A Saskatchewan pulse crop shipper says container availability remains sporadic. | File photo

Container crunch might be improving

North American exporters who depend on shipping containers see ‘light at the end of what has been a very dark tunnel’

It appears North America’s container supply squeeze may be starting to ease. Bo DeLong, vice-president of the grain division of the DeLong Co., a U.S. grain company that ships soybeans in containers, said there has been some relief. “It seems to be opening up a little bit,” he said during a webinar hosted by the […] Read more

Census offers glimpse into modern agriculture

Census offers glimpse into modern agriculture

Prairie farmers are getting older — and younger. More than half are 55 and older, according to the 2016 Census of Agriculture. The 55.5 percent in that category is up nearly seven percentage points from the 2011 census. Bill Brown, head of the agricultural and resource economics department at the University of Saskatchewan, thinks the […] Read more