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Saskatchewan harvest underway: Report

CNS Canada – Harvest operations are underway in parts of southern Saskatchewan, according to the weekly crop report from Saskatchewan Agriculture. Crops were reportedly rapidly drying down across the province, with many pulse crops being desiccated. Most crops remain in fair to excellent condition, although later-seeded crops need rain to help heads and pods fill, […] Read more

ICE weekly outlook: Canola futures wait on report

CNS Canada — ICE Futures Canada canola traders may already be looking ahead to the release of Statistics Canada’s next production estimates, as lacklustre trading amid the holiday season leaves investors searching for direction. StatsCan is scheduled to release its final principal field crop report of the year on Dec. 6. The report is usually […] Read more

Saskatchewan crops battle through moisture

Commodity News Service Canada – Saskatchewan crops are in generally good condition despite recent wet and windy weather, says the Saskatchewan government. In a release, the province said sixty-two per cent of the spring wheat, winter wheat, flax and canola was in good condition as of July 25. Lentils are rated as 15 per cent excellent, […] Read more

Saskatchewan crops developing normally

Saskatchewan Agriculture crop report for the week ending July 18

Click here for the full provincial report by district. Livestock producers continue with haying operations throughout the province, although frequent rain and high humidity have slowed progress. Twenty-two per cent of the hay crop has been cut and 28 per cent is baled or put into silage. The five year average (2011-2015) for hay progress […] Read more

Above average temperatures see crops progress quickly

Alberta crop conditions as of August 4, 2015

Crops were under significant stress this past week with the return of above average temperatures breaking a four-week period of moderate conditions during which most crops were able to move through their very sensitive reproductive stage. Combined with limited precipitation in the more northerly regions, provincial crop condition ratings declined only minimally based upon a […] Read more

USDA cuts U.S. corn, soy stocks view on demand hikes

Washington/Chicago | Reuters — Strong demand for U.S corn and soybeans will cut into the abundant domestic supply stockpile by more than expected, according to government data released on Wednesday. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s outlook for tighter corn and soy supplies, issued in a monthly crop report, surprised analysts who expected an increase in […] Read more