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StatsCan confirms smaller canola acres, more wheat

MarketsFarm — Canadian farmers intend to seed more spring wheat and less canola in 2019, according to Statistics Canada survey results released Wednesday. Additional shifts are also likely in subsequent reports, as dry conditions in southern Alberta and Saskatchewan may alter some intentions. Statistics Canada forecast canola area for 2019 at 21.3 million acres, which […] Read more

StatsCan canola stocks numbers point to big carryout

As two analysts looked at Statistics Canada’s latest report on total stocks of principal field crops, they immediately zeroed in on canola. Statistics Canada’s report, released Tuesday, shows canola stocks as of Dec. 31, 2018 were at 14.553 million tonnes, up 4.9 per cent from year-earlier levels, “The numbers are sort of in line with […] Read more



Prairie wheat bids fall with U.S. futures

CNS Canada — Wheat bids in Western Canada were mostly down for the week ended Friday with a weaker Canadian dollar and falling U.S. futures. Average Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS, 13.5 per cent protein) wheat prices were down $1-$7, according to price quotes from a cross-section of delivery points compiled by PDQ (Price and […] Read more









Bread delivery, Nigerian-style. Most baking is done by hand in about 90,000 small bakeries and produced mainly for a local market.

CWRS makes inroads in Nigeria

Quality makes CWRS ideal for blending with other wheats for bread, but there are also possibilities for durum

As Nigeria’s population rapidly grows to make it the third-largest country in the world by 2050, according to the UN, demand has also been increasing for high-protein, high-quality Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) wheat for food products. “The high-protein segment of the Nigerian market that was once (dominated by) U.S. wheat was completely replaced by […] Read more