Manitoba harvest slow as snowy weather continues

Winnipeg – Manitoba harvest progress was once again slowed by cold and wet conditions during the week ended Oct. 15, according to the provincial crop report. Harvest progress was 84 percent complete as of Oct. 15, up four percent from the previous week. Over the last month progress has been limited, with increases of only […] Read more

Aggressive weed makes first North Dakota appearance

Officials in North Dakota continue to hunt for more of the aggressive weed Palmer amaranth. A pigweed species plant, Palmer amaranth was first discovered in North Dakota last month. It was in a soybean field near McIntosh County in the south-central region of the state. Now officials are waiting for DNA tests from weeds found […] Read more

U.S. harvest progress

Corn across 18 states responsible for 92 per cent of all U.S. corn acreage in 2017 are 93 per cent in the dent stage, according to data from the USDA. That’s above the five-year average of 86 per cent normally at the dent stage this time of year. Meanwhile, 54 per cent of corn was […] Read more

Climate change would bring more insects

Main grain-producing areas of Canada and the U.S. could see rapid increases in crop-damaging insects as global temperatures rise, according to researchers at the University of Washington and the University of Colorado, Boulder. A new study reveals temperature increases are likely to spark population growths in grasshoppers, caterpillars and other insects that devour crops in […] Read more

Hogs, poultry hit by Florence

Record-setting rain and floods in North Carolina caused by Hurricane Florence have destroyed the state’s poultry sector with 3.4 million chickens and turkeys reported killed. Pig losses are estimated at 5,500. Widespread power outages and flooded roads are making it difficult to get help to abandoned livestock operations. The state is home to about nine […] Read more

Canola, soy down ahead of USDA report

ICE Futures canola contracts were weaker on Tuesday, taking some direction from the Chicago Board of Trade soy complex as traders adjusted positions ahead of Wednesday’s production report from the United States Department of Agriculture. Seasonal harvest pressure added to the softer tone in canola, despite highly variable yield reports across the Prairies. Chart-based speculative […] Read more

Canola drops; soy closes up

ICE Futures canola contracts were lower on Friday, as speculative positioning weighed on values to end the week. The market held steady within a rather narrow trading range over the past week between, trading between C$495 and C$499 per tonne in the most active November contract. Seasonal harvest pressure and anecdotal reports of better-than-expected yields […] Read more

Sask. crop proceeds well ahead of average pace

Saskatchewan harvest continues to come off well ahead of the five-year average. Saskatchewan Agriculture, in its latest crop report for Aug. 14-20, said the harvest was 16 per cent complete compared to the five-year average of seven per cent. Dry weather was allowing producers to stay in fields. Harvest is most advanced in the southwest, […] Read more

U.S. crop tours find mature crops

Early indications on social media and on Ag Web from The Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour that travels throughout much of the American grain belt report a mature corn crop in Illinois overall for this time of year with its yield potential almost set. Scouts said corn may not be able to attain the record […] Read more

Pattison expands in Sask

Pattison Agriculture recently announced plans to build a new facility in Leader, Sask. according to a news release from the company. The new dealership will be located on the north side of Leader. The company’s existing 9,600 sq. foot facility will be renovated to accommodate a parts department, office and showroom. The new facility will […] Read more