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April 25, 2018

Data and maps from weather stations across the Prairies are available to Glacier FarmMedia members at the WeatherFarm website, where you can also sign up for a daily forecast email for your area. On the go? Get the new WeatherFarm mobile app, available for iPhone and Android devices. To learn more about […]

World wine output falls to 60-year low

April 24, 2018

Paris | Reuters — Global wine output fell to its lowest level in 60 years in 2017 due to poor weather conditions in the European Union that slashed production in the bloc, international wine organization OIV said. Wine production totalled 250 million hectolitres last year, down 8.6 per cent from […]

Farmland values rise, but interest rates curb market

April 23, 2018

CNS Canada — Prices of Canadian farmland were seen rising in 2017, with most sales happening in the first half of 2017 before interest rate increases and the drought in Western Canada hit. That’s according to the annual Farmland Values Report released Monday by Farm Credit Canada (FCC), based on […]

Harsh weather takes toll on calves

April 19, 2018

Some dry spots finally free of snow were just beginning to appear in David Cervo’s calving pasture. Then came another 10 centimetres of overnight snow. That’s how it’s been during calving season in southern Alberta and across much of the Prairies, resulting in higher calf losses, shortages of hay and straw, and increased stress on […] Read more

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Alberta farmers warned about late seeding this spring

April 19, 2018

Farmers across Alberta are anticipating a late start to spring seeding this year with snow and cold temperatures keeping them off the fields. The weather has likely delayed seeding by one to three weeks, depending on where producers are located, say crop specialists, and some farmers are already thinking about growing a different crop than […] Read more

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Risks low, but flooding possible in southern Alta.

April 19, 2018

Parts of southern Alberta could face flooding this spring, depending on how the weather plays out in the next few weeks. As of April 13, a spring runoff advisory was in place for the region, given that temperatures are slated to rise and that snowpack has been higher than normal. The advisory said ponding in […] Read more

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U.S. livestock: Cattle advance as beef prices push higher

April 25, 2018

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures climbed on Wednesday as rising beef prices bolstered beef packer margins and fueled expectations for higher cash cattle prices this week, traders said. CME April live cattle closed 0.825 cent/lb. higher at 121.925 cents, June futures were up 0.525 cent […]

ICE weekly outlook: Canola awaits acreage report

April 25, 2018

CNS Canada — This week’s acreage estimates from Statistics Canada could bring an end to canola’s recent chart surge upward — or could give futures the impetus to move even higher. The dominant July contract closed Wednesday at $535 per tonne, a gain of $8 from the previous Wednesday’s close. […]


India further restricts yellow pea imports

April 25, 2018

WINNIPEG, April 25 (CNS Canada) – India has restricted yellow pea imports until the end of June, according to an official statement from the Indian government. In a release to be published in the Gazette of India on April 25, the Indian government restricted yellow pea imports from April 1 to June 30. In that […] Read more

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Canola awaits Friday’s acreage estimates

April 24, 2018

Winnipeg (CNS Canada) – The ICE Futures Canada canola market finished mixed in choppy trading on Tuesday. Warmer weather across the Prairies and ideas the market was somewhat overbought weighed on the more deferred contracts while technical buying bolstered the front-month contracts. Traders were exiting the front-month contract and positioning themselves ahead of Friday’s acreage […] Read more

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Ag Canada adjusts supply/demand tables slightly

April 24, 2018

Winnipeg (CNS Canada) – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada included only minor adjustments in their latest supply/demand tables, released on April 23, 2018. The market analysis branch of Agriculture Canada left its production estimates unchanged for the upcoming 2018/19 growing season. Statistics Canada releases the first survey-based acreage estimates on April 27, and subsequent reports from […] Read more

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