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May 21, 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 […]

Early predictions worsen drought concerns

May 17, 2018

Large portions of the Prairies could be facing another drought if Environment Canada’s spring and summer forecast comes to fruition. It is already bone dry in many regions and the forecast calls for a continuation of that weather pattern through much of Alberta, Saskatchewan and western Manitoba. “That is pretty ominous,” said David Phillips, senior […] Read more

The post Early predictions worsen drought concerns appeared first on The Western Producer.

Forage supplies starting to dip on dry Prairies

May 16, 2018

CNS Canada — Forage supplies are starting to dwindle across Western Canada following a long, cold, winter and rain is needed soon to make for a good forage crop this year. “People tended to kind of blend hay this year and they managed to get through. But the prolonged cold […]

Pulse weekly outlook: Good start despite dry conditions

May 15, 2018

CNS Canada — Dry soil conditions persist across many areas of Western Canada but the outlook for pulse crops seems fairly promising in one specialist’s view. “For the pulses, seeding has been going fairly well,” said Daphne Cruise, crops extension specialist with Saskatchewan’s provincial Agriculture Knowledge Centre in Moose Jaw. […]

Alta. still grapples with flooding

May 3, 2018

A long-awaited but all-too-quick spring melt in central and northern Alberta is causing problems for municipalities and farmers. Alberta Emergency Alerts, a provincial government service, had 27 communities on its list of those affected by flooding as of April 30 and nine emergency alerts affecting Mackenzie and Woodlands counties, the Grande Prairie region and municipal […] Read more

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May showers likely to leave growers unsatisfied

April 30, 2018

WINNIPEG (CNS) – The Canadian Prairies can expect to see regular amounts of rainfall in most regions during the month of May, but it likely won’t be enough to offset the dry conditions recorded over the past several months. According to Drew Lerner of World Weather Inc. in Kansas City, the first half of May […] Read more

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U.S. grains: Soybeans surge on U.S.-China trade truce

May 21, 2018

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures jumped more than two per cent on Monday after Washington and Beijing agreed to drop tariff threats, easing fears that demand for U.S. shipments to top importer China could slow. Corn prices were little changed, while wheat dropped on crop-boosting rains in the […]



China trade row sows confusion in farmer planting plans

May 18, 2018

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Tom Giessel is cutting back on plantings this year on his farm in central Kansas as he reckons with a drought, a glut in global grains supply and trade tensions between the United States and China. About 200 miles away in the northwestern part of the state, farmer Janet Bear swapped the […] Read more

The post China trade row sows confusion in farmer planting plans appeared first on The Western Producer.

Canola higher, Soybeans drop

May 17, 2018

Winnipeg (CNS Canada) – ICE Futures Canada canola contracts were stronger on Thursday, seeing a modest recovery after Wednesday’s declines. Gains in Chicago Board of Trade soyoil provided some spillover support for canola, although soybeans were lower. There were some ideas circulating the market that looming Chinese tariffs on U.S. soybeans were shifting some oilseed […] Read more

The post Canola higher, Soybeans drop appeared first on The Western Producer.

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