CWB Crop Tour 2014

Updated August 1, 2014 – 1220 CST

CWB crop tour: Above average yields forecasted

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.

CWB crop tour: European analyst happy about durum

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.

CWB crop tour: Sask. canola crop development variable

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.

CWB crop tour: foreign analysts watching prairie crop

A western Canadian crop tour organized by CWB is generating interest beyond Canada’s borders.

CWB crop tour: water causing problems in SW Man., SE Sask.

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.

CWB crop tour: eastern Alberta crops holding their own in heat

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. — Crops south of Lethbridge are holding their own amid high temperatures and dry conditions.

Northwestern Sask. leg of crop tour finds above average crops

NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. — A prairie-wide crop tour organized by CWB uncovered few surprises during its first day of travel through northwestern Saskatchewan.

CWB crop tour uncovers simmering rail service gripes

VULCAN, Alta. — Slow movement of last year’s bumper prairie crop remains a topic of concern and complaint among southern Alberta farmers.

Day 1 of CWB crop tour finds average crops in Alberta

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.

Crop tour finds variety of conditions in Manitoba

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.

Two-row barley easily gives up its secrets as Justin Daniels of the CWB examines its kernels in a field south of Mossleigh, Alta., on July 28 during the first leg of a crop tour. | Barb Glen photo

Two-row barley easily gives up its secrets as Justin Daniels of the CWB examines its kernels in a field south of Mossleigh, Alta., on July 28 during the first leg of a crop tour. | Barb Glen photo

Leif Carlson (left) of Manitoba Agriculture and Chris Birk of CWB scout a central Manitoba canola crop. | Ed White photo

Leif Carlson (left) of Manitoba Agriculture and Chris Birk of CWB scout a central Manitoba canola crop. | Ed White photo

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.