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Prairie cash wheat: Bids mixed, reacting to futures and loonie

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Spring wheat bids in Western Canada were mixed during the week ended Thursday, as losses in U.S. futures were countered by support from a weakening Canadian dollar. The currency lost roughly a full cent during the week. Average Canada Western Red Spring (13.5 per cent protein) wheat prices were steady to down $2 […] Read more

Prairie cash wheat: Bids trend higher

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Spring wheat bids in Western Canada were mostly higher during the week ended Friday, taking some direction from U.S. futures. Midweek strength in the Canadian dollar had pressured basis levels, but the currency retreated to be relatively unchanged on the week. Average Canada Western Red Spring (13.5 per cent protein) wheat prices were […] Read more


Prairie cash wheat: Gains for CWRS, CPSR as durum drops

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Wheat bids in Western Canada were higher for Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) and Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) wheats the week ended Thursday. However, prices for Canada Western Amber Durum (CWAD) dropped. Support came from significant increases in Chicago, Minneapolis and Kansas City wheat futures, but a stronger Canadian dollar held back […] Read more

Manitoba winter wheat, fall rye seeding deadlines extended

MASC spots growers an extra two weeks

Reading Time: < 1 minute Manitoba’s provincial crop insurance agency will spot growers of fall rye and winter wheat an extra couple of weeks to get insurable crops in the ground. Manitoba Agricultural Services Corp. (MASC) announced Tuesday that growers can get full coverage on winter wheat or fall rye seeded from Aug. 15 to Sept. 25, and reduced coverage […] Read more


Prairie cash wheat: Increases for CWRS and CPSR, durum steady

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Cash wheat bids in Western Canada continued to build this week, on momentum from the previous week. Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) and Canada Prairie Red Spring (CPRS) wheats saw price increases for the week ended Thursday. Meanwhile, prices for Canada Western Amber Durum (CWAD) held steady. Support came from increases in Chicago, […] Read more

AAC Wildfire offers higher yield and other advantages, but is not recommended for the eastern Prairies due to low rust resistance.

Getting winter wheat back on track

Insurance coverage for later seeding could help reverse the acreage decline

Reading Time: 5 minutes For many years, Prairie producers have heard about the advantages of winter wheat — high yields, less disease and weed pressure and early harvest. It’s also more duck-friendly — there’s no spring tillage to disturb their nests. That’s the pitch, but in recent years farmers haven’t been buying it. Statistics Canada reports Prairie winter wheat […] Read more


Feds to probe complaints of wheat gluten dumping

New duties on six countries' gluten imports might follow

Reading Time: 2 minutes Federal officials are launching a probe into whether wheat gluten from six countries is being dumped in Canada at prices undercutting the domestic product. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) said Friday it’s launching an investigation to determine whether “certain wheat gluten” from Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany and Lithuania is being sold at “unfair […] Read more

Prairie cash wheat: Prices stabilize following tumultuous week

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Wheat bids in Western Canada were much more stable for the week ended Thursday than for previous week. After double-digit losses last week, Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) wheat incurred only small losses, while Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) experienced small gains. Canada Western Amber Durum (CWAD) went from a significant decline to […] Read more


Prairie cash wheat: Loonie, U.S. prices trigger steep declines

U.S. wheat futures well down on week

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Wheat bids in Western Canada were significantly lower for the week ended Thursday. Those includes double-digit losses for Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) wheat and Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR). Losses in Canada Western Amber Durum (CWAD) were relatively smaller. Pressure came from sharp losses in U.S. markets and equally sharp gains in […] Read more

Prairie cash wheat: Bids broadly lower

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Wheat bids in Western Canada were broadly lower during the week ended Thursday, with double-digit losses observed in Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) and Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) wheats. Canada Western Amber Durum (CWAD) had moderate declines. Average CWRS (13.5 per cent protein) wheat prices were down $7-$11 per tonne, according to […] Read more