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Today’s precipitation

Reading Time: < 1 minute Data from weather stations across the Prairies are available to Glacier FarmMedia members at the WeatherFarm website, where you can also sign up for a daily forecast email for your area. On the go? Get the WeatherFarm mobile app, available for iPhone and Android devices. To learn more about the CoCoRaHS system that generates these precipitation maps […] Read more

Crop year ends with grain export record

Reading Time: 2 minutes Both major railways have announced record grain shipments, and with a more than a week left in the crop year, total Canadian grain exports had already topped last year’s record. The Canadian Grain Commission reports that as of July 21, with 10 days left in the 2018-19 crop year, total exports of Canadian grain had […] Read more


Today’s precipitation

Reading Time: < 1 minute To learn more about the CoCoRaHS system that generates these precipitation maps — or if you’d like to make the maps even better by becoming a CoCoRaHS volunteer – check out the CoCoRaHS website.  

Richardson to retail in west-central Saskatchewan

Reading Time: < 1 minute Prairie grain firm Richardson International plans to build out its retail market share in west-central Saskatchewan with a new inputs centre southwest of Saskatoon. Privately-held Richardson said July 30 it would begin construction shortly on the new facility in Delisle, about 35 km southwest of the city, to open for the 2019 growing season. The […] Read more


Ag in Motion sets single-day record

Reading Time: 2 minutes Glacier FarmMedia’s outdoor farm show Ag in Motion has wrapped its 2018 edition and booked a single-day record for attendance. The show, held July 17-19 near Langham, Sask., northwest of Saskatoon, reported three-day attendance of 30,355, including record attendance of 11,425 on the Wednesday. That single-day gate included more attendees than the three-day total for […] Read more

Dairy farmer, advocate Bettina Schuurmans, 55

Reading Time: 2 minutes Funeral services will be held Wednesday in Elmira, Ont. for well known dairy farmer Bettina Schuurmans, who with her husband took to the road this summer in support of Canada’s dairy sector. Schuurmans and husband Henk, who owned and operated Milky Wave Farms near Elmira with their sons, had been on the road on their […] Read more


Michelin to buy ag track maker Camso

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Michelin Man is set to take on much more field work with a US$1.45 billion deal for Quebec off-the-road track and tire manufacturer Camso. The deal, pending regulatory approval, calls for France’s Michelin to combine its off-the-road (OTR) business with Camso in a new division. “By joining forces with Camso, Michelin will create the […] Read more

ProFarmer Canada joins Glacier FarmMedia

Reading Time: 2 minutes Glacier FarmMedia, Canada’s largest farm publisher and the operator of this website, has just boosted its long position in grain and oilseed market analysis. The Winnipeg company announced Tuesday it has acquired ProFarmer Canada, the marketing information service owned and operated by Mike Jubinville, whose analyses of Prairie crop commodity markets are well known to […] Read more


Babybel cheesemakers to set up Quebec plant

Reading Time: 2 minutes The makers of those little individual cheese snacks in the red wax shells plan to start producing them at their own new Canadian plant starting in early 2020. France’s Bel Group, whose brands in Canada include The Laughing Cow, Boursin and the aforementioned Mini Babybel, announced Thursday it will put up $87 million to build […] Read more

CP’s signal maintainers ratify three-year deal

Reading Time: 2 minutes Signal and communications employees with Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) have voted to accept a tentative three-year deal that helped end a 33-hour work stoppage in late May. CP and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) System Council No. 11, which represents 360 CP signal maintainers, announced Friday the union’s CP members had voted 78 […] Read more