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Feed weekly outlook: Prices steady ahead of seeding

MarketsFarm — Feed grain prices have firmed up ahead of seeding, and producers are quick to make room in feed bins ahead of seeding. “New-crop price is significantly lower than old-crop, so at some point they’re going to converge,” said Allen Pirness, senior trader with Market Place Commodities in Lethbridge. Statistics Canada’s crop intentions report, […] Read more





Feed weekly outlook: Barley bids soften as attention turns to new crop

MarketsFarm — Feed barley bids in the key cattle feeding area of southern Alberta are coming under some pressure, as attention begins to turn to the new crop. “Demand is dropping off here a little bit,” said Allen Pirness of Market Place Commodities in Lethbridge. Feedlots have extended coverage through the spring and into the […] Read more

USDA raises corn stocks projections, lowers soybeans

MarketsFarm — Updated supply/demand estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture came largely in line with expectations, with larger U.S. and world corn and wheat stocks and slight downward revisions to soybean carryout numbers. Expected U.S. corn ending stocks for the current marketing year were raised by 200 million bushels, to 2.035 billion bushels, in […] Read more



The corn sector has fallen behind in dealing with ear rot diseases at that same time those outbreaks have worsened.

2018 delivered many DON lessons for corn

Last fall’s weather was partly to blame, but so too were the lack of management options and strategies

There can be little doubt that 2018 will go down in the record books as the worst year in Ontario for dealing with ear mould in corn and contamination by deoxynivalenol (DON). Wet weather through silking and then again in much of October and November challenged growers getting into their fields for timely harvesting of […] Read more



BASF Ag Solutions to move Canadian head office west

The Canadian arm of BASF Agricultural Solutions plans to relocate its head office to Calgary from Mississauga effective Oct. 1. The crop protection arm of the German chemical company said Wednesday it wants to move the Canadian head office “closer to customers” after closing its deals last year to buy a “range of businesses and […] Read more