Strong durum prices expected

Farmers with a durum crop should be able to enjoy both a decent price this winter and much needed aid in clearing last year’s crop, some analysts say. The crop might be small, but it’s vital. Durum supply will be a combination of new production and the carry over from 2016-17. “It’s still going to […] Read more


Farmers report dissatisfaction with current program

A survey of 268 Saskatchewan farmers has found dissatisfaction with AgriStability. The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan polled members to confirm what it had been hearing, said president Norm Hall. “The survey was to get factual information, instead of just anecdotal,” he said. There have been many complaints about the program since changes were made […] Read more


Weather slams canola potential

Frost and drought have shaved more than one million tonnes off canola production estimates, which has put analysts in a bullish mood. “We’re not selling anything,” said Derek Squair, president of Agri-Trend Marketing. He predicts a tug-of-war developing between crushers and exporters for the ever-shrinking supply of the oilseed. “The crushers have started the tug-of-war. […] Read more



Canola’s magic number?

CORRECTION – March 19, 2015 – This story originally stated the 2014 canola crop was 13 million tonnes – the correct figure is 15.6 million tonnes. BANFF, Alta. — It was easy last March to set a 26 million tonne canola production target by 2025 after farmers grew an 18 million tonne crop in 2013. […] Read more


Canola, wheat beat expectations

Statistics Canada report | Total production lower than 2013-14, better than expected

There wasn’t a collective yawn when Statistics Canada released its final crop estimate Dec. 5, but there may have been collective eye rolling. Instead of reacting negatively to Statistics Canada’s estimates that canola and wheat estimates were higher than previously estimated, the market took it all in stride. Statistics Canada pegged canola 1.5 million tonnes […] Read more