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Limagrain to launch plant-based protein food next year

Paris | Reuters — French agricultural co-operative Limagrain on Tuesday said it is launching a new legumes business that aims to deliver plant-based food products from next year, betting on the fast-growing plant protein sector and a trend towards eating less red meat. Many large agricultural companies, including Archer Daniels Midland, Cargill and France’s Roquette […] Read more


Pulse weekly outlook: Edible bean yields lower across North America

MarketsFarm — A challenging harvest season spelled trouble for dry bean yields across North America, according to one report from the Global Pulse Confederation. Mexico’s spring-summer bean crop yield was pegged at around 400,000 tonnes, which was 52 per cent lower than the previous year. The loss in production was largely due to drought conditions […] Read more

Pulse weekly outlook: Drop in India’s production may lead to lower duties

MarketsFarm — There’s a possibility the government of India could lower its import duties on pulses, including those from Canada, according to reports. With India’s monsoon rains having continued longer than usual, production of the country’s kharif (summer) pulse production fell by almost two million tonnes. Prior to the monsoons, market expectations called for 10.1 […] Read more


Harrows are more effective earlier on, when weeds are at the white thread stage.

Comparing mechanical weed control options

Considering adding a mechanical option to your herbicide rotations? Try these

Mechanical weed control is not anything new. Farmers have been using harrows and various tillage tools to control weeds for centuries, and for organic farmers mechanical weed control remains the only option. What is new is the technology that is available to help make mechanical weeding more efficient and effective, like GPS or camera-guided systems […] Read more

Pulse weekly outlook: Balance sheet tightening

MarketsFarm — Canadian pea and lentil production failed to live up to earlier projections, according to the latest survey data from Statistics Canada. While both crops are still forecast to be above their year-ago levels, the tightening supply expectations should underpin prices. Canada’s 2019-20 lentil crop was pegged at 2.17 million tonnes in the government […] Read more



Thirty-seven per cent of soybeans are now in the bin.

Harvest progress in Sask. picks up steam

Saskatchewan Crop Report for the week ending October 21

Many producers were able to continue with harvest operations last week as 83 per cent of the crop is now in the bin. This is up from 69 per cent last week but remains behind the five-year (2014-2018) average of 93 per cent for this time of year. Many areas received very little precipitation which […] Read more


Saskatchewan farmers make good harvest progress

MarketsFarm – Farmers throughout Saskatchewan made good progress in their harvesting over the last week, according to the province’s latest weekly crop report. With little precipitation during the week ended Oct. 21, the harvest rose from 69 to 83 per cent complete province-wide. However, it’s still 10 points behind the average pace. Also, the report […] Read more

Wet field conditions have made this year's harvest exceedingly difficult for producers.

Weather window allows Sask. farmers to resume harvest

Saskatchewan Crop Report for the week ending October 14

Relatively warm and dry weather allowed for some producers to return to the field last week, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly Crop Report. Sixty-nine per cent of the crop is now in the bin, up from 55 per cent last week but remaining well behind the five-year (2014-2018) average of 88 per cent for this […] Read more