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Saskatchewan may be a powerhouse in Canada, but it has less than 1.5 per cent of the world’s farmland.

How big is your market?

We must get better at understanding that the world’s commodity buyers have a growing range of options

Reading Time: 6 minutes How big is your world? Geographically, this is an easy question to answer with great precision. The diameter of the Earth at the equator is 12,756 km. Its circumference is 40,030 km along the equator, and 40,008 km through the poles. Thus the surface area of our planet is roughly 510 million sq. km. It’s […] Read more

Global markets: U.S. jobless claims rise

Reading Time: < 1 minute CNS Canada — The following is a glance at the news moving markets globally. EGYPT EXPECTED TO IMPORT A WIDER VARIETY OF FOOD — Despite currency issues that have put a damper on imports and created difficulty for small and medium sized businesses in the country, Egypt has said it will be importing a wider […] Read more


In 2014 alone, 49 countries imported 13.8 million tonnes of our CWRS.

Versatility of CWRS key to its global appeal

CWRS distinguishes itself by producing dough that mixes well with good processing and fermentation tolerance for all baking processes

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s no secret that farmers grow a lot of Canada Western Red Spring wheat. CWRS accounts for more than 75 per cent of Canada’s annual wheat production, and last year a staggering 49 countries imported 13.8 million tonnes. It has a reputation in domestic and international markets for its superior milling and baking quality, but […] Read more

Global Markets: Canadian economy grows for third month

Reading Time: < 1 minute By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, October 30 – The following is a glance at the news moving markets globally. CANADIAN ECONOMY GROWS FOR THIRD MONTH IN A ROW Canada’s economy grew 0.1 per cent in August, for the third consecutive month, Statistics Canada said in a report on Friday. In June the economy rose […] Read more


Global Markets: US GDP hits the brakes

Reading Time: < 1 minute WINNIPEG, October 29 – The following is a glance at the news moving markets globally. US GDP GROWTH SLOWED IN THIRD-QUARTER Economic growth in the US halted sharply in the third-quarter, according to data released by the country’s Commerce Department. Gross domestic product increased at a 1.5 per cent annual rate, compared with 3.9 per […] Read more

Global Markets: US Fed decision to be announced

Reading Time: < 1 minute By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, October 28 – The following is a glance at the news moving markets globally. ALBERTA GOVERNMENT HOPES SPENDING WILL STIMULATE ECONOMY Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci said Tuesday that the NDP government will be using spending stimulus to boost the economy. The province faces a record C$6.1 billion deficit. […] Read more


Global markets: U.S. Federal Reserve to meet this week

Reading Time: < 1 minute CNS Canada –– The following is a glance at the news moving markets globally. U.S. FEDERAL RESERVE TO MEET, MAKE POLICY ANNOUNCEMENT — Members of the U.S. Federal Reserve are starting their meeting on Tuesday, and are expected to conclude on Wednesday. Markets fell ahead of the meeting as investors were uncertain about the outcome […] Read more

Global markets: WHO research

Reading Time: < 1 minute CNS Canada — The following is a glance at the news moving markets globally. PROCESSED MEAT CAUSES CANCER, WHO SAYS — Eating processed meat can cause bowel cancer, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday. The WHO added processed meats, such as hot dogs and ham, to its group one list, which also includes items […] Read more


Global markets: China slashes interest rates

Reading Time: < 1 minute CNS Canada –– The following is a glance at the news moving markets globally. CHINA’S CENTRAL BANK CUTS INTEREST RATES, AGAIN — China’s central bank cut interest rates once again on Friday, which marks the sixth time the bank has done so since November. The changes also lowered the amount of cash that banks must […] Read more