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U.S. grains: Soybeans hit one-week low on export woes

October 19, 2018

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures fell to a one-week low on Friday and recorded a second straight weekly decline, pressured by fresh cancellations of U.S. soybean sales, traders said. Corn futures fell for a fourth straight session and also notched a weekly drop, while wheat futures firmed after […]

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October 19, 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 WeatherFarm mobile app, available for iPhone and Android devices. To learn more about the […]

Tensions rise as prairie crops remain unharvested

October 18, 2018

Unfavourable weather conditions over the past month have left millions of acres unharvested on the Prairies at a time when most should be combined. The bulk of what’s left in the field is primarily located in northern and central Alberta, northern Saskatchewan and in northwestern and southwestern Manitoba, according to last week’s crop reports. The […] Read more

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Alberta still recovering from natural disasters

October 18, 2018

People across rural Alberta continue to rebuild their lives after facing a slew of disastrous events over the past year, including major floods up north and wildfires down south. To help with rebuilding, the provincial government recently announced it is offering about $39 million to 33 communities affected by disasters in 2017-18. They include flooding […] Read more

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Drought takes toll on European cereal production

October 18, 2018

Soaring hot temperatures and extreme lack of rain this summer throughout Europe has caused an estimated eight percent drop in total European Union cereal production. In its latest short-term outlook report by the European Commission, the EU total cereal production for 2018 is expected to be 284.3 million tonnes, which is a five-percent decline compared […] Read more

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Sunflower production seen beating StatsCan estimates

October 18, 2018

CNS Canada — Sunflowers in southern Manitoba are starting to come off and early indications point to very good quality. Ben Friesen, manager of the sunflowers, flax and bird food division for the Scoular Co. in Winkler, said although only a few samples have come in, what he’s seen so […]

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CAQ taps businessman as Quebec’s new ag minister

October 19, 2018

Quebec’s new governing party has turned to one of its more experienced MNAs to handle the farm file. Premier Francois Legault on Thursday named Andre Lamontagne, a businessman and former supermarket owner and the MNA for the southwestern riding of Johnson, as his minister of agriculture, fisheries and food, and […]

Canola funds cover shorts, move to net long

October 19, 2018

CNS Canada — Speculators covered short positions in the ICE Futures canola market during the week ended Tuesday, moving from a net short position to a small net long position, according to the latest commitment of traders (CoT) report from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Managed money and […]


EU clear to start talks to increase U.S. beef imports

October 19, 2018

Brussels | Reuters — European Union countries agreed on Friday to allow negotiations to start with Washington on increasing U.S. beef imports into Europe, in a move that could ease transatlantic trade tensions. The Commission, which negotiates on behalf of the 28 EU nations, said it would open formal talks […]

Canola and wheat finish stronger

October 19, 2018

The ICE Futures canola platform were stronger at market close following yesterday’s drop, as the market finished the week in its see-saw pattern. However, unlike the rest of the week the canola market was able to regain its losses from the previous day, breaking the downward trend of the week. Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) […] Read more

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Canola meal boosts milk performance in trials

October 18, 2018

Feeding trials from Wisconsin dairies showed that cows produced more litres of milk per day with canola meal in their feed rations. On-farm trials carried out at two dairies by the Canola Council of Canada and GPS Dairy Consulting, a group of independent dairy nutritionists, replaced animal protein and high-bypass soybean meal with canola meal […] Read more

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Harvest reprieve hits Prairies

October 17, 2018

Prairie farmers struggling to get crops off fields under wet, cold conditions are about to get a reprieve. That’s if they haven’t seen warmer weather already in their area. Natalie Hasell, weather preparedness meteorologist for Environment Canada, said most regions of British Columbia, Alberta, and southern and central Saskatchewan are in the warm weather already, […] Read more

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