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Mustard acres to decrease, but yield outlook strong

MarketsFarm — The most recent principal field crop acreage report from Statistics Canada predicts mustard seed area will drop from approximately 500,000 acres to 400,000 in 2019, concentrated mainly in southwestern, south-central, and west-central Saskatchewan. Although fewer acres are expected to be seeded, prime mustard-growing areas in Saskatchewan and Alberta saw precipitation in recent weeks, […] Read more


Farmer interest sought in Saskatchewan commodity hub

A group in southeastern Saskatchewan is gauging farmer support for a proposed new “commodity hub” project that would handle grain and transloading of commodities such as crude oil and fertilizer. An organization dubbed Comtrax Logistics Solutions proposes a $50 million to $75 million project somewhere on Canadian Pacific Railway’s Soo Line, “most likely” in the […] Read more