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April 20, 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 […]

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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Klassen: Feeder market stabilizes

April 16, 2018

Compared to last week, western Canadian feeder cattle prices were relatively unchanged. Stronger export demand appears to be supporting the market in Manitoba and certain pockets in Saskatchewan; however, Alberta feedlot interest remains subdued. Adverse weather continues to plague southern Alberta. Snow and freezing temperatures followed by brief melting periods […]

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Strike action postponed at CP

April 20, 2018

Conductors, engineers and signal maintainers at Canadian Pacific Railway won’t be walking off the job Saturday, but will instead vote soon on a contract offer their unions recommend they reject. Federal Labour Minister Patty Hajdu on Friday agreed to a request from CP to have the Canadian Industrial Relations Board […]

U.S. grains: Wheat, corn, soy fall on weather outlook

April 20, 2018

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat, corn and soybean futures fell on Friday, with forecasts for beneficial crop weather across key growing areas sparking a round of fund liquidation ahead of the weekend, trader said. Wheat led the declines with the front-month Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat […]

U.S. livestock: Cattle rise on strong cash markets

April 20, 2018

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures rose on Friday, with nearby contracts supported by firm cash markets and strong wholesale beef values, traders said. Deferred offerings rose as traders covered short positions ahead of the U.S. Agriculture Department’s monthly Cattle on Feed report. The report, released […]

Canola climbs; soybeans down

April 19, 2018

  Winnipeg (CNS Canada) – ICE Futures Canada canola contracts were up sharply on Thursday, as speculative short-covering, solid end user demand, and weakness in the Canadian dollar all provided support. A looming strike at Canadian Pacific Rail provided the catalyst for the speculative short-covering that drove canola higher, according to a broker. He said […] Read more

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Canadian dollar upside appears limited

April 19, 2018

WINNIPEG (CNS) – The recent climb of the Canadian dollar is creating some headaches for exporters in Canada, but the bulk of the jump is over, according to a market analyst. “We’re working with an assumption of 80 cents for the rest of 2018,” said J.P. Gervais, chief agricultural analyst for Farm Credit Canada. On […] Read more

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