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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.



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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No Shortage of Surprises

Grains pushed through the first week of September with a mix of bullish and bearish headlines, but mostly of the former as a weaker United States (U.S.) dollar, wet weather, and decent export numbers have supported prices a bit.

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Seasons of Change

Grains continued to be pressured by the Harvest 2016 season and continuous moderate weather in the United States (U.S.) continues to keep crop conditions and yield projections at elevated levels.

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That’s The Best You Got?

On Tuesday, August 23, the Statistics Canada (StatsCan) crop production summer update was released and, as generally expected going into it, things were bearish.

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