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Canada still exporting lots to China: analyst

Winnipeg,(MarketsFarm) – Ivy Li brought a much different perspective about China to the Grain World Conference in Saskatoon, Sask. Specializing in Chinese agricultural markets, the Beijing-based independent analyst veered away from the usual statements that often cast China as the bad guy on the world stage. Also, Li pointed out that Canada has been doing […] Read more

The USDA increased its net farm income forecast for 2019 by more than 10 percent, to $92.5 billion, driven largely by the Trump administration's trade aid payments to farmers and federal insurance indemnities from extreme weather events, USDA Economic Research Service senior economist Carrie Litkowski said in a conference call with reporters. | File photo

U.S. farm income expected to rise in 2019, but only because of government aid

CHICAGO, (Reuters) – Nearly one-third of projected U.S. net farm income this year will come from government aid and taxpayer-subsidized commodity insurance payments, according to a forecast issued last week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The USDA increased its net farm income forecast for 2019 by more than 10 percent, to $92.5 billion, driven […] Read more

Global trade tensions and the African Swine Fever epidemic in Asia have piled pressure on grain trading firms as they try to emerge from a period of falling margins. Family-owned LDC, known as Dreyfus, is the

Grain trader Louis Dreyfus to cut costs in ongoing overhaul

SAO PAULO/PARIS, (Reuters) – Louis Dreyfus Company is making sweeping cost cuts, starting with travel, entertainment, hiring and salaries, as the 168-year-old agricultural commodities firm tries to revive dwindling profits. Global trade tensions and the African Swine Fever epidemic in Asia have piled pressure on grain trading firms as they try to emerge from a […] Read more


Rain and snow pelted crops in September and October. That was followed by a blizzard, and then warm temperatures that left fields a boggy mess. Next came a deep freeze, ruining the underground sugar beet crop, and dealing a harsh blow to farm incomes. | File photo

Frozen harvest leaves bitter taste for U.S. sugar beet farmers

HALLOCK, Minn., (Reuters) – Weather during harvest season in the U.S. Red River Valley, a fertile sugar beet region in Minnesota and North Dakota, has felt like a series of plagues to farmers. Rain and snow pelted crops in September and October. That was followed by a blizzard, and then warm temperatures that left fields […] Read more

As Australian farmers were harvesting crops, the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) pegged production of the country's largest rural export at 15.85 million tonnes, down nearly 18 percent from its previous estimate in September of 19.2 million tonnes. | Reuters photo

Australia cuts 2019/20 wheat production forecast by nearly 20% due to drought

SYDNEY, (Reuters) – Australia on Tuesday cut its wheat production forecast by nearly 20 percent for the year through June 2020, as an unrelenting drought across the country’s east coast will likely see output fall to an 11-year low. As Australian farmers were harvesting crops, the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences […] Read more


Up to a thousand tractors rolled into the city from the north and south last week, at times blocking motorways and the inner ring-road, honking horns and flying the flags of the two main farm unions staging the protest. | Reuters photo

French farmers clog highways to protest “agri-bashing”

PARIS, (Reuters) – French farmers angered by government policies that they say threaten their livelihoods drove convoys of tractors into Paris on last week, obstructing commuter traffic and adding to the social unrest facing President Emmanuel Macron. Up to a thousand tractors rolled into the city from the north and south last week, at times […] Read more

Show results from Agribition

The final day of the 49th Canadian Western Agribition in Regina and culminated with the RBC Beef Supreme Challenge to conclude the 2019 fall show season. The day also included the commercial cattle sale, sheep sale, prospect steer and heifer sale and a cowboy mounted shooting challenge between CWA CEO Chris Lane and Saskatchewan agriculture […] Read more



Geopolitics is again shaping the international scene, including China, Jacob Shapiro explained on Nov. 27 at the Grain World conference in Saskatoon, Sask. | Twitter/@grainworldcan photo

Geopolitics back dominating global relations

Saskatoon, Nov. 28 (MarketsFarm) – Geopolitics is again shaping the international scene, including China, Jacob Shapiro explained on Nov. 27 at the Grain World conference in Saskatoon, Sask. Geopolitics resulted in catastrophic global wars and generated very little peace for close to a century. The Director of Analysis for Geopolitical Futures, Shapiro said the concept […] Read more

Greenwood Limousin and Angus of Lloydminster, Sask. sold a half semen interest and full possession in Greenwood Electric Impact WET. This Limousin bull was supreme champion at Farmfair International and grand champion Limousin bull at Canadian Western Agribition. He is a son of the 2017 Agribition supreme champion Greenwood Canadian Impact ET and sold for $62,000 to Ben Armitage, Kinsella, Alta. | Barbara Duckworth photo

Purebred beef shows continue at Agribition

Show results from yesterday’s events at Canadian Western Agribition in Regina include more purebred beef events plus the start of the sheep classes. In the Black Angus show, Brooking Countess 7077, with calf at side Brooking Dusty’s Countess 9026, took the grand champion female honours for Brooking Angus Ranch of Radville, Sask., and Dusty Rose […] Read more