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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.



Trade Talks, Restrictions Dominate Grain Markets

Grain markets pushed into the third full week of January with most continuing to watch the U.S. government shutdown debacle and updates on trade negotiations between the U.S. and China. For the former, the end of the shutdown would mean that we would start to get information finally out of the USDA. This would include export sales and…

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2019 Wheat Exports Game is On

The first full week of 2019 came and went without much data from the USDA thanks to the ongoing U.S. government shutdown. Without the expected January 11th reports being released – which included the monthly WASDE report and winter wheat planting intentions – the market is continuing to look at private market data and usual…

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Wheat Prices Try to Finish 2018 on the Upswing

Last Tuesday, we got the USDA’s December WASDE report. As reminder, in the November WASDE report, the USDA adjusted production and carryout numbers for China, which boosted corn and global wheat stocks significantly.

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Wheat Markets Heat Up Ahead of StatsCan

To end the month of November, futures values increased in Minneapolis, helping both CPS and CWRS wheat prices make some significant gains. They were also helped by basis improving by about a nickel for most delivery periods and are now anywhere from 10 - 20 cents a bushel better than this time a month ago.

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Wheat Prices Finding Their Footing?

Wheat prices are trying to find some bullish footing as we near the end of November, thanks to heightened geopolitical risk in the Black Sea and U.S. wheat being more competitive on the international markets.

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What’s the Impact of Brexit on Wheat Markets?

With Brexit looking like it’s finalized, there is some concern over what’s going to happen with the United Kingdom’s agriculture industry, namely trade flows.

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