As the promise of cold weather inches closer and the evenings get longer, I would like nothing more than to settle in with a good Netflix/Amazon Prime series and a big bowl of popcorn (too bad my microwave has been broken for 2 months)!
Recently I’ve been re-watching One Tree Hill with my husband, and as the series ends, I am craving something new. Something I haven’t seen before. Something that will knock my socks off! Something that will have me tucking my small children in the moment that clock hits 8PM, so I can dive down a rabbit hole of cinematic wonder. Ok, ok I may have gone a tad far there – but you catch my drift! I am in a little bit of a “show slump” and have been re-watching old favorites all summer. Too much of my time is spent listening to the repetitive drone of toddler shows to waste on a series that is not worth it, or to get stuck scrolling for ages only to fall asleep as soon as I have settled on something.
So, if you, like me, have been looking for something new I thought I would list a few of my all-time favorite series on Netflix right now to help you out.
- Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013 sitcom – 8 Seasons – A comedy about a Police Department and their team of detectives/ officers as they go about their work & personal lives solving crimes and making you laugh while doing it).
- Modern Family (2009 Sitcom – 11 Seasons – A comedy following the lives of 3 families that are all related to each other. Their antics and daily struggles are relatable and hilarious).
- Heartland (2007 Drama/Family – 17 Seasons – This one is filmed right there in Alberta, and is about a family experiencing the struggles & triumphs of Ranch life).
- Outlander (2014 Fantasy – 6 Seasons – An epic love story/ action packed historic drama, that follows two people through time on all the exciting adventures life entailed living in the past).
- Lucifer (2016 Fantasy/Crime – The Devil gets bored with Hell and takes up residence in LA, where he winds up befriending a homicide detective and smooth talks himself into becoming her partner).
If you have already seen these and you love them – we should be friends. If you don’t like them; well, I’m sure you’re still a nice person lol.
My search for a new series continues – if anyone has any suggestions feel free to send them my way! Until then, I will be doing some online digging into what I should put on my “watch list” next.
Because Farming is Forever
Market Report – Bryce Taylor
Hello everyone and welcome to this week’s Agfinity Market Report, today is October 18, 2023. Central Alberta and Saskatchewan farmers are continuing towards the completion of the 2023 harvest. As of last week, 88 percent of all major crops have been combined. The percentage of crops harvested was well ahead of both the five-year and 10-year averages of 73 and 73.5 percent.
Farmers are looking at whether storage will pay this year or not. From a recent article from Agweb.com, “a couple of market dynamics are much different this year at harvest than in 2022. Last year, many areas had a positive basis at harvest, which encouraged selling grain off the combine. The one difference this fall versus last year is the substantial carry this year. What the end user is saying is that they don’t need the product right now, but they might need it later and are willing to pay farmers to store it. The only question is “will the carry be there in the future when it is time for the farmer to deliver or will the carry erode”.
There is a lot going on in the world today, both in and out of the commodity market. Once in generation events seem to be happening every other week. The current geopolitical situation shifts taking place among nations in both political alliances and trade are greater than the past. With North America now just a piece of the global pie when it comes to grain and oilseed production, the developments around the world matter when it comes to price. The new normal fundamentals, including wars, monetary policy, global coordination and all the other newer things, are dwarfing the traditional or past trading fundamentals of trading. When it comes to demand, one of the comments that is consistent across all continents is a relative lack of buying interest.
Canola futures prices for Nov-March remain flat with little volatility. Currently canola bids available are in the range of $16.00-16.50/BU DLVD central AB and around $15.50-15.80/BU DLVD SK for Oct-November. The current outlook for bids out to July 2024 looks to be around the same.
Currently bids for HRS #1 of around $9.40-9.60/BU DLVD central AB with some premiums available up to $10.00/BU DLVD last week. We are seeing current prices of $9.20-9.50/BU DLVD central SK for Oct – Nov. Like Canola futures prices for Nov-March remain flat with little volatility and the current pricing outlook out to March and even July 2024 looks to be around the same as Oct-Nov 2023.
Buyers are waiting to see the impact of the November Corn on Barley prices, set to arrive in Lethbridge. For now, barley prices available in Lethbridge are steady at $320-330/MT Delivered Oct -November. Some buyers are offering around the same, $325 to $330/MT for Jan-March Delivery Lethbridge. Currently bids are available for around $6.15-6.20/BU FOB Oct-Nov Edmonton area and Saskatchewan is seeing prices remaining flat between $5.50-6.00/BU FOB.
The milling oat market has cooled off from the high bids of $5.75-6.00/BU Delivered we saw for the second and third quarter of 2024 for Central AB a few weeks ago. We are now seeing around $5.50/BU for that period. Currently we have seen bids available for $5.20/BU DLVD for Sept-Dec increasing to $5.30/Bu Jan-Mar in Central AB. We are still seeing demand for feed oats around the $4.00-4.20/BU FOB Central Alberta.
Red Lentils prices have declined in the last two weeks after seeing available highs of $0.395/LB DLVD Central Sask. Currently we are seeing around $0.35 DLVD Dec-Jan. We have noted that some buyers are limiting delivered contracts to 170 MT, they are not looking for high tonnage contracts currently. Large greens bids range from $0.62-0.63 and small greens at $0.58-0.60 DLVD SK.
Sellers Tip: Currently we are seeing lower volatility in the market for current and future prices. At Agfinity, we can find premiums from buyers when they are available, but you can’t take advantage of them if you don’t market your grain. Please call us today at 1-888-969-5552 to talk strategies for old and new crop marketing.