Ukraine’s 2021/22 grain exports reach 2.5 mln tonnes

KYIV, July 30 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s grain exports rose to 2.47 million tonnes in July, the first month of the new 2021/22 July-June season, up 136,000 tonnes from a year earlier, agriculture ministry data showed on Friday. That included 694,000 tonnes of wheat, 821,000 tonnes of barley and 939,000 tonnes of corn, the data showed. […] Read more

Wheat production estimates have been reduced for the Russian and Kazakhstan crops. | file photo

Ukraine shines as Black Sea wheat takes hit

‘Unfriendly’ weather hurts the crop in Russia and Kazakhstan, while Ukraine expects record production but lower quality

The Black Sea region will still be a big producer and exporter of wheat this year despite recent weather challenges, says an analyst from that part of the world. SovEcon recently reduced its Russian production forecast to 82.3 million tonnes, down from its June forecast of 84.6 million tonnes and last year’s 85.9 million tonne […] Read more

Wireworms have been making a comeback in Prairies fields, as older chemistries that controlled them were lost. A new registration will help producers with their pest predicament.  |  Barb Glen photo

Feds approve wireworm insecticide

Cereal growers in Alberta and Saskatchewan have a new tool to fight wireworms. Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency on Oct. 19, registered a new insecticide from BASF called broflanilide. BASF has been promoting broflanilide for a while, but the registration means it will be available to Canadian farmers in 2021. “Growers have struggled for […] Read more


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