Last week, Canada co-sponsored an U.S. counter notification that questioned India's calculations regarding price supports for chickpeas, lentils, pigeon peas, black matpe and mung beans. The COA was scheduled to hear the matter on Feb. 26 and 27. | File photo

Canada, U.S. take India to task on WTO commitments

WINNIPEG – Canada and the United States are scheduled to be at the World Trade Organization’s Committee on Agriculture (COA) this week. The countries have demanded India live up to its commitments it made to the WTO, said Pulse Canada Chief Executive Officer Gordon Bacon. Last week, Canada co-sponsored an U.S. counter notification that questioned […] Read more


Winter conditions are expected to remain the norm across the Canadian Prairies through the middle of March. | File photo

Weather Network predicts abrupt mid-March shift into spring

Winnipeg – Winter conditions are expected to remain the norm across the Canadian Prairies through the middle of March, when a sudden pattern change is forecast to bring an abrupt start to spring, according to the latest seasonal forecast from the Weather Network. The quick move from cold to warm conditions raises the risk of […] Read more


Wheat bids in Western Canada were down for the week ended Feb. 22, as the Canadian dollar gained ground during the week and United States futures dropped. | File photo

Western Canadian wheat bids slide down

WINNIPEG – Wheat bids in Western Canada were down for the week ended Feb. 22, as the Canadian dollar gained ground during the week and United States futures dropped. Average Canadian Western Red Spring (13.5 percent CWRS) wheat prices were down by C$2 to C$12, according to price quotes from a cross-section of delivery points […] Read more

The amount of cattle sold at several of Manitoba's livestock auctions was mixed for the week ending Feb. 22. | File photo

Weekly Manitoba Cattle Report: Number of cattle at auctions mixed

WINNIPEG – The amount of cattle sold at several of Manitoba’s livestock auctions was mixed for the week ending Feb. 22. Some of the auctions witnessed good increases in the number of head, while other auctions saw significant drops. Gladstone had a strong increase in the number of cattle that went through their auction. For […] Read more


Low ending stocks are good support for Prairie feed grains

WINNIPEG – With some of the lowest ending stocks in more than a generation, feed grain prices are doing quite well in Western Canada, said Ed Baldwin of AgChieve Grain Marketing in Winnipeg, Man. As AgChieve’s Manager of Advisory Services and Grain Marketing Advisor, Baldwin said Canada has its lowest ending stocks for feed grains […] Read more

Soybeans, wheat and corn have been trading generally lower of late on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). In particular soybeans are in

CBOT commodities down, soybeans in ‘a little bit of a free fall’

WINNIPEG – Soybeans, wheat and corn have been trading generally lower of late on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). In particular soybeans are in “a little bit of a free fall,” said Terry Reilly, senior agriculture futures analyst with Futures International in Chicago, Ill. “It’s purely technical. We closed below the 100-day moving average […] Read more

Oversold market still fundamentally bearish

Winnipeg – ICE canola futures are starting to look oversold after falling contract lows during the week ended Feb. 20. While a short-term technical correction is possible, the underlying fundamentals remain bearish. “Canola might be a little bit short-term oversold,” said Ken Ball of PI Financial in Winnipeg. He said signs that exports were perking […] Read more


The pulse market has been largely quiet for the last couple of months, according to Adam Krieser of CanPulse Foods in Saskatoon, Sask. | File photo

Pulse outlook weekly: Little excitement in pulse market

WINNIPEG – The pulse market has been largely quiet for the last couple of months, according to Adam Krieser of CanPulse Foods in Saskatoon, Sask. Although rail shipments had been curtailed due to cold weather, a number of issues and a tragic accident. On Feb. 4 three Canadian Pacific crew members were killed when their […] Read more

Feed markets steady amid cold Alberta weather

Winnipeg – Excessively cold temperatures in Alberta may be causing headaches for both feed grain buyers and sellers, but prices remain relatively steady for what is moving. The cold weather hasn’t really led to a significant increase in demand, but “it’s definitely made the farmer grumpy,” said Brandon Motz, of CorNine Commodities in Lacombe, Alta. […] Read more