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U.S. grains: Corn futures break losing streak

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures steadied near a three-month low on Thursday as traders said the market was oversold following sharp declines stemming from a bearish U.S. Agriculture Department harvest forecast issued on Monday. Soybean futures traded higher overnight but turned lower after a weak export sales report. Soy futures settled near session […] Read more

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Grain growers get extension on 2018 APP repayment

Grain, oilseed and pulse crop growers who took out cash advances from the Advance Payments Program for the 2018-19 crop year will get an extra six months to repay, effective Friday. Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau on Thursday announced a six-month stay of default for APP advances on grains, oilseeds and pulses, to March 31, […] Read more


Sask. harvest in early stages, rainfall delays progress in south

Saskatchewan Crop Report for the week ending August 12

Despite rain delays in some areas, producers now have over one per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut, and less than one per cent of the 2019 crop combined according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Crop Report. The five-year (2014-2018) average is four per cent combined and five per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut. Seventeen per […] Read more




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Pulse weekly outlook: Alberta markets optimistic despite weather

MarketsFarm — Varied weather across Alberta has made for an unpredictable pulse harvest. “We’ve seen everything from drought-like conditions in the south, to an overabundance of water in the central region, and to some degree in the north as well,” said Leanne Fischbuch, executive director of Alberta Pulse. Despite less-than-favourable weather conditions, pulse producers are […] Read more



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U.S. grains: Corn, soybean futures fall

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures fell 1.5 per cent on Wednesday, with investors shedding risky assets as concerns about the global economy spilled over into the grain markets. Forecasts for some rain in key growing areas of the U.S. Midwest in the coming weeks added to the pressure on the corn market and […] Read more

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Cannabis firm Tilray sees growth slowing

Reuters — Pot producer Tilray Inc. reported a wider-than-expected quarterly loss on Tuesday, as it ramped up investments to boost production and warned of muted growth in the Canadian recreational marijuana market for the second half of the year. Shares of the Nanaimo, B.C.-based company fell eight per cent after hours. Canada in October became […] Read more



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Prairies at risk of frosty harvest

MarketsFarm — Another dilemma is expected for the 2019 growing season: after a late start, western Canadian farmers could be challenged by an early end. Over the Aug. 10 weekend there were isolated reports of frost in some areas of the Peace region in northwestern Alberta. Other parts of the Prairies may be experiencing similar […] Read more