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Smaller Manitoba soybean crop expected

CNS Canada — Like most crops grown this year, Manitoba’s soybean yields were also highly variable in 2018. While early reports point to smaller production overall, lower-than-average yields won’t translate to higher prices, given prospects for a large U.S. crop. Manitoba soybean yields are “anywhere from 20 to 50” bushels per acre, said Mark Jorgenson […] Read more

Ripe soybeans near Morden, Man. on Sept. 14, 2017. (Allan Dawson photo)

Manitoba soybean yields disappoint

CNS Canada — With Manitoba farmers starting to bring in their early-maturing soybeans between intermittent rains, they may start to see the toll from the dry summer. Many crop analysts see soybean yields below what farmers have enjoyed for the past couple of years, but they stress that fields are variable and that longer-season varieties […] 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

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USDA sees bumper corn, soy crops despite floods

Washington | Reuters –– U.S. corn and soybean harvests were pegged above expectations this year as strong yields in areas west of the Mississippi River will make up for problems caused by excessive rains in eastern production states, the government said Wednesday. The U.S. Department of Agriculture forecast the 2015-16 soybean harvest at 3.916 billion […] Read more