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Ukraine president plans farmland reform, large privatizations

Reading Time: 2 minutes Kiev | Reuters — Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy ordered his new government to submit a draft law for land market reform by the start of October and to prepare large-scale privatizations of state companies starting in April next year. Zelenskiy has pledged to lift a longstanding ban on the sale of farmland, a move that […] Read more


Pulse weekly outlook: India’s drought could be field pea opportunity

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Though India has curbed its pulse crop imports from Canada in recent years due to disagreements over crop control and fumigation, a challenging growing season in India could make Canadian pulses more attractive. Drought-like conditions in key growing areas of India have killed dozens of people and endangered crops. According to Reuters, key […] Read more



U.S. grains: Soybeans rise ahead of G20 talks, wheat declines

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures firmed on Tuesday as brokers adjusted positions ahead of trade talks between China and the U.S. at the upcoming G20 meeting. Corn ended narrowly mixed while wheat futures fell on technical selling and worries about export demand for U.S. supplies. In addition, concerns eased about political tension between […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soybeans sag on fears of fading export prospects

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures fell about two per cent and neared a four-week low on Monday on chart-based selling and worries about export prospects for U.S. supplies amid a trade war with China, traders said. Corn futures followed soybeans lower. But wheat futures rose on fears that Russian-Ukrainian tensions could inhibit grain […] Read more



Prairie mustard acreage depends on spring moisture

Reading Time: 2 minutes CNS Canada — The 2018 mustard crop in Western Canada could hit half a million acres according to an industry expert, but he cautions that number could be much lower if dry soil conditions persist until spring. In 2017, there were 385,000 acres of mustard seed planted in Western Canada, down from 525,000 acres in […] Read more


Ukraine’s parliament extends ban on farmland sales

Reading Time: < 1 minute Kiev | Reuters — The Ukrainian parliament voted on Thursday to extend a ban on the sale of agricultural land by one year, delaying what financial backers say is a key reform essential to Ukraine’s long-term economic growth. The bill was backed by 236 lawmakers, narrowly over the 226 required to pass. Currently Ukraine’s more […] Read more

Ukraine farmers examine Canadian agriculture co-ops

Reading Time: < 1 minute A delegation of Ukrainian farmers were visiting agriculture co-ops this week, looking to see if the approach can benefit their grain businesses in Ukraine’s Dnipropetrovsk Oblast. In Ontario they visited Agris Co-op and Great Lakes Grain in Chatham, Agrico fertilizer storage outside London, an Agromart retail operation in Wellburn, and the Donkers’ dairy goat farm […] Read more