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U.S. grains: CBOT soybeans, corn end week firm

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures rose for the fifth straight day on Friday, hitting their highest in 5-1/2 weeks as concerns about crop development in South America fuelled buying, traders said. Parched soils in Argentina have underpinned prices throughout the week. “Dryness in Argentina has provided enough fuel for soybean prices to find […] Read more


Soy Canada’s exposure limited in Richardson pullout

The industry group for Canada’s soybean sector faces relatively low exposure from a loss of funding by Prairie grain heavyweight Richardson International. The privately-held Winnipeg grain firm recently announced it would not renew its funding commitments to the Canola Council of Canada, Flax Council of Canada and Soy Canada. The company said its total annual […] Read more

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Grain handle down in CP’s ‘best-ever’ fourth quarter

U.S. income tax reform and significant increases in non-grain traffic more than offset a dip in Canadian Pacific Railway’s grain handle in its fourth quarter of 2017. Calgary-based CP on Thursday reported net income of $984 million on $1.713 billion in gross revenues in what it described as its “best-ever” fourth quarter, up from $384 […] Read more

Forage research programs boosted by new hires

Peace Region scientist Nitya Khanal says there’s lots of catching up to do, 
but there are big payoffs for producers

After many years of decline, forage research is on the upswing. And that will produce a payoff for livestock producers, said forage researcher Nitya Khanal, who was hired in 2015 at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s research station in Beaverlodge. “As of last year, we are revising this program and we are looking forward to recovering […] Read more

Cargill to expand western Manitoba elevator

Agrifood firm Cargill expects to provide more marketing opportunities for western Manitoba growers — particularly of soybeans — with a major elevator expansion. The U.S. company’s Winnipeg-based Canadian arm on Thursday announced it will put up $15 million to add 9,000 tonnes of storage capacity to its 13,500-tonne capacity elevator at Oakner, Man., about 70 […] Read more