WINNIPEG: ICE Canada canola futures rose in choppy trading on Monday, lifted by exporter buying and a slowdown in hedge-selling by commercial grain handlers, traders said.
* Canola recovered after dipping in earlier trading with US soybeans.
* Some short-covering was seen ahead of Tuesday's US Department of Agriculture monthly supply and demand report.
* May canola added $1.50 at $623.10 per tonne on volume of 11,804 contracts.
* July canola rose $2.30 to $619.40 per tonne on volume of 8,442 contracts.
* May-July spread traded 6,530 times, narrowing to a May premium of $3.70. July-November spread settled at a July premium of $36.10, trading 1,096 times.
* Chicago May soybeans lost 3 US cents to US$14.31 per bushel.
* The Canadian dollar was trading at $0.9964 against the US dollar or US$1.0036 at 2:25 p.m. CDT (1925 GMT), down from Thursday's North American finish at C$0.9938 versus the US currency, or $1.0062.
* US light crude oil fell 0.9 percent at $102.40 per barrel.
* Snow misses parched parts of Canadian Prairies.
* Canada weekly canola crushings slip 5.8 percent.