hover around that $9 USD/bushel mark in Chicago.
Apr. 3 – China Hits Canola Exports Again, Buys More Soybeans
April 03, 2019 Brennan Turner
Grain markets mostly in the green, but canola prices are not as Canadian canola exports took another negative hit from China this week.
Mar. 29 – Readying for Today’s Acres and Stocks Report
March 29, 2019 Brennan Turner
Grain markets in the green this morning ahead of today’s reports from the USDA on Plant 2019 acres and their quarterly grain stocks report.
Mar. 27 – Grain Markets Wait on USDA Yet Again
March 27, 2019 Brennan Turner
Ahead of some major reports from the USDA on Friday, grain markets this morning are mixed with only cereals trying to lead the complex back up, along with canola trying to steady itself.
Mar. 25 – Canola Prices Panic on China
March 25, 2019 Brennan Turner
Grain markets are slightly mixed, with canola prices continuing their downward slide, as the complex weighs flooding, China, and the Prospective Planting report this Friday.
Mar. 22 – The NOAA Expects Major Flooding; Should You?
March 22, 2019 Brennan Turner
Oilseeds are red but the rest of grain markets are in the green this morning following a bullish NOAA report. Canola prices have fallen like a baby giraffe out of the womb on some bad sentiment from China.
Mar. 15 – Plant 2019 Questioned from Many Angles
March 15, 2019 Brennan Turner
Grain markets are mostly lower despite some bullish factors starting to come into play, including potential changes to Plant 2019 and potentially deflating geopolitical risk.
Mar. 8 – Can the March WASDE Report Stop the Bleeding?
March 08, 2019 Brennan Turner
Grain prices this morning are mostly in the green as the complex awaits the March WASDE report with the hope that it can stop the bleeding we’ve seen this week.
Mar. 6 – Grain Markets Wandering Ahead of WASDE
March 06, 2019 Brennan Turner
Grain markets are lower as complex continues to factor in weather concerns and the proverbial geopolitical risk can being kicked down the road.
Mar. 4 – Can Canola Prices Minimize Losses to Soybeans?
March 04, 2019 Brennan Turner
Grain markets this morning are mixed, led by the divergence in soybean and canola prices, with the latter now down almost $25 CAD/MT since last Monday.
Mar. 1 - Wheat Exports Mixed, Oilseeds Look for Direction
March 01, 2019 Brennan Turner
Grain markets this morning are quite mixed (just like wheat exports you could say) as, with flipping the calendar to March, the hope is that grain prices can rebound from the last few days of selling.
Feb. 25 - USDA Kickstarts Busy Week for Grain Markets
February 25, 2019 Brennan Turner
Grain markets this morning are mostly green on fresh headlines from the USDA and on the U.S.-China trade war potentially coming to an end.
Feb. 20 – Are Feed Barley Prices Being Reined in by Corn?
February 20, 2019 Brennan Turner
Grain markets are mostly in the red today, with only corn prices finding a bid, which has had me thinking more about feed barley prices.
Feb. 14 – Will Trump Give Some Love to Grain Markets?
February 14, 2019 Brennan Turner
Grain markets this morning are mixed on this Valentine’s Day, we’re hoping to see U.S. Trump and China give the grain markets some love.
Feb. 4 – Will the U.S.-China Trade War End this Month?
February 04, 2019 Brennan Turner
Grain markets are mostly lower as no trade war talks this week, but getting some USDA data for the first time since mid-December!
Jan. 25 – Are Corn Prices Going to Slow Barley Exports?
January 25, 2019 Brennan Turner
Grain markets are mixed this morning, corn prices are continuing to find a way to squeak out some gains. Will that impact barley exports?
Jan. 22 - Pea Prices, Pulses Grab Attention on Day Off
January 22, 2019 Brennan Turner
Grain futures markets are back trading again – pea prices and the broader pulse complex caught our attention on the day off.
Jan. 16 - Grain Prices Find Hump Day Rebound
January 16, 2019 Brennan Turner
Grain prices are all in the green this morning after the last two days of selling, prompting the usual comments about bargain-buying.
Adjusting for 2019 Corn and Soybean Exports
January 16, 2019 Brennan Turner
With the USDA quiet on data reporting thanks to the government shutdown, is the market expecting more corn exports but less soybean exports?
FarmLead’s 2019 Flax Market, Prices Outlook
January 11, 2019 Victor Han
The flax market was able to squeak out some small gains in 2018 but Black Sea production gains limited upward price movement. Will that production trend disrupt the global trade?
FarmLead’s 2019 Oats Market, Prices Outlook
January 08, 2019 Victor Han
Prices have rallied to finish out 2018 but does this translate to bullish optimism for the oats market in 2019? Dig in with us!
FarmLead’s 2018 Pea Prices, Market Recap
December 29, 2018 Brennan Turner
As 2018 comes to an end, pea prices have started to find a bit of a rally, more than a year after India’s import tariffs came into effect.
FarmLead’s Review of 2018 Barley Prices, Market
December 29, 2018 Brennan Turner
Barley prices have impressed in 2018 as a shortage of both quality and quantity, and strong demand, helped elevate values.
FarmLead’s 2018 Flax Prices, Market Review
December 27, 2018 Victor Han
2018 saw Black Sea take the lead in global flax output, weakening Canadian flax prices, but smaller domestic acres helped stabilized values.
FarmLead’s 2018 Oats Prices, Market Review
December 27, 2018 Victor Han
Oat prices started out 2018 with some strength and then saw weather and harvest challenges boost values in late September to 5-year highs.
FarmLead’s 2018 Recap of Grain Markets, Prices
December 26, 2018 Brennan Turner
Grain markets in 2018 was unlike pretty much any other year that we’ve ever seen, mainly because of all the changes to trade policies.
Dec. 19 – Trade War Easing or Just Basic Grain Demand Needs?
December 19, 2018 Brennan Turner
Grain markets are lower this morning, some increased optimism about a trade war between the U.S. & China ending & strong bean buying.
Dec. 14 – Soybean Prices Remember Supply, Competition, Trade War
December 14, 2018 Brennan Turner
Grain markets are lower as the complex follows yesterday’s selling, soybean prices failed to find support after the big splash by China.
Dec. 5 - Soybean Prices Looking for Next Headlines
December 05, 2018 Brennan Turner
Grain markets are slightly lower this morning with front-month contract soybean prices still holding on above $9 USD/bushel, levels not seen since August when there were some crop production concerns.
Nov 30 - Soybean Prices Are Optimistic About Argentina
November 30, 2018 Brennan Turner
Soybean prices are leading grain prices higher this morning as the complex looks optimistically towards this weekend’s events at the G20 Summit in Argentina.
Nov 28 - Grain Prices Following Volatile Geopolitical Risk
November 28, 2018 Brennan Turner
Grain prices this morning are slightly in the green as the bargain buying from yesterday seems to be following into today’s trading ahead of the G20 Summit in Argentina.
Nov 23 - Canola Prices Digging a Deeper Hole
November 23, 2018 Brennan Turner
Except for canola prices trading on the ICE futures board, grain markets in the U.S. are only open for a few hours today because of the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday.
Nov 21 - Wheat Prices Looking for New Direction
November 21, 2018 Brennan Turner
Wheat prices are leading the grain complex lower this morning, albeit quietly as volume starts to die down today (and will likely stay soft ahead of the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday).
Nov 16 - The Effects of Weather, Trade War Ending
November 16, 2018 Brennan Turner
Grain markets this morning are very quiet, despite more buzz about the trade war potentially ending, a new record for U.S. soybeans crush, and an update on the weather.
Nov 9 - WASDE Report, China Surprises (a Bit)
November 09, 2018 Brennan Turner
Grain markets this morning are in the red as the complex reacts to a November WASDE report released yesterday that provided some surprises for U.S. yields and global ending stocks.
November WASDE - U.S Corn Yields Downgraded, Global Ending Stocks Surge
November 08, 2018 Victor Han
In the November WASDE, corn markets were caught off guard thanks to China’s revised domestic corn stocks and production numbers.
Nov 2 - Soybean Prices Rally into November
November 02, 2018 Brennan Turner
Soybean prices are leading grain markets higher this morning, following yesterday's gains on news that the trade war may end soon.
How the New NAFTA Will Impact Grain Prices
October 04, 2018 Garrett Baldwin
NAFTA 2.0 - the USMCA - is here. The obvious questions are (1) what's really changed and (2) how will it impact grain prices?
September 2018 Canola Prices Recap
October 01, 2018 Brennan Turner
Canola prices finished the month in the green. Harvest pressures continue to complement concerns about the ongoing glut of canola oil.
Sept 20 - StatsCan Gives (Usual) Bearish Surprise
September 20, 2018 Brennan Turner
Grain markets this morning are mostly down after yesterday’s day in the green; a bright spot amongst the bearish seasonality and ongoing trade battles.
August 2018 Grain Markets Recap - FarmLead (GrainCents)
September 01, 2018 Brennan Turner
Grain prices were under pressure in August as ongoing trade concerns continued to rattle confidence in the commodity markets
August 2018 Flax Prices Recap - FarmLead (GrainCents)
September 01, 2018 Brennan Turner
Flax prices in the month of August were slightly higher as the market started to pricing in a smaller Canadian crop and stronger exports.
August 2018 Canola Prices Recap - FarmLead (GrainCents)
September 01, 2018 Brennan Turner
Canola prices followed soybeans lower in August as concerns about U.S. trade relations with China continued to push pressure on the sectors.
August 16: China Optimism Thrusts Soybean Prices Higher - FarmLead
August 16, 2018 Garrett Baldwin
Soybean prices led the grain complex on Thursday, thanks to bullish rumors of a developing summit between U.S. and Chinese trade officials.
U.S Grain Export Prices Hit 6-Year Low
August 16, 2018 Victor Han
Export prices for U.S. grains have dropped to a 6-year low, thanks to volatility driven by the weather and uncertainty over trade war talk.
July 19 - Grain Markets Try to End Week in Green
July 19, 2018 Brennan Turner
Grain markets are mostly mixed this morning as the complex tries to finish the week in the green (which has been seemingly rare lately).
July 11 - Grain Prices Trying to Catch a Falling Knife
July 11, 2018 Brennan Turner
Grain prices this morning continue to drive lower as new trade war volleys make it even tougher to catch a falling knife.
June 29 - Grain Markets Ready for USDA, StatsCan Reports
June 29, 2018 Brennan Turner
Except for Kansas City wheat prices, grain markets this morning are in the green ahead of acreage reports out from the USDA and StatsCan.
June 15 - Trade, Grain Exports Entering Twilight Zone
June 15, 2018 Brennan Turner
Grain markets continue to have one of its worst weeks as concerns of a trade war and declining grain exports are weighing heavy on the complex.
June 11 - Heavy Political Weekend Outshining June WASDE
June 11, 2018 Brennan Turner
Grain markets this morning are mixed with two events driving the complex: tomorrow’s WASDE and this past weekend’s heavy political sparring.
May 29 - Grain Prices Fall After Trump Imposes Tariffs on China
May 29, 2018 Garrett Baldwin
Grain prices reacted negatively to news that the Trump administration plans to proceed with tariffs on about $50 billion of Chinese imports.
May 24 - Grain Markets Following Lead of Wheat Prices
May 24, 2018 Brennan Turner
Grain markets this morning are all in the green as a few different areas of bullish activity are supporting higher prices.
May 22 - Have Soybeans Been Saved from Armageddon?
May 22, 2018 Brennan Turner
Grain markets are mostly in the green this morning, especially driven by optimism in soybeans that more sensible thoughts are prevailing in Beijing and Washington.
May 17 - Grain Markets Divided on Rains
May 17, 2018 Brennan Turner
Grain markets this morning are in the green as the complex tries to rebound from what as a down day for most crops.
May 3 - Grain Prices Weigh Weather, Politics
May 03, 2018 Brennan Turner
Grain prices this morning are mostly in the red as the market weighs weather risk and a slower planting pace against geopolitical tensions.
April 2018 Peas Prices Recap
May 02, 2018 Adrian Uzea
Peas prices started to see a little bit of strength in the month of April on some better demand prospects. Let's dive in.
April 2018 Chickpeas Prices Recap
May 02, 2018 Adrian Uzea
Chickpeas prices continue to face bearish headwinds as we transitioned from March into April and now into May.
April 2018 Barley Prices Recap
May 02, 2018 Adrian Uzea
The outlook for barley prices was bullish in April, at least when it comes to feed barley prices. In Western Canada, it did extremely well!
April 2018 Oats Prices Recap
May 02, 2018 Garrett Baldwin
There was little news to report for most of the month but oats prices were volatile with the rest of the market.
April 2018 Soybean Prices Recap
May 02, 2018 Garrett Baldwin
For soybean prices, April 2018 will be remembered for its trade war talk and wild projections on soybean acreage.
April 2018 Corn Prices Recap
May 02, 2018 Garrett Baldwin
April was a critical month for corn prices as farmers begin planting and moving old crop to make way for the next harvest.
April 20 - Canola Prices, Other Grains Continue Erratic Ways
April 20, 2018 Brennan Turner
Grain prices are all in the red this morning, driven by canola prices and wheat prices seeing profits taken off the table before the weekend.
April 13 - Grain Markets Spooky on Friday the 13th
April 13, 2018 Brennan Turner
Grain markets this morning are mixed on this Friday the 13th as a myriad of factors are pushing prices around.
April 10 - Today’s WASDE Resets Grain Markets Goalposts
April 10, 2018 Brennan Turner
Today’s WASDE isn’t expected to show many fireworks, but grain markets are mostly lower ahead of it.
April 9 - USDA’s April WASDE Overshadowed by China
April 09, 2018 Brennan Turner
Despite a usually uneventful April WASDE coming out tomorrow, April 10, grain markets are giddy and in the green this morning.
Let's Take a Step Back from the Trade War Tantrums
April 07, 2018 Garrett Baldwin
China and the United States has engaged in a massive game of chicken, one that presents a lose-lose scenario for consumers in both countries. Especially US soybeans farmers and Chinese livestock producers (and in turn, the Chinese consumer)
April 6 - Grain Markets Uneasy Again With More Trump Tariffs
April 06, 2018 Brennan Turner
Grain markets are all in the red this morning as we’re seeing a bit of a Friday sell-off to cap off a volatile week.
April 5 - Grain Prices Recover from Breakneck Wednesday
April 05, 2018 Brennan Turner
Grain prices are all in the green, led by spring wheat prices, as the market bounces back to reality after a volatile Wednesday on proposed Chinese tariffs.
April 4: China Announces Soybean Tariffs on U.S. Producers
April 04, 2018 Garrett Baldwin
China announced that it will introduce 25% soybean tariffs among a long list of other restrictions on American agricultural products.
April 4 - Soybean Prices Plunge as China and USA Play Chicken
April 04, 2018 Brennan Turner
Soybean prices are leading grain markets lower this morning as China announced import taxes on 106 products, including soybeans.
April 3 - Grain Markets Remain Volatile on Acres, Trade Risk
April 03, 2018 Brennan Turner
Grain markets this morning are mostly in the green as geopolitical trade risk and USDA reports jostling for the position of what’s most important to grain prices: supply or demand.
March 2018 Soybean Prices Recap
April 01, 2018 Garrett Baldwin
It was a wild month for soybean traders watching the big board in Chicago. Soybean prices cratered leading up to the final days of March.
March 29 - Ready for a Heavy USDA Data Day?
March 29, 2018 Brennan Turner
The USDA will present its acres and stocks report later today, which is the last opportunity to trade this month and quarter.
March 27 - Grain Prices Climb on Lower Trade Risk
March 27, 2018 Brennan Turner
Grain prices are mostly in the green as the broader market is feeling less concerned about a US-China trade war happening.
March 26 - Gearing Up for USDA’s Prospective Plantings
March 26, 2018 Brennan Turner
Ahead of Thursday’s Prospective Plantings report from the USDA, grain markets are mixed, being also cognizant of the heightened geopolitical risk.
March 23 - Grain Prices Sit in Shadow of Trade War
March 23, 2018 Brennan Turner
Grain prices are all taking a heavy hit this morning as the grain market deals with effects of a trade war between China and America.
March 9 - Grain Prices Pull Back From Boring WASDE
March 09, 2018 Brennan Turner
Grain prices this morning are pretty much all in the red as speculative capital heads for the exits after a boring WASDE report yesterday.
March 7 - Taking Stock of WASDE Expectations, Prices
March 07, 2018 Brennan Turner
Grain markets this morning are mostly in the red as the complex positions itself for tomorrow's WASDE report, out at noon EST.
Oats Prices Fall Flat During February 2018
March 01, 2018 Garrett Baldwin
February oats prices were marked with little shift in price direction there were certainly a few headlines that could impact values in March.
February 2018 Corn Prices in Review
March 01, 2018 Garrett Baldwin
Corn prices ticked to their highest point since September 2017 last month thanks to ongoing dryness across Argentina and the United States.
February 28 - Recognizing Undertones in Soybean Prices
February 28, 2018 Brennan Turner
Soybean prices are leading the grain market again this morning, with winter wheat prices not far behind, thanks to ongoing drought concerns.
February 23: Soybean Prices Pop Again on Weather Woes and USDA Data
February 23, 2018 Garrett Baldwin
In Chicago, soybean prices pushed higher again Friday as traders continued to eye developments in South America and USDA figures for the year ahead in the United States. Let's dive into events happening at the Chicago Board of Trade.
The Most Important Thing You Can Do Before Plant 2018
February 20, 2018 Garrett Baldwin
With planting season right around the corner, there's more geopoltical AND grain price risk on the table than ever before. What's one to do?
February 14 - Grain Bulls Love the Weather
February 14, 2018 Brennan Turner
Grain markets this morning are mostly in the red as the complex pulls back after two bullish days of trading on Monday and Tuesday.
February 6 - Grain Markets Grasping at Straws
February 06, 2018 Brennan Turner
Grain markets this morning are mostly in the green with the focus on the potential for precipitation in North AND South American main grain-growing regions and grain stocks.
January 26 - Grain Prices Try to End Week in Green
January 26, 2018 Brennan Turner
Grain markets are somewhat mixed as the complex is trying to finish the week in the green, especially wheat prices!
January 23 - Soybean Prices Driving Grain Markets
January 23, 2018 Brennan Turner
Grain markets this morning are relatively mixed (but still driving by soybean prices) as the market slows down from some of the short-covering activity seen the last few trading sessions.
GrainCents 2018 Soybean Prices, Market Outlook
January 07, 2018 Garrett Baldwin
Soybean prices have been negatively impacted by large pipeline supply. Will 2018 see less production & more demand? Graincents explores.
GrainCents 2018 Corn Prices, Market Outlook
January 06, 2018 Garrett Baldwin
Corn prices in 2017 didn’t have too much opportunity for profitable sales. Will 2018 be any different? We explore in our GrainCents 2018 outlook
2017 Corn Market in Review
December 30, 2017 Garrett Baldwin
2017 was a record year for a lot of reasons in corn. Before we dig into what we expect in 2018, you need to understand the underlying factors
November 17 - Weather Keeping Bulls Out of Grain Markets
November 17, 2017 Brennan Turner
Today we look at the impact that weather might have on grain markets over the next few months, namely that in South America. We also dig into any optimism for flax prices, in addition to some early expectations for 2018 American corn and soybean acres. 
November 8 - What's Likely in Tomorrow's November WASDE
November 08, 2017 Brennan Turner
Today's FarmLead Breakfast Brief looks at malt barley prices, what's likely in tomorrow's November WASDE report for soybeans, and if corn prices are going to rally or not.
November 6 - Grain Prices Nearing Bottom?
November 06, 2017 Brennan Turner
Will grain prices be impacted by this week’s November WASDE grain report? We look into several scenarios, fresh wheat demand, and bullish indicators for canola prices and soybean prices.
The Most Bullish Thing About Soybean Prices… Isn’t China
November 04, 2017 Garrett Baldwin
In this FarmLead Insights piece, we dig into into the the uncertainties of the soybean market, notably what could be the most bullish and what could be the most bearish.
October 18 - Grain Prices Backing Off Again?
October 18, 2017 Brennan Turner
This morning we're looking bearish pressures that are forcing bulls to back down. We also announce our US GrainTests.com store. Finally, we explore Chinese crop subsidies, Brazil's soybean exports, and what to expect with NAFTA and nitrogen prices.
Are You F***ing Kidding Me Russia?
September 22, 2017 Garrett Baldwin
Russia's rise to Global Wheat King has been nothing short of impressive...and they have a lot of room left to grow.
August 18 - Friday’s Update from the Chicago Board of Trade
August 18, 2017 Garrett Baldwin
The 2017 crop tour starts next week. Global markets relaxed a bit after Steve Bannon announced he'd be resigning. The CBEO Volatility Index fell by 15% and markets were upped thanks to strong consumer sentiment reading.
August 17 - Uptick in Buying Presses Soybeans Higher
August 17, 2017 Garrett Baldwin
Talk of the solar eclipse dominated talks rather than the usual topic of soybean prices. Grain prices were mixed today due to the volatility index surging up to 24%.
July 17 - Corn Prices Fall on Weather Outlook
July 17, 2017 Garrett Baldwin
It wasn't a surprise China's economy grew faster than what analysts anticipated. Because of this news, Monday's markets were relatively flat. Grain prices experienced a decline as the hot weather starts to become an important factor.
July 13 - Crop Prices Hit By Another Selloff
July 13, 2017 Garrett Baldwin
The wet weather around the country effected market prices on Thursday. Corn, soy, and wheat prices all fell on the day after consistent momentum from earlier in the week.
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