In broad terms, LeftField offers market analysis of Canadian crop markets and economic research related to Canadian agriculture.
LeftField Commodity Research covers all Canadian crops in its analysis, but especially focuses on those crops that tend to get overlooked by the mainstream analysts. Two regular weekly services are provided - the Special Crops Service Package and the Small Grains Letter. LeftField has built a solid information base with extensive data about Canadian and global crop markets. We enjoy digging around in obscure places for data, news and information to see what (if any) relevance and value it has for clients.
1. LeftField provides independent fundamental analysis of special crop markets with its Special Crops Service Package covering peas, lentils, chickpeas, flax, sunflowers, canaryseed, mustard and (occasionally) dry beans.The service includes a weekly report that discusses Canadian, North American and global market developments and direction. The report also includes global price indications, relevant news items and key market data as reference material. See a sample of the Special Crops Update by following this link:
Sample Special Crops Update
On top of the comprehensive weekly report, the Special Crops Service includes:
If you would like to sign up for the Special Crops service, follow this link to get details and an enrolment form. There are no long-term contracts and the service is on a month-to-month basis (although discounts are available for longer terms). That way, you can try it and if you feel the service is not providing sufficient value, you can cancel with a 30-day notice. We like to make sure it is a low-risk opportunity for clients.
- Timely, ad hoc updates of important government reports from Canada and around the world. These notices include our ideas about potential market impact.
- Feedback opportunities for clients who wish to call or e-mail to ask questions, challenge the analysis, provide suggestions or simply bounce ideas around.
- Information and data access for clients who occasionally need a certain set of statistics or prices from our files.
2. LeftField has launched a market information service for small grains - spring wheat, durum, barley and oats - with the Small Grains Letter. The Small Grains Letter is focused on providing concise, relevant Canadian and global market information with:
A sample copy of the Small Grains letter can be found at the following link:
- Brief updates of key developments from the past week;
- The latest futures prices, basis levels, spreads and ratios;
- North American and global cash price indications;
- Current Canadian and US supply & demand tables, and;
- Reference charts of futures and cash prices and weekly grain handling data.
Sample Small Grains Letter
To sign up for the Small Grains Letter, follow this link to an enrolment form with details and cost.
To get started with either market analysis service, simply fax or e-mail the appropriate form back to us. Or if you have any questions, please e-mail us at
3. The economic research provided by LeftField includes consulting work such as:
- tailored market studies, including market reviews and impact analysis
- reviews and due diligence of business plans for investors and lenders
- pre-feasibility studies for agricultural businesses
- market presentations related to agricultural markets and marketing
- articles for publications or web sites
If you want to find out more about our research capabilities, e-mail us at
and we'll send you a list of economic research projects that we have worked on during the past few years.