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