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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.



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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Climbing Basement Stairs

Grain markets pushed through the first week of October with more focus on what the colder and wetter weather could add in terms of premiums.

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Still Lots Out There

At the end of September grains were looking a bit higher where they ended the month of August, mainly thanks to some weather premiums getting priced into the market.

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Trying to Extract Some Value

Grains passed the halfway point of September with not much more grain harvested compared to the start of the month, some concerns over planting in Brazil, and a fresh set of World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report numbers from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Monday, September 12.

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