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Damp, tough canola at risk for spoilage

Some Prairie canola growers may now be able to get back to their unharvested canola, but the Canola Council of Canada warns that tough or damp canola can still be volatile, even at cooler outdoor temperatures. The Saskatchewan agriculture ministry on Wednesday reported “a few” growers in the province’s southeast were out harvesting canola last […] Read more

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World wine output seen at four-year low

Paris | Reuters –– Worldwide wine production is expected to fall this year to its lowest since 2012, chiefly due to adverse weather that sharply cut output in France and South America, wine body OIV estimated on Thursday. Global wine output is set to decrease by five per cent compared with last year to 259.5 […] Read more


U.S. grains: Soybeans climb on technical buying

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures rose on Friday on technical buying, bucking pressure from the harvest of a record-large U.S. soy crop and a strengthening dollar, analysts said. Corn also advanced while wheat fell, anchored by plentiful domestic and global stocks. At the CBOT, November soybeans settled up 7-1/2 cents […] Read more


Saskatchewan presses for rail interswitching, revenue cap

Farm stakeholder groups and Prairie provincial agriculture ministers got their chance Thursday to bring their concerns about grain transportation by rail to the federal minister responsible. Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau and Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay held a roundtable meeting with grain sector representatives Thursday in Saskatoon, and met also with the Prairies’ agriculture ministers. […] Read more


Prairies tell a tale of two flax crops

CNS Canada — A large portion of Canada’s flaxseed crop is still in the field, leaving questions over the size and quality of what will eventually be harvested. About a third of the flaxseed crop is still left in the field in Saskatchewan, by the estimate of Tom Leier, senior grain buyer with Scoular Special […] Read more

Rain, snow, cool temps continue to delay harvest

Saskatchewan Crop Report for the week ending October 17

Wet and cool weather continues to delay harvest. Frequent rain and snow, along with cool temperatures have stalled harvest for almost three weeks. Eighty-one per cent of the 2016 crop is combined and 15 per cent is swathed or ready to straight-cut, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly Crop Report. The five-year (2011-2015) average for this […] Read more


CP trims outlook on delayed Prairie harvest

Rain delays in this year’s Prairie grain harvest have bit into third-quarter revenues and earnings expectations for Canadian Pacific Railway (CP). The Calgary company on Wednesday booked overall net income of $347 million on revenues of $1.554 billion for its quarter ending Sept. 30. While net income was up seven per cent, total revenues were […] Read more