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StatsCan report puts canola production at lowest since 2015

MarketsFarm — Data from Statistics Canada’s production of principal field crops report, released Friday morning, will likely be supportive of canola values, put pressure on barley, and keep wheat prices steady. In the report, canola production across Canada decreased by 8.3 per cent nationally to 18.6 million tonnes, compared to 2018 production volumes. The decreased […] Read more

U.S. livestock: CME live cattle rise before USDA report

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle closed higher on Friday, helped by short-covering and positioning before the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s monthly Cattle on Feed report on Friday at 2 p.m. CT, said traders. They said that with December futures slated to be the new lead month following October’s expiration, investors periodically […] Read more



This shows the total precipitation across the Prairies so far this winter compared to the long-term average. It’s easy to see just how wet it has been across the northern two-thirds of agricultural Alberta. A large portion of this region has seen extremely high to record-wet conditions so far this winter.

Alberta’s roller-coaster weather in December

After a cold and snowy start, what does the rest of the winter hold?

Most of you probably know that I don’t live in Alberta, so when I have to talk about Alberta’s weather I depend on the network of weather station data, my knowledge of typical Alberta weather and feedback from you the reader. I have to admit, it can be tough to discuss the weather when you […] Read more