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Flax growers scout soggy fields as prices edge upward

CNS Canada — Producers are assessing the effects of weekend rains that soaked flax crops in Western Canada, while prices have ticked up slightly as data reflects shrinking acres. Flax fields in western Manitoba saw thunderstorms and powerful winds, which knocked out power in some areas of the province during the weekend. Parts of southeastern […] Read more

Flax industry fighting to regain lost acres

CNS Canada — After losing ground to pulses this year, a flax industry group is working on ways to be competitive going forward. “It’s the year of the pulses, and certainly growers are taking advantage of good prices for pulses,” said Don Kerr, president at the Flax Council of Canada, referring to the United Nations […] Read more


Flax exports up after dry spell, prices stay soft

CNS Canada — Western Canadian flax producers have seen a decline in prices, due in part to weak exports — but the most recent data from the Canadian Grain Commission show a dramatic increase in sales. “Prices have definitely come down, we know that,” said Don Kerr, president at the Flax Council of Canada in […] Read more