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Post-harvest marketing plan time

With your crop in the bin, it’s time to get to the work of grain marketing

Your location will have had a big impact to your harvest outcome this year. Weather issues stressed crops across the Prairies. Whether you had a bumper crop or a poor crop, you need to review your marketing plan. This is the critical time when prices and trends can be set for the better part of […] Read more

New online grain trading platform

Ag Exchange Group wants to match up farmers with grain buyers more efficiently

Developers of a new online grain trading system are hoping the technology will simplify the buying and selling of grains, and help expand export markets in the process. A desire to help growers focus their time more effectively and do a better job of bringing buyers and sellers together led Ag Exchange Group Inc. of […] Read more

Grain marketing, Mother Nature and Murphy’s Law

Some years anything that can go wrong, will. Avoid further trouble with these three marketing strategies

For many the first week of September 2014 was no doubt an agonizing experience as you had to sit by helplessly and watch it rain and snow and freeze. Undeniable proof that Mother Nature’s last name has to be Murphy, and she was in the mood to apply the full wrath of Murphy’s Law to […] Read more

Changing times, yet again for grain prices

With risks of global change and bad 
harvest weather, farmers can take action

Over the past month a number of things have happened that are going to impact world grain prices. Reports from the Ukrainian Ministry of Agriculture are saying that due to conflicts they expect that at least 15 per cent of the crops in Eastern regions will be lost because they have not been tended to […] Read more

Crop marketing tips for higher profits

Growing the crop is only half the battle. Now you'll need informed decisions

Canadian growers have benefitted from powerful innovations in recent years. From the introduction of new varieties to crop protection tools and better soil preservation practices, growers have a stronger chance of maximizing yield at harvest. But the job doesn’t end there. For growers to see the full benefits of a crop well-grown, they need to […] Read more

Trade Barriers Shave $1 Off Canola Price

Canada should put more emphasis on bilateral — country to country — trade negotations and less on multilateral negotiations through the World Trade Organization. That’s the word from Larry Weber, a regular market-analysis speaker at Crop Week events. “To think the WTO is going to improve any of our problems is misguided,” Weber said at […] Read more

Friendly Oat Outlook Depends On Seeded Acres

A room packed with oat growers waited patiently for Randy Strychar’s outlook on oats at Crop Production Week in Saskatoon. They weren’t disappointed. Oat acres have been declining and abandonment increasing in the face of relatively good demand. “We’re chewing through a smaller oat crop, yes, but at a much faster rate” than the average, […] Read more

Yellow Peas Hard-Pressed To Reach $7

Saskatchewan farm journalist Kevin Hursh, moderator of the pea market outlook panel at the Saskatchewan Pulse Growers’ meeting at Crop Week, put panelists on the spot asking for their pea price predictions for 2010. Greg Kostal, president of Kostal Ag Consulting in Winnipeg, says “sometime in the next 12 months the price will run to […] Read more

Lots Of Bleached Greens

We’ve had hundreds and hundreds of green pea samples come through our office over the years. They’re glanced at and then shipped off to our current buyers of choice to see if they make the grade for human consumption. The most prominent area of concern from a producer’s point of view is, “What’s the bleach […] Read more