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Yields to take precedence over acres in Canada

CNS Canada –– Canadian farmers seeded a bit more canola and a bit less wheat than originally expected, according to updated acreage estimates from Statistics Canada, released Tuesday. However, worsening drought conditions in the western Prairies over the past month and the need for reseeding due to frost damage earlier in June mean actual yields […] Read More


Prairies’ hot spell shuffles east

The hottest spots on the Prairies pressed further east on Monday, with highs touching +34 C in the Weyburn/Estevan area of southeastern Saskatchewan while reaching just +19 C around Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer. Monday’s lows, at their lowest, touched +9 C at WeatherFarm stations around Meadow Lake in northwestern Saskatchewan, +12 C around Lloydminster […] Read More

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SW Ont. county gets soybean planting extension

Soybean growers in southwestern Ontario’s Essex County have a seven-day extension on the province’s crop insurance deadline to get their crop planted. Agricorp, the province’s crop insurance and farm funding agency, said Monday it would give Essex County farmers until July 7, 2015 to plant their soybeans for this crop year, and until July 10 […] Read More

Brown mustard. (Peggy Greb photo courtesy ARS/USDA)

Frost takes greater toll on mustard crops than dryness

CNS Canada — Freezing temperatures at the end of May took a toll on Saskatchewan’s mustard crops, industry specialists say. Walter Dyck, seed division manager for Olds Products, said many growers have reduced acreage this year. “We had early seeding, but the frost — not just one frost, but many frosts had an impact this […] Read More

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Questions abound ahead of StatsCan acreage report

CNS Canada — Statistics Canada will release its updated acreage estimates for the year on Tuesday, but the timing of the survey could lead to more questions and second-guessing than normal given the likely adjustments and yield losses over the past month. The survey was conducted before a drought took hold in Alberta and Saskatchewan, […] Read More

Sask. dryness could impact global canaryseed prices

CNS Canada –– Dryness in Saskatchewan could support global canaryseed prices, as the province produces nearly all of Canada’s crop. Canada is the world’s largest producer and exporter of canaryseed worldwide, according to a federal government report. Kevin Hursh, executive director for the Canaryseed Development Commission of Saskatchewan, expects global canaryseed prices will eventually react […] Read More