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Brennan Turner previously founded Combyne Ag, a grain accounting and crop marketing hub built to help producers make more informed decisions while on the go, via digitizing and unifying inventory, contracts, load tickets and settlements into a single app. He holds a degree in economics from Yale University and spent time on Wall Street in commodity trade and analysis before starting Combyne. 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 does to this day on more than 80,000 acres!). Brennan’s comments on grain markets are regularly featured in everything from small-town newspapers to large media outlets like CNBC and Bloomberg.

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All Eyes on Yield Monitors

Grain markets were mixed this week with weather and the annual ProFarmer Crop Tour through the American Midwest dominating the headlines, with soybeans and oats being the big winners, while wheat mostly followed corn.&nb…

Are the Grain Market Lows In?

Grain markets were mixed last week as weather and Black Sea premiums crept back into the market to finish the week, however, wheat wasn’t able to make up for its earlier losses.

Trade Shrugs Off Latest WASDE

Last week, grain markets took in Friday’s USDA August WASDE report, chewed it up, and spit it back out as the meal traders were hoping to eat had already been tasted. This is to say that due to the hot and dry summer w…

Sell-Off Start to August

Grain markets saw heavy selling in the first few days of the new month as forecasts for rain and profit-taking took hold ahead of this month’s WASDE report, published on Friday, August 11. Rain did fall over much of th…

Welcome to Wheat Marketing in 2023 to 2024

Grain markets started the last full trading week of July with the bulls firmly in the driver seat, thanks to dryness concerns and Russia targeting Ukrainian shipping infrastructure. 

Black Sea, Summer Heat Fuels Rally

Grain markets had a very strong week through July 21 as weather and Black Sea risk premiums were added all week until some profit-taking on Friday.