The long, wet harvest of 2018 has probably spelled the end for most hopes that barley still in fields will meet malting specifications. | File photo

Harvest delays prompts questions about malt barley supplies

The long, wet harvest of 2018 has probably spelled the end for most hopes that barley still in fields will meet malting specifications. “I really suspect that anything left in the field now, any barley now, will not be malting quality,” said Jeff Nielsen, a farmer near Olds, Alta., and a director of the Alberta […] Read more

Little harvest progress was made in Manitoba for the week ended Oct. 9 as snow stalled combining in parts of the province, according to the weekly crop report. | Twitter/@ArborgHeritageV photo

Manitoba harvest stopped after snow falls

Winnipeg – Little harvest progress was made in Manitoba for the week ended Oct. 9 as snow stalled combining in parts of the province, according to the weekly crop report. Harvest progress was 80 percent complete as of Oct. 9, which is up from the previous week where it was at 78 percent done. The […] Read more

Cold and wet conditions, including heavy snow, halted harvest operations across much of Alberta during the week ended Oct. 2, with only 40 percent of crops now off the field, according to the latest report from Alberta Agriculture. | Twitter/@N_BURNETT photo

Alberta harvest well behind normal: report

Winnipeg – Cold and wet conditions, including heavy snow, halted harvest operations across much of Alberta during the week ended Oct. 2, with only 40 percent of crops now off the field, according to the latest report from Alberta Agriculture. While progress was up slightly from the previous week, it was running well behind the […] Read more


Cool and wet weather limited harvest progress in Saskatchewan during the week ended Oct. 1, with the overall harvest rate only increasing five percentage points, to 73 percent complete, according to the latest provincial report. | File photo

Adverse weather slows Saskatchewan harvest: report

Cool and wet weather limited harvest progress in Saskatchewan during the week ended Oct. 1, with the overall harvest rate only increasing five percentage points, to 73 percent complete, according to the latest provincial report. The harvest was running behind the five-year average of 78 percent complete, and compares with 2017 when 89 percent of […] Read more

The current wet and snowy weather plaguing Western Canada isn't to blame for the canola market being on the upswing lately, according to one trader. | Paul Yanko photo

Soyoil, not weather main influence on canola market

Winnipeg – The current wet and snowy weather plaguing Western Canada isn’t to blame for the canola market being on the upswing lately, according to one trader. “Canola’s been firm but it really hasn’t shown any reaction whatsoever to the weather, it’s going up because bean oil’s going up and it’s lagging the bean oil […] Read more


Cool and wet conditions across Manitoba limited harvest progress once again during the week ended Oct. 1, according to the latest crop report from Manitoba Agriculture. | Robin Booker photo

Cool, wet weather slows Manitoba harvest progress: report

Winnipeg – Cool and wet conditions across Manitoba limited harvest progress once again during the week ended Oct. 1, according to the latest crop report from Manitoba Agriculture. The harvest was 78 per cent complete, up five points from the previous week. Most of the harvesting took place over the weekend when the weather was […] Read more

Stalled harvest progress across Western Canada saw canola prices move steadily higher on the ICE Futures platform for most of the week ended Sep. 28. | Tom Boden photo

A lot of crop still left in the fields

Winnipeg – Stalled harvest progress across Western Canada saw canola prices move steadily higher on the ICE Futures platform for most of the week ended Sep. 28. While the cool and wet conditions should remain a supportive factor as long as they persist, activity in the Chicago soybean complex could override any weather-related strength. Manitoba […] Read more

Wet weather is holding producers back from rushing to sell their cattle in Western Canada, according to an analyst. | Robin Booker photo

Wet weather supportive for Manitoba cattle market

Winnipeg – Wet weather is holding producers back from rushing to sell their cattle in Western Canada, according to an analyst. “Volumes are a decent size but they’re not burdensome by any means. (They’re) maybe slowed down a little bit by the weather and guys maybe re-accessing if things are going to green up. It […] Read more


Very little harvest progress was made in Alberta during the week ended Sep. 25, according to the latest provincial crop report. | Jeremy Simes photo

Bad weather still stalling Alberta harvest

Winnipeg – Very little harvest progress was made in Alberta during the week ended Sep. 25, according to the latest provincial crop report. Harvest progress for major crops sat at 32.9 percent, up less than a percentage point from the previous week. This is far behind the five-year average of 62 percent. Provincially the spring […] Read more

Cool and wet conditions stalled harvest progress across Manitoba during the week ended Sep. 24, according to the latest report from Manitoba Agriculture. | Twitter/@gmax62 (Kendall Heise) photo

Manitoba harvest stalled

Winnipeg – Cool and wet conditions stalled harvest progress across Manitoba during the week ended Sep. 24, according to the latest report from Manitoba Agriculture. Overall harvest progress across the province was pegged at 73 percent complete by the government agency, which was up by only two percentage points from the previous week. Snowfall hit […] Read more