Pulses off to good start in dry conditions

WINNIPEG — Dry soil conditions persist across many portions of Western Canada, but the outlook for pulse crops seems fairly promising, according to a crop extension specialist with the Saskatchewan government. “For the pulses, seeding has been going fairly well,” said Daphne Cruise. “A lot of the pulses are in already.” Many of the province’s […] Read more

Corn and soybeans sinking below major support

WINNIPEG (CNS) – Corn and soybean futures on the Chicago Board of Trade softened in value during the week ended May 16 and could be set to drop even more as growing conditions improve in the United States. Rainy conditions across the U.S. Midwest and U.S. Plains have pressured prices in recent days. The July […] Read more

Dry soil conditions persist across many portions of Western Canada but the outlook for pulse crops seems fairly promising, according to a crop extension specialist with the Saskatchewan government. | File photo

Prairie pulses off to good start despite dry conditions

WINNIPEG (CNS) – Dry soil conditions persist across many portions of Western Canada but the outlook for pulse crops seems fairly promising, according to a crop extension specialist with the Saskatchewan government. “For the pulses, seeding has been going fairly well,” said Daphne Cruise. “A lot of the pulses are in already.” Many of the […] Read more


On Friday, Statistics Canada released its stocks numbers which confirmed this year's carryout would be extremely large. The agency pegged canola stockpiles, as of March 31, at 9.1 million tonnes, which greatly exceeded last year's number of 7.9 million. | File photo

Canola faces big carryout

WINNIPEG (CNS) – Canola contracts continue to chop around the C$525 to C$535 per tonne range during the week ended May 11, despite some recent government reports that were deemed bullish for the market. On Thursday, the USDA released its monthly supply and demand report where it lowered its estimate of the ending stocks for […] Read more

ICE Canada Weekly Outlook: Canola waits on stocks data

WINNIPEG (CNS) – ICE Futures Canada canola contracts continue to chop around within a fairly tight range, but that could all change in the next few days as stocks data for North American oilseeds is due to be released. On Thursday, the USDA is set to release its May supply and demand report along with […] Read more


Canadian hog prices steady themselves as barbecue season nears

WINNIPEG (CNS) – With barbecue season on the horizon, prices for Canadian pork rose during the week ended April 27, breaking out of their month-long fall. The timing could be perfect too as negotiators have already begun working on improving trade relations and cancelling proposed tariffs on Chinese imports of United States pork and other […] Read more

The Canadian Prairies can expect to see regular amounts of rainfall in most regions during the month of May, but it likely won't be enough to offset the dry conditions recorded over the past several months. | Map via www.agr.gc.ca/drought

May showers likely to leave growers unsatisfied

WINNIPEG (CNS) – The Canadian Prairies can expect to see regular amounts of rainfall in most regions during the month of May, but it likely won’t be enough to offset the dry conditions recorded over the past several months. According to Drew Lerner of World Weather Inc. in Kansas City, the first half of May […] Read more

Loonie’s rally is likely over

WINNIPEG — The recent climb of the Canadian dollar is creating some headaches for exporters in Canada, but the bulk of the jump is over, according to a market analyst. “We’re working with an assumption of 80 cents for the rest of 2018,” said J.P. Gervais, chief agricultural analyst with Farm Credit Canada. On March […] Read more


Canadian dollar upside appears limited

WINNIPEG (CNS) – The recent climb of the Canadian dollar is creating some headaches for exporters in Canada, but the bulk of the jump is over, according to a market analyst. “We’re working with an assumption of 80 cents for the rest of 2018,” said J.P. Gervais, chief agricultural analyst for Farm Credit Canada. On […] Read more

Canola backs away from lofty heights

WINNIPEG (CNS) – It was a busy week for canola contracts on the ICE Futures Complex as the most-active July contract rocked and rolled between C$530 to C$540 per tonne before ultimate settling at the C$528 mark on April 11. The last time the dominant canola contract was above the C$535 mark was in November […] Read more