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Taking a look at CWRS protein levels in 2018

Prairie protein levels higher in 2018 than 2017

Through its harvest sample program, the Canadian Grain Commission collects wheat samples from across the Prairies, grades them, and compiles the results. For the 2018 crop year, the CGC found an average protein level of 13.83 per cent for western Canadian No. 1 CWRS. On average, samples from Alberta and B.C. were higher than this, […] Read more

Agritechnica 2019 tour is a go

Agritechnica, held every second year in Hanover, Germany, is the world’s largest farm show. In 2017, Grainews arranged a bus tour to take a group of readers to see Agritechnica and a list of other German agricultural and tourist sites. We had so much fun, we’re doing it again. This year’s trip runs from November […] Read more

The 2019 rebate roundup

Just cashed your rebate cheque from 2018? Find out what’s new for this year

Once again, it’s time for the Grainews annual rebate roundup. For most farmers, rebate programs aren’t the main factor in the decision-making process. A rebate program falls far behind factors like choosing the right product, buying from a retailer you like, and of course the actual price. But, everyone likes a rebate! Especially when the […] Read more

New corn seed varieties for 2019

There are 11 new corn varieties on the market for Western Canadian growers this year

Corn growers have 11 new varieties to choose from when they’re making plans for 2019. Breeders are developing more short-season variety that are suited to a larger growing area. Pioneer Hi-Bred’s new ultra-early P6909R variety needs only 1950 Corn Heat Units, which could greatly expand the corn-growing region of Western Canada. Here’s a list of […] Read more


At a time when there are already several new company names on the new seed variety list, CROPLAN is jumping into the fray — bringing its brand to Western Canada for the first time. “CROPLAN is new to Western Canada, but certainly not new to North America,” says Michael Kereluik, CROPLAN product manager for Canada. […] Read more