Wet weather sets back harvest in Sask., Alta.

Persistently cool, wet weather during the last part of August and the first two weeks of September has thrown a nasty curveball at prairie farmers who still have crops in the field. As of late last week, about 40 percent of total western Canadian acreage had yet to be harvested. Most unharvested acres are in […] Read more

Corn takes ‘roller-coaster’ ride in Ontario

Excessive rainfall in June and July caused the variability seen in the province’s corn and soybean crops this year

DRESDEN, Ont. — There’s little certainty of profit for Ontario’s corn growers this year, according to analysts with two of the province’s largest co-operatives. “I’d say right now it’s a losing proposition (for some),” said Frank Backx, a grain marketer with the Hensall District Co-operative. “It depends totally on your land cost.” Don Kabbes, market […] Read more

Variable growth vexes Sask. durum crop

Drought and then late season rain will complicate harvest plans as late flush of second growth makes a mess of fields

The phrase “ green is the colour” has taken on a new meaning in some parts of Saskatchewan this year. Normally used by Saskatchewan Roughrider football fans, the phrase is being used this year to describe durum crops across much of the province’s southwest. From Moose Jaw to Kindersley and most points south, producers are […] Read more