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CWB contract announcements

• Sign-up of tonnage begins July 18 for the CWB’s 2011-12 FlexPro program. New this year, farmers can commit tonnage anytime until March 15, 2012, then price it on any business day between Aug. 2, 2011 and July 31, 2012. Previously, sign-up ended at the beginning of the new crop year on Aug. 1. Under […] Read more

Brief – for Dec. 6, 2010

A new video has been added to the Canadian Wheat Board’s YouTube channel, featuring chief operating officer Ward Weisensel discussing the CWB’s marketing strategy for the 2010-11 crop. Weisensel begins with a global perspective on commodity markets, then zeroes in on the quality of this year’s crop and the CWB’s export targets. The video can […] Read more


Flat per-tonne payment of CWB barley surplus

In its weekly bulletin, the Canadian Wheat Board says it will distribute surplus earnings to farmers who participate in the 2010-11 cash sales program of export feed barley delivered thorough Guaranteed Price Contracts (GPCs) if sales revenue achieved over the marketing year is above the average up-front cash price paid to farmers and CWB costs. […] Read more

CWB announces 2010-11 initial payments by grade

The Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) has  announced the 2010-11 initial payments for the various grades of wheat and barley. The payments are effective August 1, 2010 for deliveries into the 2010-11 pool accounts. The initial payments, in dollars per tonne, for base grades in each pool account are listed below. Also listed are the anticipated final […] Read more


2010-11 FlexPro pricing begins

The Canadian Wheat Board has reminded producers that FlexPro began Monday, July 19, 2010 at 3 p.m. central time, two weeks before the previously published start date. Producers can price their tonnage committed to the program every business day from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. CT, until July 29, 2011. Producers can still commit tonnage […] Read more

New Wheat Varieties Most Popular With Prairie Farmers

“For most of the last century, Prairie wheat acres were dominated by just two or three different varieties, but that’s all changed now” Western Canadian farmers continue to embrace promising new varieties of wheat and durum, according to the 2009 CWB Variety Survey. “For most of the last century, Prairie wheat acres were dominated by […] Read more



Feed Barley Values Down Slightly in CWB 2008-09 PRO

The CWB has released its April 2009 Pool Return Outlook (PRO) for feed barley Pool B in the 2008-09 crop year. The PRO is down $3 per tonne from last month to $163 per tonne or $3.55 instore Vancouver or St. Lawrence. For a full list of deductions by province visit the CWB website.


Grain Values Lower in Latest CWB PRO for 2009-10

The CWB has  released its April 2009 Pool Return Outlook (PRO) for the next 2009-10 crop year. Wheat values are lower by $14 per tonne from last month for all grades and classes except CW Feed, which is down $6. Milling durum is lower by $15 per tonne, while malting barley has declined by $7 […] Read more

In Search Of The Barley Sandwich

The barley sandwich may soon be more than a nickname for beer. Western Canadian farmers, through the CWB, are supporting ongoing research to help develop niche markets for their barley as food for health-conscious consumers. The University of Saskatchewan’s Crop Development Centre (CDC) has received $50,000 as one-year interim support to continue breeding improved barley […] Read more