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A wheat crop in standing water. (Colton Yoder photo courtesy ARS/USDA)

Wet wheat weather watched worldwide

CNS Canada — Generous rainfall has benefited but also boosted the risk of disease on wheat crops in much of Canada and the U.S., and has also cut into grain quality in parts of Europe. However, according to Drew Lerner of U.S. forecast agency World Weather Inc., conditions during the harvest season will be the […] Read more

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Looking at wheat in a very different way

Who buys your wheat and what do they want? Cigi program offers a whole new perspective

Reading Time: 3 minutes Like most Prairie farmers, John Guelly didn’t give a lot of thought to his wheat after unloading it at the elevator. But that changed after a trip to Winnipeg last February for Cigi’s Combine to Customer program. The Westlock producer applied for the program because he was “curious to see what all goes on there” […] Read more

(Doug Wilson photo courtesy ARS/USDA)

Feed barley looking bearish

CNS Canada –– Seasonal harvest pressure is starting to weigh on feed grains in Western Canada, while quality downgrades to crops still on the field may put further pressure on values going forward. “There are quite a few bearish indicators out there,” said Kyle Sinclair, of CorNine Commodities at Lacombe, Alta. For starters, early yield […] Read more

(Photo courtesy Canada Beef Inc.)

Higher-quality wheat likely in store for Prairies

CNS Canada –– Western Canadian farmers are seeing higher-quality wheat crops this year, which would help meet pent-up demand for quality within the market. However, producers might not reap the rewards as much as they would like, one market analyst warns. Wheat buyers will be looking for better-quality and higher-protein wheat, since Canada disappointed on […] Read more