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Grain Farmers of Ontario farmer-members are invited to attend two full-day marketing seminars on grain marketing: Intro to Futures & Options, as well as the more advanced Options & Technical Analysis.

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Seminars will be led by Marty Hibbs, grain merchandiser with Grain Farmers of Ontario. Hibbs is a 25 year veteran futures trader, analyst, and portfolio manager. He was a regular guest analyst on BNN for four years and is currently authoring the Market Side education series on futures trading basics in the Ontario Grain Farmer magazine.

City Date Venue Topic
Orangeville TBA* Best Western Plus Orangeville Inn & Suites Options & Technical Analysis
Peterborough February 5, 2018 Peterborough Lions Community Centre Intro to Futures & Options
Kemptville February 6, 2018 Somerville Conference Centre Options & Technical Analysis
Leamington February 13, 2018 Best Western Plus Leamington Options & Technical Analysis
Dresden February 14, 2018 Dresden Arena - Lambton Kent Memorial Hall Intro to Futures & Options
Ridgetown February 15, 2018 Ridgetown Arena - East Kent Memorial Arena Hall Options & Technical Analysis
London February 21, 2018 Stoneridge Inn & Conference Centre Options & Technical Analysis
Mount Forest February 27, 2018 Mount Forest & District Sports Complex Intro to Futures & Options

* The Orangeville seminar, which was previously scheduled for January 25, 2018, will be rescheduled to a future date.

Pre-registration is required. No walk-ins will be permitted. Register online at https://gfo1.typeform.com/to/vwAPAp. For more information, contact Marty Hibbs at 1-800-265-0550 or mhibbs@gfo.ca.

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Grain Market Commentary for January 17, 2018

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Grain Farmers of Ontario farmer-members are invited to attend two full-day marketing seminars on grain marketing: Intro to Futures & Options, as well as the more advanced Options & Technical Analysis.

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Commodity Period Price Weekly Movement
Corn CBOT March 3.53  04 cents
Soybeans CBOT March 9.69  15 cents
Wheat CBOT March 4.21  13 cents
Wheat Minn. March 6.12  22 cents
Wheat Kansas March 4.27  13 cents
Chicago Oats March 2.54  09 cents
Canadian $ March 0.8060  0.80 points

Cash Grain prices as of the close, January 17, are as follows: SWW @ $176.58/MT ($4.81/bu), HRW @ $181.14/MT ($4.93/bu), HRS @ $231.22/MT ($6.29/bu), SRW @ $176.58/MT ($4.81/bu).

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Market Trends Report for January-February 2018

Monday, January 15, 2018

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Winter weather blows across North American farm country as another year has gone and we greet 2018. The 2017 growing season was very uneven across North America, but memories of that are fading. Grain prices have suffered under the specter of big crop numbers that have been projected by both the USDA and private analysts throughout 2017. The January USDA report is always the final report on the crop year that past. On January 12th the USDA released a plethora of crop numbers, which will define the grain marketplace for the coming year.

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On January 12th, the USDA increased 2017 US corn production to 14.6 billion bushels, on a harvested acreage of 82.7 million acres. The average yield was increased to 176.6 bushels per acre, which was 2 bushels above the 2016/17 crop. 2017/18 corn ending stocks were raised to 2.48 billion bushels. Total corn usage was actually reduced to 14.470 billion bushels, down from 14.485 last month. US exports are down and US ethanol corn usage was down from December. Corn stored on December 1 was 12.516 billion bushels, which was above trade expectations.

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