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Warm spell turns warmer

The temperature range across the Prairies continued to warm up Thursday, with highs reaching +31 C around Lethbridge, +30 C around Moose Jaw, Weyburn and Estevan and +29 C around Brandon. Thursday’s lows also pushed further up from the freezing mark, dropping to +4 C around Grande Prairie, Alta., +7 C around Meadow Lake in […] Read More


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High protein, high yields seen in early malt barley

CNS Canada –– High protein levels could prove a challenge for Canadian maltsters this year, but the quality of the country’s malt barley crop is generally looking better than had been expected as harvest activity starts up across the Prairies, according to a broker. “Everything is high, high, high; high yields, high plump, high bushel […] Read More

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Rain in Sask., Man. stalls harvest, causes crop damage

CNS Canada — Rain in Manitoba and Saskatchewan has stalled harvest and caused crop damage, but moving forward, conditions should improve, two industry specialists predict. Shannon Friesen, a regional crops specialist with Saskatchewan Agriculture in Moose Jaw, said recent rains have delayed harvest and stalled maturity in some crops. Producers have found peas and canola […] Read More





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Trade expects mostly smaller crops in StatsCan report

CNS Canada –– Statistics Canada will release its first survey-based Canadian crop production estimates for 2015-16 on Friday, and figures for most major crops are expected to be down compared to last year. Yields are likely to be all over the map as weather conditions varied vastly from region to region during the growing season. […] Read More




Canola west of Pathlow in northeastern Saskatchewan on July 27. A U.S. meteorologist expects periodic rains for the province during harvest in September. (Dave Bedard photo)

Cooler temperatures, precipitation in store for Prairies

CNS Canada — Alberta crops could be put at risk during the last week of September due to cooler weather, but for the most part, a U.S. meteorologist expects average to slightly above-average temperatures for the Prairies during harvest. Farmers will need to monitor temperatures during the last 10 days of September, as there will […] Read More



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