Rains ease dryness concerns in Saskatchewan

Winnipeg (CNS Canada) – Rain across Saskatchewan helped to alleviate the dryness concerns, according to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture’s crop report for the week ended June 11. However the southeast corner of the province has experienced localized flooding. Northwestern Saskatchewan received the most rain, with the St. Walburg area recording 154 mm and the […] Read more

Warm weather leads to good Manitoba crop growth

Winnipeg (CNS Canada) – Seeding is mostly complete across Manitoba with crops making good progress following recent warm weather, according to the crop report from Manitoba Agriculture for the week ended June 11. It is estimated that 99 percent of the provincial crop is in the ground. Seeding is complete in the central, eastern, and […] Read more

Manitoba cattle market holding steady as summer nears

Winnipeg (CNS Canada) – Even though things are starting to slow down at Manitoba auction marts for the summer, business held steady for the week ended June 8. “The market numbers this week, for those markets that had sales, deliveries were actually higher than anticipated,” said Rick Wright of Heartland Buying Order Co. There was […] Read more


Better crop conditions weigh on spring wheat bids

Winnipeg (CNS Canada) – Hard red spring wheat bids in Western Canada moved lower during the week ended June 8, as improving North American crop conditions weighed on Minneapolis spring wheat futures. Depending on the location, average Canada Western Red Spring (13.5 percent CWRS) wheat prices were down by C$3 to C$7 per tonne across […] Read more

Saskatchewan sees rain as seeding nears completion: report

Winnipeg (CNS Canada) – The majority of Saskatchewan received much needed rain during the week ended June 4, which helped alleviate concerns over dry field conditions, according to the latest crop report from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture. Precipitation levels varied across the province, with some southwestern areas receiving very little, while many fields in […] Read more


Canola braces for turbulence

WINNIPEG(CNS) – The ICE Futures Canada canola market could be going on a choppy ride this summer as weather challenges and the topsy-turvy world of international trade battles threaten to fill the next few months with volatility. “Particularly in the summer months, Trump issues and weather issues will be the primary drivers, both are hard […] Read more

U.S./China trade uncertainty weighing on CBOT soy market

Winnipeg (CNS Canada) – Trade uncertainty between China and the United States, along with good U.S. growing conditions are pressuring the soybean market on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). During the week ended June 6, the July CBOT soybean contract dropped about 30 cents to US$9.9425 per bushel. “The trade uncertainty is a major […] Read more

Manitoba seeding 99 per cent complete

Winnipeg (CNS Canada) – Seeding is almost complete in Manitoba although some fields have had to be reseeded, according to the weekly crop report from Manitoba Agriculture, released June 4. It is estimated that 99 per cent of the provincial crop is in the ground. The southwest region is at 95 per cent done and […] Read more


Canadian mustard looking to rebound, if weather cooperates

Winnipeg(CNS Canada) – Canadian mustard acres may be up on the year, but key growing regions missed out on recent rain and will need more moisture as the season progresses in order to prevent a repeat of 2017’s drought stricken crop. “Mustard was offering some profit potential compared to some of the other options out […] Read more

Prairie wheat bids down with U.S. futures

Winnipeg, June 4 (CNS Canada) – Wheat bids in Western Canada fell for the week ended June 1, following the lead of United States futures. Depending on the location, average Canada Western Red Spring (13.5 percent CWRS) wheat prices were down by C$12 to C$16 per tonne across the Prairie provinces, according to price quotes […] Read more