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Syngenta to halt Canadian cereal development operations

Reading Time: 2 minutes Seed and ag chem giant Syngenta plans to wrap up a decade of cereal seed research and development work in Canada by the end of the year. The company announced Wednesday it will discontinue its Canadian cereal seed research and development program effective at the end of calendar 2019, affecting five Syngenta Canada staff positions. […] Read more

CWRS bids edge lower with Minneapolis futures, CPSR up

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm – Wheat bids in Western Canada were mixed during the week ended Nov. 7, with a steady to lower tone in Canada Western Red Spring Wheat as a downtrend in the Minneapolis future weighed on values. However, the Chicago and Kansas City winter wheat contracts trended higher, which underpinned Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) […] Read more


Feed weekly outlook: Barley, feed wheat at par in southern Alberta

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm – Feed barley prices in southern Alberta’s feedlot alley moved higher over the past few weeks, but the price rise will likely slow down as barley trades at par with feed wheat. Feed barley and feed wheat are both currently trading at around C$225 per tonne delivered into Lethbridge, Alta. “That’s a sell signal […] Read more



Feed weekly outlook: Feed grain prices a mixed bag

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm – Feed grain prices reflected the mixed bag of harvest conditions across the Prairies, which produced feed grains of varying quality. In particular, for feed wheat that came off the fields dry and in good condition, prices were around C$5.50 per bushel. However, there’s about a 50-cent discount for tough feed wheat, and moisture […] Read more

Western Canadian wheat bids mostly lower

Reading Time: 2 minutes Wheat bids in Western Canada were mostly lower for the week ended October 24. Losses were observed in Canadian Western Red Spring Wheat (CWRS) and Canadian Red Spring (CPSR), with Canadian Western Amber Durum (CWAD) staying steady to slightly lower. Average CWRS (13.5 per cent) wheat prices were down by C$7 to C$8 per tonne, […] Read more


Alberta farmers well ahead of last year’s pace

Reading Time: 2 minutes With decent weather, Alberta farmers made good harvest progress for the week ended Oct. 22, according to the province’s latest weekly crop report issued Oct. 25. Province-wide progress vaulted from just under 59 per cent for the week ended Oct. 15 to almost 74.5 per cent. That said the overall harvest remains behind the five-year […] Read more

Australia drought cuts IGC global wheat crop outlook

Reading Time: 1 minute London | Reuters – The International Grains Council (IGC) on Thursday trimmed its forecast for global wheat production in the 2019/20 season as the outlook for Australia’s crop dimmed. In its monthly update, the inter-governmental body cut its global wheat production projection by 2 million tonnes to 762 million tonnes. The wheat crop in Australia […] Read more



U.S. grains: Harvest pace drags on corn, soybeans

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures ended flat on Wednesday as optimism that China would significantly increase U.S. export purchases after offering to waive tariffs was overshadowed by a lack of confirmed buying and an accelerating U.S. harvest. Corn was also flat on harvest pressure and limited demand, while wheat firmed in a modest […] Read more