The province says the move will allow disease management, rather than having a zero-tolerance approach. | Screencap via manageFHB.ca

Alta. removes fusarium from pest act

The Alberta government is removing fusarium graminearum from its pest regulation, a move industry says will allow for better management of the disease. The government said in a news release today that regulating the disease has failed to stop it, arguing the changes allow for the modernization of management practices. It said rates of fusarium […] Read more

Canada Prairie Red Spring (CPRS) saw the largest increases, with bids up by more than C$20 per tonne. Increases for Canadian Western Red Spring Wheat (CWRS) were in the teens, while those for Canadian Western Amber Durum (CWAD) remained under C$10 per tonne. | File photo

Western Canadian wheat: Bids surge on U.S. gains, weaker loonie

WINNIPEG, (MarketsFarm) – Wheat bids in Western Canada were significantly higher for the week ended March 19, due to gains made in the United States markets coupled with a weaker Canadian dollar. Canada Prairie Red Spring (CPRS) saw the largest increases, with bids up by more than C$20 per tonne. Increases for Canadian Western Red […] Read more

Average Canada Western Red Spring (13.5 percent) wheat prices were up by C$5 to C$9 per tonne, according to price quotes from a cross-section of delivery points compiled by PDQ (Price and Data Quotes). | File photo

Canadian wheat bids rise over holidays

Winnipeg,(MarketsFarm) – Hard red spring wheat bids in Western Canada posted solid gains during the two-week holiday period ended Jan. 2, as gains in the United States futures more than made up for the bearish influence of the rising Canadian dollar. Average Canada Western Red Spring (13.5 percent) wheat prices were up by C$5 to […] Read more


A worker sifts wheat inside the market yard of the Agriculture Product Marketing Committee on the outskirts of the western Indian city of Ahmedabad in this photo from 2010. Indian wheat production is expected to jump next year.  |  REUTERS/Amit Dave photo

India’s rising wheat, pulse output likely to curb imports

MUMBAI, India (Reuters) — India’s production of wheat and pulses is expected to jump next year because a hike in the government’s assured purchase prices and ample rainfall have prompted farmers to plant more of the winter crops, industry officials said. Higher production will help the south Asian country reduce imports of pulses in the […] Read more

Canadian farmers harvested larger crops than expected this autumn, reaping record-large canola output and surprisingly big wheat and durum crops. | Michael Raine photo

Statistics Canada sees surprisingly big canola, wheat harvests

WINNIPEG, Manitoba/OTTAWA, Dec 6 – Canadian farmers harvested larger crops than expected this autumn, reaping record-large canola output and surprisingly big wheat and durum crops, a Statistics Canada report showed on Wednesday. Dry weather in some areas in the summer and a late harvest in Western Canada made the size of crops in the world’s […] 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

North Dakota weather was hot and dry well into July, but the spring wheat crop was more resilient than projected. | File photo

North Dakota wheat yields better than expected

Growers and agronomists in North Dakota were wondering in early July if any spring wheat would be produced in the western half of the state. Parts of the region were in an extreme drought: as little to no rain had fallen since April. As well, blistering heat, in the range of 35 C, scorched the […] Read more


Benchmark Chicago Board of Trade wheat futures jumped 23 percent in June and high-protein spring wheat climbed 34 percent, driven up as severe drought reduced production in some key U.S. and Canadian growing regions. | File photo

Asian millers caught out by rally in wheat prices

SINGAPORE (Reuters) — Some Asian flour millers have been caught out by last month’s nearly 30 percent rally in global wheat prices after earlier booking cargoes with prices due to be fixed at a later date, traders said. Benchmark Chicago Board of Trade wheat futures jumped 23 percent in June and high-protein spring wheat climbed […] Read more

In a Jan. 3 news release, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association called the excess funds a

Farmers overcharged nearly $100 million in CGC user fees

The Canadian Grain Commission has built up a surplus of nearly $100 million since 2013-14 through excess user fees collected from Canadian grain farmers. That surplus has prompted the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association to call for surplus fees to be immediately returned to grain farmers. In a Jan. 3 news release, the association called […] Read more