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U.S. grains: Corn tops two-month high

Chicago | Reuters –– U.S. corn futures climbed to their highest in more than two months on Tuesday as traders predicted the U.S. will cut its production estimate in a crop report due out Friday. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, in the monthly report, may reduce its estimates for the average corn yield and for […] Read More

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Man. edible bean harvest wraps up, hail damage evident

CNS Canada — Manitoba’s edible bean harvest is done, but markets are sitting little-traded and offering low prices to producers, analysts say. The effects of hail storms in south-central Manitoba are now apparent, said Dennis Lange, a farm production advisor with Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development at Altona. “It’s going to affect yields and […] Read More


Oat prices remain under pressure

CNS Canada –– Oat prices continue having trouble breaking through key resistance figures as harvest winds down across the Prairies. “They’re (prices) below what farmers like… having trouble breaking that $3 a bushel level in Manitoba and $2.50 in Saskatchewan,” said Ryan McKnight of Linear Grain at Carman, Man. So far, he said, very few […] Read More

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Soil sampling and soil testing

Fall is generally the most convenient time for soil testing. Plan now for effective testing

In the last issue of Grainews Les Henry wrote a great article on soil testing. I couldn’t agree more that soil sampling and testing is a great tool to assess the soil nutrient levels in your fields so you can wisely plan your fertilizer program for next spring. Here are some of my thoughts on […] Read More

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Western Canadian wheat bids stay rangebound

CNS Canada — Cash wheat bids across Western Canada stayed mainly rangebound during the week ended Monday. Average Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) wheat prices were up by C$1 per tonne across the three Prairie provinces, according to price quotes from a cross-section of delivery points. Bids ranged from $228 per tonne in Manitoba to […] Read More

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U.S. grains: Prices rise on technicals, positioning before reports

Chicago | Reuters –– U.S. grain and soybean futures strengthened on Monday as technical buying and positioning ahead of U.S. crop reports overshadowed concerns about poor export demand. Soybean oil neared a two-month high. Traders were adjusting positions in the markets before the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issues reports on crop production, supplies and […] Read More


PotashCorp withdraws takeover bid for K+S

New York/Frankfurt | Reuters –– PotashCorp said Monday it had withdrawn its 7.9 billion euro (C$11.6 billion) offer for German potash producer K+S, citing a decline in global commodity and equity markets and a lack of engagement by K+S management. K+S shares dropped 24 per cent after Potash announced its decision in a statement, wiping […] Read More