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Brennan Turner

Brennan Turner is the Founder & CEO of, North America’s Grain Marketplace. He holds a degree in economics from Yale University and spent time on Wall Street in commodity trade and analysis before starting FarmLead. In 2017, Brennan was named to Fast Company’s List of Most Creative People in Business and, in 2018, a Henry Crown Fellow as part of the Aspen Institute. He is originally from Foam Lake, Saskatchewan where his family started farming the land nearly 100 years ago (and still do to this day on more than 50,000 acres!). Brennan’s comments on grain markets are regularly featured in everything from small-town newspapers to large media outlets like CNBC and Bloomberg.



How Are Canadian Wheat Competitors Faring?

As combines are being put away for the season in Western Canada, they’re just starting to roll in the Land Down Undaa as the Australia wheat harvest starts up. That being said, first deliveries were being seen last week into Melbourne port locations for Australian Prime Hard wheat (APH3), which requires a minimum of 14% protein and…

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AAFC Forecasts Bigger Wheat Exports in 2018/19

Last week we got Agriculture Canada’s monthly version of the WASDE, showcasing grain supply and demand in the Great White North. This offset the fact that, going into the third weekend of October, there was still about 6.3 million metric tonnes (MMT) of spring wheat left to combine, across nearly 4.67 million acres.

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Wheat Markets Pricing in Supply, Quality

Last Thursday, the USDA released the 2018 October WASDE report which gave us new insights into the global and American wheat outlook for 2018/19. It was a bit bearish as the USDA increased American spring production by 4 million bushels, putting 2018/19 production now at 587 million bushels (or 16 MMT), a jump of 52% over last year’s…

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Thinking About Asian Wheat Needs

While the tariffs have been a key headline out of China, few voices are addressing the nation’s weather challenges and the impact on yield potential. While the tariffs will curb demand in China, production limitations exist due to drought, flooding, and pest problems across the country.

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Harvest Stalled, But Not Exports?

In town for meetings on the 1st and 2nd of October, I left Calgary this week amidst a snow storm – one that put a further damper on Harvest 2018 prospects.


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Strong Canadian Wheat Demand?

Last week, StatsCan released its annual September satellite-based production estimates. The agency said that spring wheat yields in Canada will come in at 49.5 bushels per acre (bpa). That is up from the 46.6 reported a few weeks ago.  That figure puts production expectations at 22.91 MMT. In the August report, StatsCan said Canadian…

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Wheat Markets Rebound from Bearish WASDE

The USDA came out on Wednesday, September 12th with one of the most bearish WASDE reports in recent memory, destroying any pre-report expectations, especially for corn and soybeans.

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