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This map shows Alberta’s growing season precipitation as a percentage of long-term normal

Most Alberta crops in good to excellent condition

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry has issued its latest crop report with conditions to July 19. This is an abbreviated version; click here for the full report and tables by region. With significant rains across the province, particularly in the South and Central Regions over the past two weeks, most of the agricultural lands in Alberta […] 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

Above average temperatures see crops progress quickly

Alberta crop conditions as of August 4, 2015

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

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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