Market Side

Market side: Futures trading basics

LESSON 27: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

This monthly educational series will feature the basic workings of the futures and options markets and how they can be utilized to help farmers with risk management. GAP TYPES – PART ONE GAPS OCCUR AT [Read more]

Business Side

Business side: Insuring the business

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(J.M.) INSURANCE IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF RISK MANAGEMENT AND PROTECTING THE FARM BUSINESS. WHAT ARE SOME TYPES OF BUSINESS RELATED INSURANCE COVERAGE FARMERS SHOULD CONSIDER IN ADDITION TO TRADITIONAL FARM POLICIES? (L.N.) Farmers need [Read more]

Market Side

Market side: Futures trading basics

LESSON 26: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

This monthly educational series will feature the basic workings of the futures and options markets and how they can be utilized to help farmers with risk management. GAP THEORY Gaps are indicated on a chart [Read more]

Business Side

Business side: On-farm fire prevention

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(J.M.) WHAT ADVICE CAN YOU GIVE ONTARIO FARMERS TO MANAGE THE RISK OF FIRE? (J.Z.) There are four main contributors or (causes) to on-farm fires — faulty electrical/mechanical equipment, heating equipment, misuse of ignition sources, [Read more]

Market Side

Market side: Futures trading basics

LESSON 25: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

This monthly educational series features the basic workings of the futures and options markets and how they can be utilized to help farmers with risk management. FLAGS AND PENNANTS Flags and pennants are among the [Read more]

Features

Marketing wheat

DECISIONS AND STRATEGIES

ONE OF THE more significant market influencers in the Ontario wheat business is that 2016’s big crop is going to leave a large carry out of old crop wheat inventory as we move into the [Read more]

Features

Ontario corn into 2017

FOR ONTARIO CORN producers, the marketing challenge ahead is great. The story in the grains sector is one of great surpluses. In 2016, American farmers produced the biggest corn crop on record. With benign weather [Read more]

Features

2015-2016 market review

ALL ABOUT THE BASIS

WHEN LOOKING BACK at the last marketing year for corn, soybean, and wheat crops, the predictions for large grain supplies to weigh heavily on the markets were realized. But it could have been worse for [Read more]

Features

Barley intensification

CLOSE COST ANALYSIS REQUIRED

AT THE 2016 harvest, we saw much less barley come to market in the Guelph area. Many Ontario barley growers were down on average yields, but there were still a lot that were above average. [Read more]

Market Side

Market side: Futures trading basics

LESSON 24: TRIANGLE FORMATIONS

This monthly educational series will feature the basic workings of the futures and options markets and how they can be utilized to help farmers with risk management. THIS LESSON WE will discuss the descending triangle [Read more]