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Wheat bids fall along with U.S. futures

Winnipeg | CNS Canada – Hard red spring wheat bids in Western Canada fell slightly for the week ending Nov. 17, following decreases in the United States markets. Depending on the location, average Canada Western Red Spring (13.5 per cent protein CWRS) wheat prices were down C$3 to C$5 per tonne across the Prairie provinces, […] Read more


Grain marketing shifting to a digital focus

Winnipeg | CNS Canada – The future of grain marketing includes access to a larger market for producers online, according to Lyle Ehrmantraut. “You have to be able to see the deals to make the best decisions. So without all the deals in front of you in a centralized system I don’t know how it’s […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn up nearly 2 pct on short-covering; soy, wheat climb

Chicago | Reuters – U.S. corn futures rose about 2 percent on Friday on fund-driven short-covering and talk of increased export demand, while soybeans hit a one-week high as worries about stressful crop weather in Argentina lifted soymeal futures, analysts said. Wheat followed the firm trend, which extended broadly across the commodities sector. The 19-market […] Read more


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Canadian flax prospects dimmed by China’s silk road

Winnipeg | CNS – China’s construction of a new “silk road” connecting the country to Europe isn’t likely to be good news for Canadian flax exporters. For several years, Canada has been the main exporter of flax to China but that could likely change if Kazakhstan ever has a direct link to the China. “We […] Read more

Wheat storage a winner, says analyst

Winnipeg | CNS – As yields grow throughout North America and the physical size of the crop becomes larger, farmers who invest in storage bins now, stand to reap the rewards later. “Guys with space are winning,” said Kurt Ahrens, founder of Grainbot in Omaha, Nebraska. Speaking at the Grain World Conference in Winnipeg, he […] Read more


Farm bankruptcies down, but not out – just different

Winnipeg | CNS Canada – Fewer farms means fewer bankruptcies but with that simple equation comes the realization that the size and tone of those bankruptcies in North America is growing. “They are larger, the amount of debt is greater, the fact that we’re not seeing a higher number doesn’t mean there isn’t considerable distress […] Read more



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U.S. study links bumblebee declines to fungicide use

A new look at the environmental factors around declining bumblebee populations and ranges points to a less-than-usual suspect: fungicides. “Insecticides work; they kill insects. Fungicides have been largely overlooked because they are not targeted for insects, but fungicides may not be quite as benign — toward bumblebees — as we once thought,” Scott McArt, assistant […] Read more