The News & What it Means – High Protein Spring Wheat May Offer Better Returns & IGC Counting on Lower Soybean Yields to Dampen Supplies

By John DePutter & Dave Milne – May 31, 2017

 

The news:

“The earliest reports from the start of the US hard red winter wheat harvest underscored industry fears of a second straight year of low protein, a factor that shifts the market’s focus to prospects for the North American spring wheat crop, a higher-protein variety.”

Reuters, May 30, 2017

The News & What it Means – Pessimism in the Soybean Markets & Tumbling Oil Prices

By John DePutter & Dave Milne – May 5, 2017

  

The news:

With big crops being harvested in South America and U.S. planted area set to increase dramatically, American producers have become decidedly more downbeat on soybean price prospects.

– Syngenta Farm, May 2, 2017
 

The News & What it Means – Farmland Values Increasing at a Slower Rate & Canadian Dollar Expected to Weaken

By John DePutter & Dave Milne – April 11, 2017

 

The news:

Canada’s farmland values showed an average increase of 7.9 % in 2016, compared to a 10.1% increase in 2015 and a 14.3 % increase in 2014.

– Farm Credit Canada farmland values report, April 7