AGT plans to privatize company

Saskatchewan-based AGT Food and Ingredients Inc. has said it intends to privatize. The company announced in a July 26 news release that it had received a non-binding proposal from a group led by Murad Al-Katib, president of AGT, to privatize the company. Under the proposal, the group would acquire all the issued and outstanding common […] Read more

CBOT soy market waiting on trade war

It’s currently a wait and see game for traders who trade corn and soybeans on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). “It looks like we’re going to be concerned a lot about what happens with our friends from China here in the short term,” said Jack Scoville, with Price Futures Group in Chicago, Ill. on […] Read more

Canadian pulse exports face market changes

Pea sales to India have slowed considerably, while China became Canada’s number one buyer this year

WINNIPEG — After a year that saw Canada’s largest pulse importer, India, impose import tariffs, Canadian pulse crops are seeing a shift in export dynamics. Lentil and pea exports in Canada are down this year compared to last. According to data from the Canadian Grain Commission, lentil exports as of June 17 were at 264,200 […] Read more


Wheat bids in Western Canada were down for another week, as trade tensions continued to weigh on American futures markets. | File photo

Prairie wheat bids down with U.S. futures

Winnipeg – Wheat bids in Western Canada were down for another week, as trade tensions continued to weigh on American futures markets. Depending on the location, average Canada Western Red Spring (13.5 percent CWRS) wheat prices were down by C$6 to C$13 per tonne across the Prairie provinces, according to price quotes from a cross-section […] Read more

Canadian pulse exports face market changes

Winnipeg (CNS Canada) – After a year which saw Canada’s largest pulse importer, India, impose import tariffs, Canadian pulse crops are seeing a shift in export dynamics. Lentil and pea exports in Canada are down this year compared to last. According to data from the Canadian Grain Commission, as of June 17, lentil exports were […] Read more


Wheat bids in Western Canada continued their downward spiral for the week ended June 22, as ongoing trade tensions between the United States and China weighed on U.S. futures. | File photo

Prairie wheat bids down as trade tensions weigh

Winnipeg (CNS Canada) – Wheat bids in Western Canada continued their downward spiral for the week ended June 22, as ongoing trade tensions between the United States and China weighed on U.S. futures. Depending on the location, average Canada Western Red Spring (13.5 percent CWRS) wheat prices were down by C$8 to C$11 per tonne […] Read more

Linamar is excited about its purchase of MacDon, seen here staffing a booth at the Agritechnica farm show in Germany in 2015.  |  File photo

Linamar sticks with expansion

WINNIPEG — When Linamar announced it was purchasing MacDon Industries at the end of last year, there was trade uncertainty for Canada. Since then the issues have ballooned, but Linamar isn’t panicking. “We’re trying to look past (the trade uncertainty) a little bit because there’s a lot going on there and we don’t know where […] Read more

CBOT markets in precarious spot over trade concerns

Winnipeg (CNS Canada) – The Chicago Board of Trade soybean market is in recovery mode following a wild day where contracts hit nearly a 10 year low. “It was one of the craziest days we’ve seen in recent memory yesterday. And volume was just absolutely through the roof,” said Terry Reilly, a senior commodity analyst […] Read more


Prairie lentil market down as crop prospects look good

Winnipeg (CNS Canada) – The western Canadian lentil crop is looking good which has buyers in no rush to lock in contracts. “The crop is germinating well and so (buyers are) not really anxious or worried about having product available in this coming crop year,” said Marlene Boersch, of Mercantile Consulting Venture. The crop report […] Read more

Farm input pricing available in Canada

Winnipeg (CNS Canada) — When it comes to inputs — seeds, chemicals and fertilizer — it is easier in some parts of Canada to find out if producers are getting a good deal. In Alberta and Ontario there are publically available farm input surveys, which provide average prices for farm inputs. Across the rest of […] Read more