The United States is the top destination for Canadian beef, accounting for 72 percent of exports worth $1.7 billion. |  File photo

Exports continue to drive beef markets

Canada set a record in export sales in 2017 at more than $2.4 billion in value, even though the country’s herd is shrinking

LONDON, Ont. — The beef sectors in Canada and the United States rely heavily on exports. Record amounts of beef are being exported for more money, which props up domestic prices. Canada set a record in export sales in 2017 at more than $2.4 billion in value, although the volume is not a record, said […] Read more

Canadian exporters shipped approximately 21.78 million tonnes of grain and oilseeds during the first half of the 2017-18 crop year.  |  File photo

Pulse exports down, grain and oilseeds up

Canadian Grain Commission releases figures on agricultural exports for first half of 2017-18 crop year

The Canadian Grain Commission has released figures that shed new light on the pace of Canada’s agricultural exports in the first half of the 2017-18 crop year. Not surprisingly, the figures show a drastic reduction in exports of Canadian field peas and lentils. However, the pace of wheat and canola shipments — Western Canada’s two […] Read more

Stat Publishing expects Canadian farmers will plant one million fewer acres of peas next year.  |  File photo

India pea duty slashes prices

Yellow pea prices have plunged in the wake of a dramatic policy change in India. The Indian government imposed a 50 percent import duty on peas last week without any prior warning of its intentions. Companies that are still bidding on peas have dropped their price to about $6 per bushel, down from $8 the […] Read more


A driver unloads a truck during harvest in the Stavropol region of Russia, last year. The government wants to invest in infrastructure to increase export capacity.  |  REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko photo

Russia determined to boost grain export capacity by 50 percent

MOSCOW — Russia, which has shattered wheat harvest records three years running and is expanding production of other crops as well, aims to increase its grain export capacity by 50 percent to 7.5 million tonnes a month within three years. And its importance on world wheat markets is reflected in the CME Group’s announcement Nov. […] Read more

India mainly imports peas from Canada, Russia, the United States and France. Last year the country's pea imports jumped up 41 percent from the previous year to a record of 3.17 million tonnes, according to reports. | File photo

Surprise Indian duty on peas leaves Canada scrambling

WINNIPEG — The Canadian pea industry was shocked this morning to wake up to a notice from India declaring a 50 percent tax on pea imports to the country. “This sort of moves us beyond even where India has been before in pulse import duties.… More than a decade ago we were at 10 percent. […] Read more


India’s government has imposed a 50 percent duty on peas and a 20 percent duty on wheat. | File photo

India slaps duty on peas, wheat

India’s government has imposed a 50 percent duty on peas and a 20 percent duty on wheat. Pulse prices in India are suffering because of a bumper harvest of all crops in 2016-17 and a good summer crop in the current crop year. The country also still has substantial supplies of imported pulses. The Times […] Read more

There is now a massive price gap between Canadian and American honey of about 70 cents per lb. 
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‘Buy local’ trips up honey producers

In 2014, the price of Canadian honey was basically the same as U.S. honey. A U.S. Department of Agriculture national honey report from February 2014 said Canadian beekeepers received US$2.12 per pound for their honey and North Dakota beekeepers received $2.11 per lb. That parity is over. There is now a massive price gap between […] Read more

A staff member prepares to serve  pork steak at HyLife Pork Table, a pork dish restaurant operated by HyLife, a Canadian pig farmer and pork processor, at Daikanyama district in Tokyo, Japan. Last year, Canadian pork exports to Japan hit a record $3.812 million.  |  REUTERS/Issei Kato photo

Canadian pork satisfies Japanese appetites

TOKYO, Japan — Japan’s imports of Canadian pork are rising, said Tatsuo Iwama, ex-executive director for the Japan Meat Traders Association, which comprises 30 major Japanese meat traders. “Canadian pork meets Japan’s quality and price requirements,” Iwama said. Japan Ministry of Finance figures bear Iwama out. Imports of Canadian pork rose almost 20 percent last […] Read more


Under the terms of the deal, Canada gives up any right to retaliate over the decades-old complaint, which alleged the EU was breaking WTO rules by banning hormone-treated beef. | File photo

EU and Canada settle cattle battle at the WTO

GENEVA, Oct 3 (Reuters) – The European Union and Canada have ended a 21-year dispute over hormone-treated meat after negotiating a wider trade agreement, they said in a filing published by the World Trade Organization on Tuesday. The settlement of the dispute at the WTO, which began in 1996, was facilitated by a liberalisation of […] Read more

Canadian soybean exports to china last crop year were almost two million tonnes. | Getty image

Canada may become fourth largest soybean seed exporter

The crop year has come to a close, and what a year it was for Canadian grain exports and domestic use. Records were posted for canola exports and crush. Another number that stands out is soybean exports. Once Statistics Canada’s final numbers are tallied, soybean exports this year will likely be about 4.5 million tonnes, […] Read more