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Farmer Brian Derksen seeds wheat on May 2, 2017 near Miami, Man., about 80 km south of Portage la Prairie. (Screengrab from Allan Dawson video)

Trade, weather top of mind for 2019 acres

CNS Canada — As Canadian farmers start thinking about what to plant next spring, global trade patterns and weather will play into decision making. “It’s very difficult to decide where this all is going. That obviously also has implications on where the futures prices go and what signals the farmers are taking from that,” said […] Read more

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Pulse weekly outlook: Pulse acres on downswing

CNS Canada — Pulse prices in Western Canada showed some movement during the week ended Tuesday, but mostly hung rangebound as India’s import restrictions on Canadian pulses continued to hold the market in check. Yellow peas fell 25 cents to a range of $5.75 to $7 a bushel. Green peas held steady at $7.50-$8.50 a […] Read more


More pulse acres expected to affect handling dynamics

CNS Canada –– Canadian grain handlers are curious how dynamics and timing in the rail freight sector will be managed in the upcoming season, given an expected boost in pulse crop production . For the moment, however, Prairie grain movement has dropped to seasonal lows. This year’s pulse area will likely be the largest on record, according to early estimates […] Read more