WINNIPEG – It’s a mixed bag in many ways for Saskatchewan’s pulse crops this year as a dry summer and late rains have meant different things for various crops. According to one industry expert though, the overall picture doesn’t look bad. “I think overall, if you assess the entire province it will come in as […] Read more
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Winnipeg – Cool and wet conditions stalled harvest progress across Manitoba during the week ended Sep. 24, according to the latest report from Manitoba Agriculture. Overall harvest progress across the province was pegged at 73 percent complete by the government agency, which was up by only two percentage points from the previous week. Snowfall hit […] Read more
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The donation of a 19,000-acre ranch to the University of Calgary faculty of veterinary medicine is the largest gift of its kind to any Canadian university. W.A. Ranches near Cochrane, Alta. is worth an estimated $44 million and was donated by Calgary entrepreneurs Jack Anderson and his daughter Wynne Chisholm. It will become a beef […] Read more
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Hard red spring wheat bids in Western Canada posted solid gains during the week ended Sept. 21, as advances in the United States futures provided support and countered the bearish influence of the rising Canadian dollar. Average Canada Western Red Spring (13.5 percent CWRS) wheat prices were up by C$4 to C$7 per tonne over […] Read more
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Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show celebrated it’s 25th anniversary this summer and The Western Producer was there. Watch the following video for some of the highlights of our coverage: 00:50 – Jens Schmidt of Herbert Dammann talks about the Profi-Class sprayer. 03:40 – Buce Burnett from MarketsFarm discusses grain markets in the Trump era. 08:10 – […] Read more
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One of the largest buyers of Canadian wheat has a problem with the quality of the product. Peru purchased more than one million tonnes of Canadian wheat in 2017-18, making it Canada’s sixth largest customer. “We normally don’t think of Peru as a strong export market but they are,” said Cam Dahl, president of Cereals […] Read more
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PARMA, Idaho — Allan Huttema has operated dairy farms on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border. Near Chilliwack, B.C., he owned a dairy established by his grandfather who emigrated from Holland after the Second World War. He bought the farm from his father in the early 1990s. “The system was good for us. It provided […] Read more
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Four years ago, Minnesota dairy farmers had few reasons to complain. Milk prices were sky high and profits were through the roof. In 2014, the net income of the median dairy farm in Minnesota was US$137,962. The average dairy farmer in the state has around 200 cows, so that works out to $690 in profit […] Read more
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MERIDIAN, Idaho — One word and one number form the crux of the dairy stumbling block in ongoing negotiations for a new North American Free Trade Agreement. Class 7, Canada’s recently developed pricing policy for milk protein concentrates, has reduced American milk exports to Canada at a time when U.S. milk prices are low and […] Read more
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Russian wheat export controls are still in the cards despite reports of a bigger crop, says an analyst. The United States Department of Agriculture recently bumped up its Russian wheat production estimate by three million tonnes to 71 million tonnes. That is 16 percent below last year’s record crop. There have been rumours that Russia […] Read more
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