GFM Network News

Feed weekly outlook: Manitoba corn seems headed for lower yields

Reading Time: 2 minutes CNS Canada — Manitoba’s corn crop harvest is getting underway earlier than expected, which could point to potential yield problems. While it’s too early to provide firm yield estimates, Morgan Cott, field agronomist for the Manitoba Corn Growers Association, said some high-moisture corn was already harvested in mid-September, and regular grain corn harvest got underway […] Read more

Sunflowers look good overall, bumper crops for some

Reading Time: 2 minutes CNS Canada — Luc Remillard expects to be one happy farmer next week. He’s expecting to get into sunflower fields on land he farms with his father in Manitoba’s southern Red River Valley. “It’s right up there with any bumper crop that we’ve had the valley here,” he said. Remillard, who farms near St. Joseph, […] Read more

Feed weekly outlook: Downgrades likely for Alberta crops

Reading Time: 3 minutes CNS Canada — Snow and wet weather through a large swath of northern and central Alberta are causing havoc for farmers and will likely put more feed grains into the market. But normal harvest price discounts are still not as great as expected, said Susanne Leclerc of Market Master Ltd. in Edmonton. Feed grain prices […] Read more

Grain firms warn of competitive fairness on Churchill assistance

Reading Time: 3 minutes CNS Canada — The Western Grain Elevator Association (WGEA) wants assurances that any government incentives used to upgrade the rail line to Churchill, Man., and the port there are not used to support competing businesses. Wade Sobkowich, executive director of the WGEA, said the organization’s membership of major grain-handling companies are concerned their competitors could […] Read more

Ontario bean production seen well above StatsCan estimate

Reading Time: 2 minutes CNS Canada — Ontario bean growers are voicing skepticism of Statistics Canada’s Aug. 31 bean production estimates. Estimates by the Ontario Bean Growers organization suggest farmers are poised to harvest about 101,495 tonnes this year — 28.5 per cent above the Statistics Canada number of 79,000 tonnes. OBG chair Jim Gowland said his organization reaches […] Read more

First widespread frost lands on Prairies

Reading Time: 3 minutes CNS Canada — Farmers in Saskatchewan and Manitoba are waiting nervously for damage reports from Tuesday night’s frost. In Manitoba, fields between Riding Mountain National Park and Duck Mountain Provincial Park were hit with sustained frosts. “There are a few areas where they had a long duration of a light frost and that’s as bad […] Read more

Pulse weekly outlook: Chickpeas buck pulse trend

Reading Time: 2 minutes CNS Canada — Saskatchewan farmers are expected to turn in a smaller pulse harvest this fall, although chickpea production is bucking the overall downward trend. Chickpeas are the only Saskatchewan pulse crop to post a production increase, in Statistics Canada’s latest estimate of 2018 production. The estimates show Saskatchewan growers are expected to harvest about […] Read more

Feed weekly outlook: Alberta feedlots prepared for supply issues

Reading Time: 3 minutes CNS Canada — Many regions of the Prairies expect some feed shortages this year, but Alberta feedlots have plans ready to deal with those issues. Bryan Walton, CEO of the Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association, said overall conditions appear decent, although producers in drier areas have silaged barley rather than wait for harvest because of lighter […] Read more

Feed weekly outlook: Healthy exports, dry conditions offset harvest pricing pressure on Prairie feed grains

Reading Time: 2 minutes CNS Canada — Farmers’ urgency to sell off the combine is pressuring Western Canadian feed grain prices, but the weight is not as heavy as usual. “It feels like we’re seeing all producers wanting movement right away here, and that’s kind of putting some downward pressure on the price,” said Nelson Neumann, a junior trader […] Read more