CN and CP moved more grain in the past year than at any time 
in the past, each exceeding 30 million tonnes. | File photo

Canadian railways set grain shipping records in 2020-21

CN and CP moved more grain in past year than at any time in the past, each exceeding 30 million tonnes

It was a record-breaking year for both of Canada’s two major freight railways. In separate news releases to the public on Aug. 3, both Canadian National Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway reported a record amount of grain moved during the 2020-21 crop year. For the first time ever, both railways transported more than 30 million […] Read more

Seven per cent of the province's crop has been combined and six per cent is ready to straight combine, according to the Province of Saskatchewan's weekly crop report for the week ended Aug. 9. The five-year averages were one and two per cent, respectively. | File photo

Sask. crop report: Half of winter wheat, fall rye crops harvested

WINNIPEG, August 12 (MarketsFarm) – While a few scattered showers across Saskatchewan delayed some of the harvest, the hot and dry weather has allowed farmers to make more progress than last year. Seven per cent of the province’s crop has been combined and six per cent is ready to straight combine, according to the Province […] Read more

Statistics Canada forecasts 358,000 seeded acres but a broker says that may be too high. | File photo

Mustard production may miss predictions

While Canadian mustard seed production is expected to increase for the 2021-22 crop year, one broker thinks it may fall short of both Statistics Canada’s planting projections and production seen in 2019-20. “Even though (mustard seed production is) showing to be up again this year, there’s some concerns out there that maybe Statistics Canada was […] Read more


According to the nationwide map released May 7, southwestern Manitoba, parts of southern Saskatchewan and the southeastern corner of Alberta are under CDM's classification of extreme drought (D3) as of April 30. | Map via agr.gc.ca

‘Extreme drought’ expands in Prairies

WINNIPEG — Agriculture Canada’s Canadian Drought Monitor’s (CDM) new map shows the ongoing drought on the Prairies is getting worse. According to the nationwide map released May 7, southwestern Manitoba, parts of southern Saskatchewan and the southeastern corner of Alberta are under CDM’s classification of extreme drought (D3) as of April 30. The communities in […] Read more

Canadian National Railway announced on April 5 it had moved 2.95 million tonnes of grain last month, beating the previous March record of 2.74 million transported last year. During the first quarter, despite deliveries being affected by adverse weather, 8.2 million tonnes were moved by CN, which exceeded the previous record of seven million in 2017. | File photo

CN, CP Rail move record amounts of grain

WINNIPEG, April 6 (MarketsFarm) – Canada’s two largest railways both reported all-time highs in grain movement for March and for the first quarter. In a press release, Canadian National Railway announced on April 5 it had moved 2.95 million tonnes of grain last month, beating the previous March record of 2.74 million transported last year. […] Read more


Canadian farmers already affected by climbing diesel fuel prices will have to dig deeper into their wallets this April. | File photo

Diesel price increases expected to continue

Prices were already rising, and industry fears a planned jump in the carbon tax in April will make the situation worse

Crude oil prices have been steadily on the rise since last November as oil producing nations implement production cuts. This means Canadian farmers already affected by climbing diesel fuel prices will have to dig deeper into their wallets this April.  On April 1, the federal government’s carbon levy on diesel will go up from $0.0805 […] Read more