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U.S. grains: Corn, soybeans drift lower on favourable crop prospects

CBOT July wheat up on short-covering

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn and soybean futures drifted lower on Thursday as generally favourable U.S. Midwest crop weather bolstered expectations for large harvests, analysts said. “We just don’t have enough demand … to overcome the good growing conditions that are seen across the Midwest,” said Brian Hoops, president of Midwest Market Solutions. So […] Read more



ICE weekly outlook: Canola steady at midweek

Spring seeding more or less underway

MarketsFarm — After showing considerable strength in prior trading sessions, canola contracts were either side of unchanged at midweek. David Derwin of P.I. Financial in Winnipeg said canola was holding steady in comparison to other vegetable oils. “There’s general weakness in other markets, but canola hasn’t had too much of a move,” he said. Considerable […] Read more



Depending on drill calibration and speed of travel at seeding, it could easily result in a wide variance of seed placement.

Industry ponders ideal canola seeding depth

One of several factors affecting success of stand establishment

Coming up with an ideal recommended canola seeding depth is a bit like the Goldilocks story where the bowls of porridge ranged from either too hot or too cold. When it comes to seeding canola, the ideal recommendation can’t be too shallow or too deep, but what is the just-right depth recommendation — most likely […] Read more


Seeding during the COVID-19 pandemic

Implement dealers are open for business while protecting staff and customers

Whether we like it or not, COVID-19 is one more thing that will be on our minds this seeding season. Hopefully, its effects will be minimal to our agricultural community. Regardless of how the pandemic plays out, seeders will still roll across the Prairies this spring. Those same machines, once rolling, will inevitably break down […] Read more

Case IH is enhancing the lineup of Precision Air 5 series air carts with new features and configurations, including individual tank weigh scales and curve compensation.

Case IH debuts two new air cart models

The 725- and 915-bushel air carts give growers more flexibility than ever

A lot has changed since Case IH introduced its first air cart in 2016. The global equipment manufacturer has upgraded several features and added new configurations to its next-generation line of air carts. The 2021 models feature individual tank weight scales and curve compensation to help producers make every seed count, according to Trent Nowosad, […] Read more


ICE weekly outlook: Canola market floating headline to headline

MarketsFarm — The ICE Futures canola market moved lower during the week ended Wednesday, but activity was choppy as futures reacted to broad swings in global financial markets. While the looming growing season should be starting to garner some attention, the COVID-19 pandemic “has grabbed all of the headlines and all of the oxygen out […] Read more

Cold spring weather expected for Prairies

MarketsFarm — Temperatures in the Prairie provinces are expected to be colder than average this spring. “There’s no indication that temperatures will be above normal,” said Bruce Burnett, director of markets and weather for MarketsFarm in Winnipeg. Low temperatures will likely cause issues for seeding in areas of the Prairies that have received late-spring snowstorms. […] Read more