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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




Timing of rain ‘ideal’ for Prairie crops

CNS Canada — Well timed weekend rains across Western Canada have benefited germinating canola crops and soil conditions — but some areas could use more moisture, one weather and crop specialist says. “In terms of the timing of the rains, they’ve been pretty well ideal,” said Bruce Burnett of G3 Canada. Showers over the week […] Read more


Alberta crop report

Crop conditions as of July 28, 2015

The continuation of moderate temperatures combined with wide spread shower activity throughout the province have placed crops are under less stress and crop condition ratings have stabilized at 30 per cent rated good or excellent. The precipitation received this week has provided modest improvements to soil moisture ratings. Surface moisture ratings increased 2 points to […] Read more

Prairies should see rain this week, except where needed most

CNS Canada –– Most of the Prairies are expected to get well-timed rain that will maximize growing potential, except for where it’s needed most, according to a U.S. weather specialist. Saskatchewan Drew Lerner, president at World Weather Inc., based near Kansas City, said the driest areas in southwestern Saskatchewan will not get rain. “That region […] Read more