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CBOT weekly outlook: Soy, corn wait for next big thing

MarketsFarm — Soybean and corn futures at the Chicago Board of Trade have recovered off of nearby lows, but remain rangebound overall waiting for fresh news to push values one way or the other. The U.S. Department of Agriculture holds its Agriculture Outlook Forum on Feb. 20-21. USDA’s first acreage and supply/demand estimates for the […] Read more





CBOT weekly outlook: Corn set to rally

MarketsFarm — Corn futures on the Chicago Board of Trade may be due for a rally. The March corn contract hit $3.92 per bushel three times earlier in the month, facing stiff resistance to break higher (all figures US$). Prices established lows last week, around $3.7525. “I would like to see resistance be taken to […] Read more




Goss’s wilt is a bacterial infection.

Goss’s Wilt comes to corn on the Prairies

Four ways to cope with corn crops hit with Goss's wilt bacterium

Corn acreage is on the rise across the Prairies, but this year, Goss’s wilt has hit some areas hard. Goss’s wilt is a bacterial infection, relatively new to Western Canada. It was first confirmed in Manitoba in 2009, officially found in Alberta in 2013, and in west-central Saskatchewan in 2018. Sherri Roberts, a crops extension […] Read more


StatsCan shows corn, soy output down across board

Despite increases in Ontario’s harvested acres for both soybeans and corn, the province’s production of both crops in 2019 followed the rest of Canada’s lower in Statistics Canada’s latest estimates. StatsCan’s November estimates for production of principal field crops, released Friday, dropped Canada’s production of soybeans to six million tonnes, down 18.5 per cent from […] Read more

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New corn varieties for 2020

Planning to plant corn? There are a lot of new options for the 2020 growing season

Corn growers are spoiled for choice this winter, with 27 new hybrids and one new conventional variety (from Thunder Seed) coming to market for 2020. Lots of new varieties on offer include the YieldGuard Corn Borer trait developed by Monsanto, or offer some level of resistance to Goss’s wilt. Here is the list. Corteva: Pioneer […] Read more