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Rain has greatly boosted prospects in the north and central areas, but much of the south and Peace are bone dry.

Rain turns fortunes around for many, but not all

Crops still suffering in southern and Peace regions

Some much-needed moisture during the month of June may have turned this year’s crop prospects around — at least in some parts of the province. “It’s been an interesting growing season so far — from a very dry May to the central areas getting quite a bit of precipitation in June,” provincial crop specialist Mark […] Read more



Pulse weekly outlook: Wider price spreads likely with big chickpea crop ahead

CNS Canada — Canadian farmers planted their largest chickpea crop in more than a decade in 2018, with the bigger crop likely to lead to a wider price spread between larger- and smaller-calibre supplies. Statistics Canada has placed chickpea acreage for 2018 at 468,900 acres, which would be well above the 160,000 acres planted in […] Read more







U.S. grains: Corn sags on long liquidation, favourable crop conditions

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures fell on Friday on technical selling including fund-driven long liquidation along with strong crop prospects amid mostly favourable weather in the U.S. Midwest, analysts said. Wheat futures also declined as the U.S. winter wheat harvest began while soybeans closed firm as traders awaited news from U.S.-China trade talks […] Read more


There’s been enough pretty sunsets this summer — what most want is rain. 
But subsoil moisture and no till have prevented a train wreck so far.

Weather, crop conditions a ‘mixed bag’ for growers

Many came through a late, wet spring better than expected and dry hasn’t equalled disaster — but no one’s expecting a bin buster

For Alberta growers right now, the biggest clouds on the horizon are the lack of them — particularly the ones bringing rain. “It’s a real mixed bag throughout the province with some of the weather conditions that we’ve been dealt,” Rimbey-area producer Jason Lenz said earlier this month. “Certainly the south has some very, very […] Read more