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Cold, snowfall not likely to hurt Alta. crops

CNS Canada — Cold temperatures that brought some snow and frost to some parts of Alberta overnight won’t likely cause much damage to crops. “Most of our crops aren’t up yet; there’s been a fair bit of seeding going on, but I haven’t seen any emerged crops yet. So, it’s pretty much a non-issue at […] Read more

Wheat, canola stocks surprisingly tight in StatsCan report

CNS Canada — Canada’s ag industry was surprised to see some tighter-than-anticipated supply estimates in Statistics Canada’s latest report on stocks of grain and oilseeds Wednesday morning. StatsCan said Canadian wheat supplies, as of March 31, totaled 16.74 million tonnes — about a million lower than expected, said Mike Jubinville of ProFarmer Canada. “On the […] Read more

Some farmers already seeding in southern Alberta

CNS Canada — Some farmers in southern Alberta are seeding earlier than normal this spring, thanks to some recent warmer weather. “Some guys are just starting to turn a wheel in southern Alberta,” Harry Brook, crop specialist with Alberta’s provincial Ag-Info Centre in Stettler, said Thursday. Soil temperatures are still not very warm, so more […] Read more