Cool and wet conditions stalled harvest progress across Manitoba during the week ended Sep. 24, according to the latest report from Manitoba Agriculture. | Twitter/@gmax62 (Kendall Heise) photo

Manitoba harvest stalled

Winnipeg – Cool and wet conditions stalled harvest progress across Manitoba during the week ended Sep. 24, according to the latest report from Manitoba Agriculture. Overall harvest progress across the province was pegged at 73 percent complete by the government agency, which was up by only two percentage points from the previous week. Snowfall hit […] Read more

Hard red spring wheat bids in Western Canada posted solid gains during the week ended Sept. 21, as advances in the United States futures provided support and countered the bearish influence of the rising Canadian dollar. | Michael Raine photo

Hard red wheat bids rise in Western Canada

Hard red spring wheat bids in Western Canada posted solid gains during the week ended Sept. 21, as advances in the United States futures provided support and countered the bearish influence of the rising Canadian dollar. Average Canada Western Red Spring (13.5 percent CWRS) wheat prices were up by C$4 to C$7 per tonne over […] Read more

Sunflowers look good overall, bumper crops for some

Luc Remillard expects to be one happy farmer next week. He’s expecting to get into sunflower fields on land he farms with his father in Manitoba’s southern Red River Valley. “It’s right up there with any bumper crop that we’ve had the valley here,” he said. Remillard, who farms near St. Joseph, Man., and also […] Read more


This swather sits idle southeast of Delisle, Sask., as rain slows the harvest in Saskatchewan. | Paul Yanko photo

Wet and cold weather slows harvest progress in Sask.

Winnipeg – Cool and wet weather stalled harvest progress in most of Saskatchewan, according to the provincial crop report released Sep. 20. Sixty-two per cent of the Saskatchewan crop is in the bin, which is ahead of the five-year average of 53 per cent. Twenty-six per cent of the crop is swathed or ready to […] Read more

A recent round of contract selling by speculators has created a bearish outlook for corn and soybeans. | File photo

Spec selling pressures corn and soybeans

WINNIPEG – A recent round of contract selling by speculators has created a bearish outlook for corn and soybeans. Recently, both crops suffered losses after the United States Department of Agriculture released production estimates on Sep. 12 that were higher than expected. According to a trader in the industry, these and other challenges have painted […] Read more


ICE Futures canola contracts will continue to drift downward for the foreseeable future, according to one analyst. | File photo

ICE weekly: Canola to continue downward spiral

Winnipeg – ICE Futures canola contracts will continue to drift downward for the foreseeable future, according to one analyst. “The demand isn’t here because the buyers know that the farmer is undersold and they have to sell it,” said Wayne Palmer, senior market analyst with Exceed Grain. The November canola contract dipped below the $485 […] Read more


Canadian canola carryout stocks at the end of the current marketing year (2018/19) will be considerably tighter than earlier estimates, according to updated supply/demand tables from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, released on Sep. 18, 2018. | Michael Raine photo

Ag Canada lowers canola carryout forecast by one million tonnes

Winnipeg – Canadian canola carryout stocks at the end of the current marketing year (2018/19) will be considerably tighter than earlier estimates, according to updated supply/demand tables from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, released on Sep. 18, 2018. Agriculture Canada’s market analysis branch forecast canola ending stocks for 2018/19 at 1.250 million tonnes, which would be […] Read more


The U.S. Department of Agriculture pegged average corn yields at 181.3 bushels per acre in a report released Sept. 12. That was up by about three bushels per acre from the August report and well above even the top end of trade guesses. | File photo

Big U.S. corn yields surprise market

Winnipeg – An unexpected upward revision to this year’s United States corn yields sent prices dropping Wednesday, and more losses are likely, according to market analysts. The U.S. Department of Agriculture pegged average corn yields at 181.3 bushels per acre in a report released Sept. 12. That was up by about three bushels per acre […] Read more

The Manitoba harvest was 65 percent complete as of September 10, according to the latest crop report from Manitoba Agriculture. | File photo

Manitoba harvest two-thirds done, yields variable

Winnipeg, Sept. 11 (CNS Canada) – The Manitoba harvest was 65 percent complete as of September 10, according to the latest crop report from Manitoba Agriculture. Yields were variable depending on seasonal rainfall and soil moisture availability. Province-wide the spring wheat harvest was 92 percent complete while canola was 80 percent done. That compares with […] Read more