Features

The value of corn

UNDERSTANDING MARKET INFLUENCES

CORN CAN BE a great crop to grow. In Ontario, our corn yields have been consistently increasing on an annual basis. According to Statistics Canada, in 2018 Canadian farmers planted approximately 3.6 million acres, which [Read more]

Features

Ontario wheat

MARKET ASSESSMENT

THE 2018 WHEAT crop was a high quality crop that met the needs of end users in terms of strong falling numbers, decent test weight, and good protein levels. For a full indication of wheat [Read more]

Features

Marketing plans

ADAPTING TO MARKET CHALLENGES

OBTAINING PREMIUM PRICES right at harvest time has been a given in recent years, but not during the bumper crop of 2018. In the past, producers could be relatively comfortable that they’d get a better [Read more]

Features

Targeted sales

MARKETING DON INFECTED CORN

MY FIRST HARVEST in the commercial grain elevator business was 1992. For the farmers who are too young to remember it, 1992 was an extremely cool summer and much of Ontario’s corn crop simply failed [Read more]

Also in this issue

Financial analysis

BMO ISSUES NORTH AMERICAN REPORT

DESPITE ONGOING TRADE concerns and rising business costs, Bank of Montreal (BMO) analysts say a favourable exchange rate between the Canadian and American dollar means Canadian grain producers face a positive market outlook. EXCHANGE RATE [Read more]

Features

Farm Market News review

TARIFFS TRUMP SOYBEAN PRICES

THE 2017—18 MARKETING year will be remembered for the tariff war between the United States and China. Already weighed down by the prospects of huge U.S. crops, the uncertainty over the trade situation applied further [Read more]

Business Side

Business side: No trespassing

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(J.M) HOW CAN FARMERS PREVENT TRESPASSERS ON THEIR PROPERTY? (K.S.) Whether intentional or not, trespassing occurs across rural Ontario. Simply defined, trespassing is the unlawful entry onto private property of another and can include conducting [Read more]

Business Side

Business side: AgPal.ca

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(J.M) WHAT IS AGPAL? (W.N.) AgPal (AgPal.ca) is a one-stop, web-based tool to help Canadian farmers and other industry stakeholders search and find information on provincial, territorial, and federal agricultural-related programs and services. Designed with [Read more]

Market Side

Market side: Futures trading basics

LESSON 39: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

THIS WILL BE our final article in our Market side series. I will continue to provide market analysis and trading insights through occasional feature articles within the Ontario Grain Farmer and updates through GrainTALK channels [Read more]