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Alberta Canola Producers sees director races in Regions 4 and 7

Reading Time: 1 minute There will be elections in two of the Alberta Canola Producers Commission’s (ACPC) 12 regions, according to a statement from the commission. In Region 4, incumbent John Mayko of Mundare will square off against challenger Kyle Tarkowski of Myrnam. The candidates will speak at the regional meeting in Vegreville on Nov. 20. In Region 7, […] Read more

Five acclamations in Alberta Wheat Commission election

Reading Time: 1 minute Three directors and two regional representatives for the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) were acclaimed, according to a statement issued by the commission. Each of the five regions of the AWC includes two directors and three regional representatives, serving a maximum of two consecutive terms of three years. The directors are sitting members of the board […] Read more


Poor weather continues to hamper Alberta harvest

Reading Time: 1 minute Snow, rain and cold winds continued to hamper harvest operations in Alberta during the week ended Oct. 29, according to the latest provincial crop report. Total harvest progress across the province was pegged at 81 per cent done, which was up eight points from the previous week. Southern Alberta was farthest along, at 95 per […] Read more



Pulse weekly: Large supply of feed chickpeas drags prices

Reading Time: 1 minute Saskatchewan’s chickpea crop hasn’t been exempt from this season’s challenging harvest conditions. As of Oct. 21, 20 per cent of the province’s chickpea crop was unharvested. What still remains on the field will likely be feed quality at this point. Colin Young of Midwest Grain Ltd. in Moose Jaw, Sask. explained that some chickpea fields […] Read more

Hail, storm damage to crops during September, October

Reading Time: 1 minute Despite temperatures largely below normal for September and October, there were some instances of hail damage to crops in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. The Canadian Crop Hail Association (CCHA) said there were 53 cases of hail damage – as well as storm damage – in the two provinces. In Manitoba, storms that struck between Sept. 28 […] Read more


Wet fall raises risk of Manitoba spring flood

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm — Manitoba’s Red River Valley is very wet heading into the winter freeze, but it’s still too early to say if the saturated soils will lead to flooding in the spring, according to provincial forecasters. The Manitoba government on Wednesday took the unprecedented step of opening the Red River Floodway, marking the first time […] Read more

Snow, cold grind Alberta harvest to virtual standstill

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Last weekend’s dump of snow coupled with cold temperatures brought the Alberta harvest to a complete halt, according to the province’s latest crop report. For the week ended Oct. 1, the province-wide harvest managed to improve to 33.7 per cent from 28.1 per cent the previous week. This year’s pace was slightly above […] Read more


Canola shipments boost Thunder Bay port activity

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm — Cargo movement through the Port of Thunder Bay is running ahead of the previous year’s pace, with some of the extra movement tied to increased canola exports to Europe, according to the latest data from the port authority. Total cargo movement in September of 1.1 million tonnes compares with the 919,386 tonnes reported […] Read more

Storms leave close to 1,000 hail claims on Prairies

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm — There were almost 1,000 claims for hail damage across the Prairies following a series of storms Sept. 15-20, according to the Canadian Crop Hail Association (CCHA). The CCHA said the most destructive of the storms during that week came on Sept. 17. “There is significant damage from this late–season storm. There was heavy […] Read more