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Brennan Turner

Brennan Turner is originally from Foam Lake, SK, where his family started farming the land in the 1920s. After completing his degree in economics from Yale University and then playing some pro hockey, Mr. Turner spent some time working in finance before starting, a risk-free, transparent online and mobile grain marketplace (app available) that has moved almost 150,000 MT in the last 2.5 years. His weekly column is a summary of his free, daily market note, the FarmLead Breakfast Brief. Visit the FarmLead website ( for more information and to sign up for Brennan's newsletter.



Now and Then

Grain markets heading into the American Thanksgiving weekend had plenty to be grateful for as continued demand, some weather premiums, and updated biofuel mandates supported the complex.


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Currency Battles

One week after Donald Trump was voted in as the next President of the United States of America, the United States (U.S.) dollar hit a 14-year high.

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New Perspectives

The second week of November was one for the history books as agricultural markets had to deal not only with the monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), but also the United States (U.S.) Election.

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Playing the Numbers

Grain prices entered November above where they have been for the past couple of months thanks to some weather premiums and short covering in the futures market.

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Artifical Support

Towards the end of October, markets continue to chase the highs seen in June, but have not been able to get there yet.

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Jumping for Joy

Grain markets in the past week have seen a healthy bump thanks to weather concerns, strong indications of better demand, and, subsequently, short-covering in the futures markets as more traders are getting optimistic that we touched bottom.

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Finding Patience

On Tuesday, October 11, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) came out with their October version of their World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE), giving the grain markets a bit more clarity on what the United States (U.S.) crop is looking like.

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