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Small new crops keep eyes on ending stocks ahead of StatsCan

CNS Canada — Smaller Canadian canola and wheat crops in 2015-16 should keep some extra attention on the carryout from the previous crop year, when Statistics Canada releases its ending stocks report on Thursday. However, barring any surprises in the data, current weather and production prospects should remain the major drivers in futures markets. Canola […] Read More

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Large green lentil prices move up on supply concerns

CNS Canada — Price-wise, large green lentils have been outpacing their red counterparts, due to poor acreage and a general disappearance of the crop, according to an industry specialist. Delivered No. 1 large green or Laird lentils are between 38 and 47 cents per pound, according to Prairie Ag Hotwire. Those prices would bring farmers […] Read More

Canaryseed prices at standstill ahead of harvest

CNS Canada — After hitting highs in the summer, canaryseed prices have held steady, but staying at current levels is unlikely, though an industry specialist expects reduced production this year. “Demand is terrible,” said David Nobbs, general manager at Canpulse Foods and chair of the Canaryseed Development Commission of Saskatchewan. Europe has been buying “next […] Read More


New Sask. farm drainage rules ready for rollout

Saskatchewan has laid out a new set of regulations meant to bring all farm drainage works — including previously grandfathered drains — into compliance in the next 10 years. The regulations, announced Tuesday, will first be applied to pilot projects in the province’s east — in the Souris Basin, near Stoughton, and the Assiniboine Basin, […] Read More

This year’s El Nino could be strongest on record

Geneva | Reuters — The current El Nino weather phenomenon is expected to peak between October and January and could turn into one of the strongest on record, experts from the World Meteorological Organization said at a news conference Tuesday. Climate models and experts suggest surface waters in the east-central Pacific Ocean are likely to […] Read More

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Canadian chain New York Fries to join Cara

A potato-based staple of shopping-mall food courts across Canada is set to become an arm of the country’s biggest full-service restaurant operator. The numbered owner of New York Fries agreed Monday to a cash deal to sell its entire stake to Cara Operations Ltd., which operates or franchises dining brands across Canada including Swiss Chalet, […] Read More

A throw pan, or “Frisbee special,” is a quick way to catch a sample of grain from the back of the combine.

Four steps to minimizing your harvest losses

Combines don't leave the dealers' lots set specifically for your field. Don't throw out profits this late in the game

If you’re reluctant to measure the seed your combine is leaking and adjust the machine accordingly, you may be leaving a lot of yield in the field. That was Jim Bessel’s message to farmers during EvolveAg’s field day in north-western Saskatchewan in July. Bessel, who worked with the Canola Council of Canada for over 20 […] Read More


Syngenta may seek partners, j.v. after product review

Zurich | Reuters — Syngenta may seek partners to help improve its product lineup after a thorough review in the wake of a rebuffed takeover approach from Monsanto, the agrichemicals group’s chairman told a Swiss newspaper. Syngenta’s board is under pressure from shareholders to show how it plans to generate value after turning its back […] Read More

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CWRS bids down, CPSR bids up across Prairies

CNS Canada — Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) wheat cash bids across Western Canada were steady to slightly lower during the week ended Friday, while Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) bids posted small gains. Average CWRS prices were down by C$1-$4 per tonne across the three Prairie provinces, according to price quotes from a cross-section […] Read More