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U.S. corn, soy acreage to expand in 2018-19, USDA says

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. farmers are likely to expand plantings of both corn and soybeans while reducing wheat seedings for the upcoming marketing year, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Tuesday. The USDA’s Office of the Chief Economist forecast that farmers will seed 91 million acres of corn in the 2018-19 crop year, up […] Read more

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Soybeans elbow their way to top of Prairie market

CNS Canada — As soybeans rise in acreage across Western Canada, many are wondering which crop will bear the brunt of their sudden expansion. “Guys are trying to figure out — is it squeezing out canola or peas?” said Dan Mazier, president of Keystone Agricultural Producers. “It’s one of those products.” Flax has also taken […] Read more

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Manitoba soybean acres seen rising on record yields

CNS Canada –– Soybean acreage looks set to increase next year in Manitoba due to good yields and prices. The expansion comes despite the fact the province is overdue for a killing frost and U.S. acreage is set to grow. “This year we had just over 1.6 million acres planted. Early projections call for two […] Read more