Updated August 1, 2014 – 1220 CST
REGINA — Barring any major yield-altering events between now and harvest, western Canadian yields for spring wheat and canola will be lower than last year’s bin busting numbers but better than average.
MOOSE JAW, Sask. — Today the results of three prairie crop tours held this week will be discussed at a Regina meeting. For Ali Doroudian, agricultural research analyst with Nidera B.V., the results will inform him and his colleagues at the international trading and marketing company based in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
WINNIPEG — The development of canola was clearly at varying stages of development in east-central and southeastern Saskatchewan during the third day of a crop tour organized by CWB.
A western Canadian crop tour organized by CWB is generating interest beyond Canada’s borders.
YORKTON, Sask. — It wasn’t wanted or needed, but it was appropriate that rain fell during a crop tour of southwestern Manitoba and southeastern Saskatchewan.
SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. — Crops south of Lethbridge are holding their own amid high temperatures and dry conditions.
NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. — A prairie-wide crop tour organized by CWB uncovered few surprises during its first day of travel through northwestern Saskatchewan.
VULCAN, Alta. — Slow movement of last year’s bumper prairie crop remains a topic of concern and complaint among southern Alberta farmers.
Dry conditions in crops northeast of Calgary and south to the Little Bow River suggest average to below average crop yields unless rain is received soon.
RAPID CITY, Man. — Eastern Manitoba has patchy crops with healthy growth beside moisture-stressed areas and drowned patches at low points and along field edges. Weeds are having a good year.
CWB’s 2014 Crop Tour gets underway today.
Join WP reporters Ed White (@EdWhitemarkets), Robert Arnason (@ArnasonRobert), Barb Glen (@BarbGlen) , and Brian Cross (@Brian_D_Cross) as they tweet along the various legs of the tour using the #croptour14 hashtag.
We’ll also be updating this page with the stories and videos they file along the way.