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Latest USDA supply/demand report generates mixed results

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm – In the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) supply and demand report issued Friday, corn estimates were lowered from the October report and those for soybeans largely remained the same for the 2019/20 marketing year. There were some revisions for wheat as well. In the latest World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE), […] Read more


Difficult Manitoba harvest nearing its end

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm – In the latest and last weekly crop report for 2019 from Manitoba Agriculture, issued Nov. 5, the overall harvest reached 89 per cent complete province-wide However, it has continued to be a very tough slog for farmers as they contend with muddy fields, in which equipment has left deep ruts. In some areas, […] Read more




ICE weekly outlook: Canola bids return to being range-bound

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm – Until the New Year expect canola bids to remain range-bound much like it was during the summer, according to one Winnipeg-based analyst. “Canola going C$10 lower isn’t out of the question,” commented David Derwin, commodity portfolio manager with PI Financial. Below normal temperatures on the Prairies coupled with rain and snow have provided […] Read more


Alberta farmers well ahead of last year’s pace

Reading Time: 2 minutes With decent weather, Alberta farmers made good harvest progress for the week ended Oct. 22, according to the province’s latest weekly crop report issued Oct. 25. Province-wide progress vaulted from just under 59 per cent for the week ended Oct. 15 to almost 74.5 per cent. That said the overall harvest remains behind the five-year […] Read more

Key federal minister in Canada/China dispute fighting cancer

Reading Time: 2 minutes Just days after two senior cabinet ministers from the Prairies were defeated in Monday’s federal election, the Liberal government is now facing the possibility of a third stepping away from cabinet. International Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr from Manitoba announced on Friday that he has been diagnosed with a type of blood cancer known as […] Read more


Saskatchewan farmers make good harvest progress

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm – Farmers throughout Saskatchewan made good progress in their harvesting over the last week, according to the province’s latest weekly crop report. With little precipitation during the week ended Oct. 21, the harvest rose from 69 to 83 per cent complete province-wide. However, it’s still 10 points behind the average pace. Also, the report […] Read more