Overwintered canola sees significant downgrading

Western Canadian canola growers who were unable to harvest their crops before winter last year now have a more accurate picture of how their spring harvested acres fared in terms of quality and grade. According to the Canadian Grain Commission, western Canadian growers planted nearly 20.3 million acres of canola in 2016 and harvested just […] Read more


CGC report looks at quality of spring harvested canola

Western Canadian canola growers who were unable to harvest their crops before winter last year now have a more accurate picture of how their spring harvested acres fared in terms of quality and grade. According to the Canadian Grain Commission, western Canadian growers planted nearly 20.3 million acres of canola in 2016 and harvested just […] Read more


Alta. implements temporary Salvage Grade for unharvested crop

Alberta cereal crops from 2016 that remained in the field over winter are gradually being dealt with. The low quality of that material has prompted Alberta’s Agriculture Financial Services Corp. to introduce a temporary Salvage Grade factor to deal with the high volume of low quality cereals. “Clients who have sold grain at a lower […] Read more



Alta. farmers want fast action

Alberta farmers are asking for expedited assessment of their unharvested 2016 crops so they can deal with them and start on 2017 crops when weather permits. In a conference call April 26, commodity groups under the banner of Team Alberta asked Alberta Agriculture Minister Oneil Carlier and senior officials with Agriculture Financial Services Corp. to […] Read more