Producers at the Canary Seed Development Commission of Saskatchewan annual general meeting, last week, voted in favour of formally requesting canaryseed's inclusion under the Canada Grains Act. | File photo

Canaryseed one step closer to ‘official’ status

Winnipeg (MarketsFarm) – Canaryseed may still be a relatively minor special crop in Western Canada, but the grain is one step closer to gaining official status. Producers at the Canary Seed Development Commission of Saskatchewan annual general meeting, last week, voted in favour of formally requesting canaryseed’s inclusion under the Canada Grains Act. The proposed […] Read more

Excessive monsoons rains, followed by above average post monsoon rains have hurt production, according to a report. | Flickr/McKay Savage photo

India pulse estimates improve, but production still down

WINNIPEG, (MarketsFarm) – Things are still not looking good for India’s kharif (summer) production, and in particular pulse crops. Excessive monsoons rains, followed by above average post monsoon rains have hurt production, according to a report. The excessive rains resulted in flooding in 13 states in India and the National Bulk Handling Corporation (NBHC) estimated […] Read more

Hay Disaster Benefit to pay out $5 million to Manitoba claimants

Winnipeg, (MarketsFarm) – Compensation for poor Manitoba forage crops in 2019 will soon be coming to insured producers as Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation (MASC) has activated the Hay Disaster Benefit (HDB). The estimated payout for 2019 is in excess of $5 million on approximately 1,500 claims, announced Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and […] Read more


The Canadian Grain Commission reported total domestic disappearance of canola during the crop-year-to-date of just over 4.8 million tonnes, as of Jan. 5, 2020. That's roughly one million tonnes ahead of the domestic disappearance during the first 22 weeks of the previous crop year and well above the 3.7 million tonnes exported to-date. | File photo

Solid crush more than makes up for slow Canadian canola exports

Winnipeg,(MarketsFarm) – Canada’s ongoing diplomatic dispute with China may be slowing canola exports, but the strong pace of the domestic crush is more than making up for any shortfall in international business. The Canadian Grain Commission reported total domestic disappearance of canola during the crop-year-to-date of just over 4.8 million tonnes, as of Jan. 5, […] Read more

At 80.4 million pounds, production of the sweetener was down by 15.4 per cent from the previous year. | File photo

Wet summer triggers honey production decline

WINNIPEG (MarketsFarm) — Cool, wet summer conditions caused Canadian honey production to drop to its lowest level in seven years in 2019, according to a report from Statistics Canada. At 80.4 million pounds, honey production was down by 15.4 percent from the previous year. Alberta saw the largest drop, with production down 35 percent to […] Read more


Firm undertone to Prairie feed grain market

Winnipeg,(MarketsFarm) – Solid demand from cattle feeders and ongoing logistic issues across the Canadian Prairies should keep a firm undertone in the feed grain market for the time being, according to an Alberta broker. “The feed market has definitely moved higher,” said Brandon Motz, of CorNine Commodities in Lacombe, Alberta, adding “demand is strong through […] Read more

FCC Chief Agricultural Economist J.P. Gervais noted that Canada has been warming at twice the rate as the rest of the world, which already has brought changes to the country's growing season. That includes warmer weather generating more rain during planting and harvest periods along with greater potential for floods and droughts. | File photo

FCC highlights three disruptors to affect Canadian ag in 2020

WINNIPEG,(MarketsFarm) – Farm Credit Canada (FCC) believes there are three major factors that will disrupt Canadian agriculture in 2020, according to a prepared statement from the federal agency. Those disruptors are climate change, protectionism and automation, which FCC Chief Agricultural Economist J.P. Gervais said could promote or inhibit growth in the industry. “We call them […] Read more

The center-left government of President Alberto Fernandez increased export taxes on soybeans, soymeal and soyoil to 30 per cent and nine for other agricultural products on Dec. 14. | File photo

Argentine soybeans facing tax increases

WINNIPEG, Jan. 8 (MarketsFarm) – When it comes to soybeans in Argentina there were few major diversions between the United States Department of Agriculture’s data (USDA) and that from department’s attaché in Buenos Aires. What may bring changes to the country’s soybean industry are tax increases imposed by the new federal government, according to Benjamin […] Read more


Despite a number of tough challenges in 2019, one broker at the Chicago Board of Trade said the year ended on a high note. | File photo

Chicago Board of Trade hopeful for 2020

WINNIPEG, (MarketsFarm) – Despite a number of tough challenges in 2019, one broker at the Chicago Board of Trade said the year ended on a high note. “For what we went through with China this whole year, this trade war, you had corn, wheat and soybeans close higher for the year on Dec. 31,” stated […] Read more

Spot demand from Turkey and expectations for increased demand going forward accounted for the higher bids, according to Kevin Silzer, vice president with Rayglen Commodities in Saskatoon, Sask. | File photo

Canadian red lentils see some strength to start New Year

Winnipeg, (MarketsFarm) – The red lentil market in Western Canada is seeing some life to start the New Year, with the improved bids creating some marketing opportunities. “Green lentil prices have been steady since the end of 2019, but red lentils are the one that’s jumped,” said Kevin Silzer, vice president with Rayglen Commodities in […] Read more