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Old-Crop Canola Holds Gains as Crude Falls Back

Canola futures saw increases in the old-crop months on Wednesday, while new crop positions closed slightly lower.

Support for edible oils from strong upticks in global crude oil prices evaporated by the close of the grain markets, which weakened edible oils.

Railcar unloads at the Port of Vancouver dropped 87% during Week 16 of the marketing year, according to Quorum Corp. The report took reflected the stoppage in rail traffic due to the heavy rain and flooding in southern British Columbia that severed ground links for a number of days.

Ahead of Friday’s Statistics Canada crop production report, trade expectations for canola production are 11.5 million to 13 million tonnes. In September, the federal agency pegged production at 12.78 million tonnes.

January canola was up $7.20 at $994.30, March was $7.30 higher at $967.30 and May gained $6 to $930.20.

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