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Western Prairies warm up

Warmer temperatures pushed in at the far western end of the Prairies Sunday, as lows dropped to -8 C around Grande Prairie, Fort St. John and Olds but touched -20 C around Edmonton and Brooks, -22 C around Brandon and Selkirk, -24 C around Regina, Weyburn and Dauphin, -26 C around Saskatoon, Medicine Hat, Yorkton, […] Read more




U.S. livestock: CME hogs ease from 10-month top on lower cash prices

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hogs on Wednesday slid from a 10-month high, weakened by profit-taking and less money paid by packers for slaughter-ready, or cash, hogs, said analysts. February closed 0.5 cent lower at 71.025 cents (all figures US$). April ended down 0.1 cent, at 75.275 cents. Processors need fewer animals […] Read more


Loans pledged for wildfire-damaged Alberta farms

Ranchers and farmers in two southeastern Alberta municipalities hit by wildfire in mid-October may soon be able to apply for interest-free rebuilding loans. The province’s Agriculture Financial Services Corp. (AFSC) on Wednesday announced loan applications will be available Jan. 8 for eligible producers in Cypress County and the MD of Acadia. Applications under the Hilda […] Read more

U.S. grains: Wheat climbs on frigid weather

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures rebounded on Wednesday to notch a 1-1/2-week high on worries about frigid weather across the Wheat Belt that threatens to damage crops lacking protective snow cover. Corn also rose on spillover support from wheat and as traders covered short positions following recent contract lows. Soybeans fell to three-month […] Read more


BASF dicamba

Minnesota joins U.S. states limiting dicamba

Chicago | Reuters — Minnesota became the latest U.S. state on Tuesday to restrict controversial weed killers made by Monsanto and BASF that were linked to widespread crop damage, while Arkansas took a step back from imposing new limits. The U.S. has faced an agricultural crisis this year caused by new versions of the herbicides, […] Read more

Wildfire-damaged grazing areas up for Saskatchewan aid

Saskatchewan’s provincial disaster assistance program (PDAP) will be opened up to cover southwestern grazing areas damaged by this fall’s wildfires. The province’s government relations minister, Larry Doke, on Wednesday announced producers who incurred wildfire damage on “tame and native lands” intended for grazing may now apply for assistance to get feed for affected livestock. Winds […] Read more


U.S. livestock: Fund selloff sinks CME live cattle to 4-month low

Chicago | Reuters – Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures fell to their lowest level in four months on Monday, hit by fund selling and Friday’s bearish U.S. government cattle report, traders said. Last Friday’s U.S. Department of Agriculture monthly Cattle-On-Feed report showed ranchers in October placed the highest number of cattle in feed lots […] Read more




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