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Trends stand out in StatsCan crop data: report

CNS Canada — Second-guessing Statistics Canada’s crop information may be a time-honoured tradition across the Prairies, but there are trends in the data that stand out, according to a recent report from the government agency. Looking at data over the past decade, total seeded canola acres were revised higher in the June survey compared to […] Read more

Hail damage claims skyrocket in Manitoba

Claims already exceed the average for an entire year

Commodity News Service Canada — The massive storms that have steamrolled through parts of Manitoba are causing significantly higher than average hail damage claims, according to the Canadian Crop Hail Association. The association’s most recent hail report said the ratio of claims to policies have soared due to storms on July 4, July 10 and […] Read more

Ignore market chatter with AgriProfit$

Still watching the markets before finalizing your seeding plans? There are a number of factors affecting markets, and the challenge is filtering all the information, says provincial crop market analyst Neil Blue. “Rather than being caught up in day-to-day market chatter, most producers deal with the cropping decisions by considering some basics in addition to […] Read more