With the mild winter Western Canada has been experiencing, feed grain buyers expect prices should stay quiet for the next while. | File photo

Prairie feed grain prices stable during mild winter

WINNIPEG – With the mild winter Western Canada has been experiencing, feed grain buyers expect prices should stay quiet for the next while. “I would say the buyers have adequate coverage for Jan., Feb., even a bit of March. And I would say we maybe have seen the (barley) price soften up a bit,” said […] Read more

Concerns over China affecting canola

Winnipeg – The ICE Futures canola contacts finished the day stronger, bouncing back from Tuesday’s losses. Chicago Board of Trade soybean contracts were mixed, oil contracts were slightly weaker and meal contracts stronger. The soy complex had been stronger earlier in the day, but retreated towards unchanged following Tuesday’s comments from United States Trade Representative […] Read more

Canola dips below $480 in trade

Winnipeg — The ICE Futures canola contacts finished the day weaker, trading below the C$480 per tonne mark during the session. Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) soybean, oil and meal contracts were all down too. There is concern about waning Chinese interest for United States soybeans. Many traders are thinking China is done purchasing U.S. […] Read more


Weaker demand draws down canola

Winnipeg– The ICE Futures canola contacts finished the day weaker, pulled down by weak demand for the crop. Chicago Board of Trade soybean, oil and meal contracts were all down too. New customs data released from China this morning showed December soybean imports dropped 40.1 per cent from last year. However, soybean imports in November […] Read more

Nutrien has begun to settle into its new role in the agriculture world and according to retailers and producers it hasn't really shaken things up all that much. However, there are a few things that still have many in Western Canada cautiously watching. | Screencap via nutrien.com

Nutrien merger effects ongoing one year later

WINNIPEG – After clearing various regulation hurdles, Agrium and the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan merged together at the start of 2018 to become the world’s largest fertilizer company, Nutrien. At the time Nutrien had made various promises and many in Western Canada were cautious, hoping for the best but not fully knowing what to expect. […] Read more


Prairie wheat bids dragged down by rallying loonie

Winnipeg – Wheat bids in Western Canada were mostly weaker for the week ended Jan. 11, as a stronger Canadian dollar weighed on prices. Average Canada Western Red Spring (13.5 per cent CWRS) wheat prices were down, falling by C$3 to C$4 per tonne, according to price quotes from a cross-section of delivery points compiled […] Read more

An increase in Kansas City hard red winter wheat futures and a weakening loonie helped support Canadian Western Red Spring and Canadian Prairie Red Spring prices last year.  |  File photo

Spring wheat prices fared well last year

Increasing global wheat acreage threatens the prairie party, while a recovery in durum prices will require acres to fall

Spring wheat prices in Western Canada enjoyed a strong year, but durum prices weren’t so lucky. However, heading into 2019, spring wheat prices could fall victim to increasing global wheat acreage, while durum prices will need to see acreage fall. When looking at data from the PDQ (Price and Data Quotes), Canadian Western Red Spring […] Read more

The ICE canola futures market has hit the winter lull and there isn't much driving it, according to one trader. | File photo

Canola stuck in winter slump

WINNIPEG – The ICE canola futures market has hit the winter lull and there isn’t much driving it, according to one trader. “The meal has been a leader to the upside, so that again should help crush margins and it has helped crush margins. But trade has been lackluster and I expect that to continue […] Read more


Canola down slightly, wheat mixed

The ICE Futures canola contacts closed slightly weaker Wednesday, as contracts continued to lag on the soy complex. Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) soybean, oil and meal contracts were all stronger. The soy complex found support from positive news out of the China and United States trade talks. The talks wrapped up today after three […] Read more

Saskatchewan pulse processing company, Verdient Foods Inc., has entered into a joint venture agreement with American company Ingredion to expand operations. | Screencap via verdientfoodsinc.com

U.S. company partners with James Cameron owned pulse processor

WINNIPEG – Saskatchewan pulse processing company, Verdient Foods Inc., has entered into a joint venture agreement with American company Ingredion to expand operations. The Vanscoy, Sask. organic pea protein fractionation facility has been running since last year and the new agreement will see it expand operations to include more pulses. “We’ve identified plant-based proteins as […] Read more