Demand, rejections from grain giant Egypt shrouded in speculation

Winnipeg, March 17 – The world’s biggest buyer of wheat, Egypt, rejected three cargoes of the grain last week, the first time since overhauling its inspection system and following laxer import policy. Last week, inspectors rejected three cargoes of wheat purchased by grain buyer GASC at the port of origin, two Russian and one Argentinian, […] Read more

Canadian durum lacks momentum ahead of competing harvests

Winnipeg, March 14, 2017 (CNS Canada) – Canadian durum prices are at a standstill as the market looks to upcoming production, while domestic crops act as a “wildcard,” one Winnipeg-based analyst says. “The durum market is certainly quiet right now. We’re kind of in that period where we’re in a lull,” said Jerry Klassen, manager […] Read more

U.S. ethanol sector pumped on Trump

San Diego, Feb. 21 (CNS Canada) – ‘Building partnerships and growing markets’ was the theme of the National Ethanol Conference in San Diego, California, and members of the U.S. Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) believe those goals align well with an increased focus on national security and America First protectionist policies under new President Donald Trump. […] Read more

Lack of buyer-interest leaves lentil market without a pulse

Winnipeg, Feb. 8 (CNS Canada) – Lentil buyers are keeping on the sidelines as mixed weather reports from India bring an element of turbulence into the market. Crop conditions in India are generally favourable, keeping Canada’s old and new crop lentil markets quiet, said Bobby Leavins of Rayglen Commodities. New crop buyers are showing little […] Read more

‘Align with the eaters’: Food Guide changes may benefit farmers

Winnipeg, Jan. 17 – While still in the works, proposed changes to Canada’s Food Guide seem to emphasize a reduction in foods with high levels of sugar, sodium and saturated fats. If those revisions come to light, they could benefit Canadian farmers, based on the principles of food sovereignty, the head of a national farmers’ […] Read more

Statistics Canada lentil numbers confirm trade suspicions

Winnipeg, December 6 (CNS Canada) – New Statistics Canada data has confirmed what traders already assumed—lentil supplies aren’t lacking, despite excess moisture this year. Prices for the pulse had been trending lower with those suspicions, and buyers are looking to India for indications on where to move in the New Year. Statistics Canada estimates say […] Read more

Winter cereal acres unclear due to wet conditions in Man., Sask.

WINNIPEG — Variable conditions across Manitoba and Saskatchewan have made it difficult to estimate winter cereal acreage, the head of an industry group says. But crops that are in the ground have seen mostly favourable weather. Jake Davidson, executive director of Winter Cereals Canada Inc., said he’s waiting for data from Statistics Canada due Dec. […] Read more

Manitoba has been dropped from an upcoming consulting tour, which will lay the foundation for Canada's next agricultural policy framework. | Nicolas Raymond/ photo

Manitoba farmers feeling left out as hearings skip province

WINNIPEG — Manitoba has been dropped from an upcoming consulting tour, which will lay the foundation for Canada’s next agricultural policy framework. That will limit the province’s producers, the head of an industry group says. The House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food will be holding a consulting tour to hear from industry […] Read more

Mustard bids drop on limited demand, harvest progress

Winnipeg, Sept. 20 – Mustard spot prices are trending lower with limited demand for the commodity as harvest progresses. Weather conditions may have curbed yield potential, to an extent, though production is still expected to be large, one market participant says. Bids for mustard have dropped from the levels seen in July and August into […] Read more