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Soy Canada says the Prairies are the country’s growth region for soybeans.

Canada’s soybean industry small, but nimble

SOY Canada sees opportunities to expand soybeans in the West

Reading Time: 4 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – Canadian soybeans have a lot going for them, says Brian Innes. They fit well into crop rotations, are suited to the warmer weather coming with climate change, produce protein ideal for people and animals, a healthy oil and the world is demanding more of them, SOY Canada’s new executive director told its seventh annual […] Read more


CBOT December 2021 corn (candlesticks) with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages (yellow, green and black lines). (Barchart)

CBOT weekly outlook: U.S. Midwest weather in focus for soy, corn

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Soybean and corn futures at the Chicago Board of Trade have seen some wide price moves over the first trading week of July, as a surprisingly bullish acreage report at the end of June was quickly superseded by the weather. “Right now it’s weather; the weather has trumped the bullishness of the June […] Read more

CBOT July 2021 soybeans with Bollinger (20,2) bands. (Barchart)

CBOT weekly outlook: Soy, corn watching weather

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Corn and soybean futures at the Chicago Board of Trade have moved off of highs hit earlier in May as good planting conditions in the U.S. Midwest weighed on values. “We’re pretty much in a weather market right now,” Scott Capinegro of Barrington Commodity Brokers in Illinois said. He expected solid prices for […] Read more


Soybean growers need to be aware that a number of older varieties are about to see their registration cancelled at the start of the new crop year, August 1.

Will the soybean variety you planted still be around come harvest?

A long list will see their registrations cancelled Aug. 1 and that could affect how they are sold

Reading Time: 4 minutes Manitoba farmers should take note of the soybean varieties they’re planting this spring. More than two dozen will have their registrations cancelled Aug. 1, which could affect crop marketing, says Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development pulse crop specialist Dennis Lange. The surest way to know is by planting certified seed. “The way I view soybean seed that’s not registered… […] Read more

Interveinal colouring and chlorotic tissue are clear indications of sudden death syndrome (SDS) in soybeans.

Sudden death syndrome threat in soybeans is climbing

SDS is attracting more attention as a companion of soybean cyst nematodes

Reading Time: 7 minutes In the list of pests and diseases affecting soybean production in Eastern Canada, there are widespread culprits — like soybean cyst nematode (SCN) — and regionalized, almost annual challenges, such as white mould in Eastern Ontario. Nor to be forgotten are diseases like Phytophthora and Rhizoctonia root rots, which have been less frequent in the […] Read more


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ADM to crush soybeans in North Dakota

Ex-Cargill Malt plant to be redeveloped

Reading Time: 2 minutes A former malt processing plant in eastern North Dakota is set to be the site of the state’s first soybean crushing plant. U.S. ag processor ADM, the ‘A’ of the four ‘ABCD’ companies that dominate global grain trading, announced Monday it will spend about US$350 million to develop a dedicated soybean crush plant and refinery […] Read more

File photo of a green soybean crop south of Winnipeg. (Dougall_Photography/iStock/Getty Images)

Canada’s soybean, corn acres projected to rise

StatsCan's estimates see Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba planting more

Reading Time: < 1 minute Statistics Canada’s first read of farmers’ intentions for the 2021 growing season shows more Canadian acres going into both soybeans and corn. Farmers nationwide anticipate planting 5.3 million acres to soy in 2021, up 5.5 per cent from 2020, StatsCan said in its field crop survey released Tuesday. “An increase in anticipated (soy) area is […] Read more


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CBOT weekly outlook: Tight old-crop supplies keep soy, corn strong

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Soybean and corn futures at the Chicago Board of Trade posted solid gains during the week ended Wednesday, with the widening inverted spread between old-crop contracts and new-crop months a feature. “Commercials are buying any dips they can,” Sean Lusk of Walsh Trading said of the market. With the nearby months trading at […] Read more

Soybean fields are inspected in a University of Wisconsin research trial on dicamba drift at Arlington, Wisc. on Aug. 2, 2018. (File photo: Reuters/Tom Polansek)

Bayer, Corteva in ‘two-dog battle’ over U.S. soy market

Companies' GM soybeans jockey for market share

Reading Time: 3 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Bayer is launching a new genetically modified soybean in the United States, striking back against rival Corteva in a bid to retain its dominant position supplying seeds to the $40 billion U.S. soy industry. Billions of dollars are on the table for companies producing a growing variety of seeds for soybeans, […] Read more