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Grain leaves Churchill

The first grain vessel in four years left the northern Manitoba Port of Churchill on the weekend of Sept. 7-8, according to social media posts from port owners Arctic Gateway Group. “Happy to report the successful completion and departure of the first grain vessel of the season from Churchill,” said Arctic Gateway on Twitter and […] Read more

Using a combination of satellite imagery, previous survey data, and agro-climatic data, the latest Statistics Canada report pegged Canada's 2019/20 corn crop at 14.1 million tonnes. That compares with the August estimate of 13.6 million tonnes and the 13.9 million tonne crop grown the previous year. Average corn yields across the country were pegged at 153.6 bushels per acres. | File photo

Statistics Canada forecasts near record corn crop

Winnipeg,(MarketsFarm) – Canada’s corn crop is forecast to be the second largest on record despite a delayed start to spring seeding, as yields showed an improvement from earlier forecasts, according to updated production estimates from Statistics Canada, released Sept. 12. Using a combination of satellite imagery, previous survey data, and agro-climatic data, the latest Statistics […] Read more

All-wheat production was forecast at 32.491 million tonnes by Statistics Canada, which would be up from both the August estimate of 31.251 million tonnes. and the year-ago level of 32.201 million tonnes. | File photo

Statistics Canada ups crop production estimates

Winnipeg, (MarketsFarm) – Updated model-based production estimates from Statistics Canada released Sept. 12 expect larger yields for most of the major crops grown in the country. While harvest operations are still ongoing, the actual crops may end up larger still. “All of the numbers are bigger, whether it’s durum, spring wheat, canola,” said analyst Mike […] Read more


Agriculture Canada is currently forecasting a 260,000 tonne chickpea crop this year.  |  File photo

Chickpeas look OK, prices soft

Canada’s chickpea crop likely beat earlier expectations, but poor prices may limit farmer sales at harvest time. “We planted the crop in drought conditions” and were preparing for the worst, said Colin Young of Midwest Grain in Moose Jaw, Sask., pointing to the lack of subsoil moisture in the key chickpea growing regions of southern […] Read more

The quality of Canada's 2019/20 barley crop remains to be seen, as cool and wet harvest conditions across much of the Prairies are raising concerns over how much will meet malt specifications. | File photo

Malt barley quality a question as Canadian harvest drags on

Winnipeg, (MarketsFarm) – The quality of Canada’s 2019/20 barley crop remains to be seen, as cool and wet harvest conditions across much of the Prairies are raising concerns over how much will meet malt specifications. “We’ll lose a lot of malting barley this year, because of the weather,” said Peter Watts, managing director of the […] Read more


Arctic Gateway described the shipment as

Grain leaves Churchill for first time in four years

Winnipeg (MarketsFarm) – The first grain vessel in four years left the northern Manitoba Port of Churchill over the weekend, according to social media posts from port owners Arctic Gateway Group. “Happy to report the successful completion and departure of the first grain vessel of the season from Churchill,” said Arctic Gateway on Twitter and […] Read more

The Canadian dollar fell about two cents this week.

Cdn dollar likely to remain stable: RBC Capital analyst

Winnipeg (MarketsFarm) – The Canadian dollar remains within a relatively stable range despite uncertainty in the global financial markets. “Even though there’s been a lot happening globally… the (Canadian) currency itself has been very well behaved,” said Mark Chandler, head of Canadian fixed income and currency strategy at RBC Capital Markets. “It’s been trapped in […] Read more

Large new crop expectations weigh on Canadian feed grain bids

Winnipeg (MarketsFarm) – Feed grain bids in Western Canada have trended lower over the past month amid expectations for large barley production and concerns over possible downgrades to wheat quality. “We’ve definitely seen (barley prices) soften up quite a bit,” said grain broker Nelson Neumann, of Agfinity in Stony Plain, Alta. New crop feed barley […] Read more


Canada's chickpea crop likely beat earlier expectations, but poor prices may limit farmer sales at harvest time. | File photo

Canadian chickpeas look ok, but prices soft

Winnipeg – Canada’s chickpea crop likely beat earlier expectations, but poor prices may limit farmer sales at harvest time. “We planted the crop in drought conditions” and were preparing for the worst, said Colin Young of Midwest Grain in Moose Jaw, Sask., pointing to the lack of subsoil moisture in the key chickpea growing regions […] Read more

A normal monsoon is 96-104 percent of the 50-year long period average (LPA). Rainfall is considered deficient if it is below 90 percent of LPA. | Flickr/McKay Savage photo

Indian monsoon rains catch-up, but pulse crops still at risk

Winnipeg – Heavy rains in recent weeks have brought India’s monsoon rainfall back up to normal levels after a slow and dry start to the season, according to reports out of the country. However, flooding and the uneven distribution of moisture could still hurt crop production. A normal monsoon is 96-104 percent of the 50-year […] Read more