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CBOT September 2020 wheat (candlesticks) with MGEX September 2020 wheat (green line). (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Wheat, soy futures fall on bearish supply view

Chicago corn steadies

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Board of Trade wheat futures sank 1.9 per cent on Thursday to their lowest in nearly a month, their third decline in four sessions, with expectations for rising global supplies pushing prices lower, traders said. Corn futures steadied after hitting fresh contract lows on Tuesday, with the outlook for massive […] Read more

File photo of an Alberta wheat field. (ImagineGolf/E+/Getty Images)

Crop tour suggests record-large wheat harvest ahead

Winnipeg | Reuters — Canadian farmers are on track to harvest a record-large all-wheat crop, and more canola than last year, due mainly to favourable crop conditions, advisory service FarmLink Marketing Solutions estimated Wednesday. The Winnipeg-based company’s staff toured western Canadian fields during the last two weeks of July. “We expected a big crop and […] Read more


Screengrab from a Farm At Hand promotional video via Vimeo.

Telus buys Farm At Hand

Vancouver farm management software development firm Farm At Hand has become an arm of one of the Big Five in Canada’s communication services sector. Farm At Hand, which makes the cloud-based Crop Planner software suite for farmers and the Farm At Hand Agronomy suite for agronomists, announced Tuesday it has been wholly acquired by Telus […] Read more

A canola field blooms in Manitoba’s Interlake on July 11, 2019.  Photo: Greg Berg/File

Canada crop tour sees smaller canola crop after reduced plantings, dry spring

Winnipeg | Reuters – Canadian farmers are likely to reap a smaller canola crop in 2019-20 due to reduced plantings and dry conditions, consultancy FarmLink Marketing Solutions said on Thursday after a crop tour of the prairie provinces. The Grain World tour on Tuesday and Wednesday, organized by FarmLink, visited fields in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba to observe […] Read more


Canola south of Ethelton, Sask. on Aug. 3, 2017. (Dave Bedard photo)

Prairie crop tour sees slightly bigger wheat, canola yields

Saskatoon | Reuters — Canadian farmers were on track to reap slightly larger wheat and canola yields, despite dry conditions and a wide discrepancy in growth rates, a crop tour estimated on Thursday. The inaugural Grain World crop tour, organized by FarmLink Marketing Solutions, toured the Prairie provinces on Tuesday and Wednesday. Moisture conditions vary […] Read more

Wheat seeds spilling from hand, close-up

Get the grade and make more money when marketing your grain

The Canadian Grain Commission will grade samples 
for free — with even the postage paid for

Reading Time: 2 minutes Know exactly what’s in your bins before selling your grain. “One of the things that we can’t emphasize strongly enough is that farmers really should be getting good independent third-party samples of their grain,” said Jonathon Driedger, senior market analyst with FarmLink. “Then you know exactly what you have. You have a sample sheet that […] Read more