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Neonic phase-out may limit flea beetle control tools

CNS Canada — The phasing out of neonicotinoid seed treatments in Canada may cause problems for the country’s canola growers when dealing with flea beetles — but alternatives pesticides could fill the gap. Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) is proposing that two neonicotinoid pesticides, clothianidin and thiamethoxam, be phased out over the next […] Read more

Rye production could fall 25 per cent, analyst says

CNS Canada — This year’s Canadian rye harvest appears positioned to carry on the crop’s recent trend with another production decline. Dry conditions in many regions of the Prairies and ergot in Manitoba are expected to drive down yields. Jonathan Hull of The Scoular Co. said he has been hearing from farmers that yields could […] Read more


U.S. grains: Wheat near limit-up on yield concerns

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures surged on Wednesday, supported by concerns about crop shortfalls in key production areas around the globe, traders said. The strength in wheat lifted corn futures to their highest in more than three weeks. Corn also received support from concerns about dry conditions limiting harvest yields in parts of […] Read more

Feed weekly outlook: Optimism takes pressure off Prairie grains

CNS Canada — Following recent rains across Western Canada, producers have opened their bins and are selling grain again for feed, taking some pressure off of the market. “It’s some relief from the rain that’s happened across the Prairies in the last two weeks. It’s allowing producers to comfortably sell the rest of their old-crop […] Read more