RSS Commodities

  • Corn's fundamental foundation June 2, 2016
    The performance of July soybean meal futures these past two months has been truly epic. The agricultural markets have had significant rallies in the past, but rarely has a single month of a single commodity staged such a significant solo performance.
  • Crude concerns make a comeback May 26, 2016
    Remember when we had supply concerns in oil?Well it looks like those days are back. Despite high global supplies, demand may now be at the point where it is actually exceeding daily global oil output. Oil prices in Europe have already exceeded $50.00 a barrel on that possibility.
  • Unprecedented pain May 23, 2016
    Iran says it has no plans to freeze oil exports, causing weakness in the price of oil at the start of the week.

RSS Western Producer

  • Resolution thought doubtful for dockage dispute August 25, 2016
    A former federal agriculture minister believes the China canola dockage issue won’t be resolved before the Sept. 1 deadline. “I doubt it,” said Gerry Ritz, […]
  • Organic feed imports glitch in production guarantee August 25, 2016
    The organics industry is under constant scrutiny to ensure its methods of production are true to its roots and that regulations and practices are followed […]
  • U.S. praised for Feed the Future program August 25, 2016
    Leaders of two United Nations agencies fighting hunger have applauded new legislation in the United States aimed at strengthening global food assistance programs. The UN […]

RSS Crop Chatter

  • Seeding Winter Wheat? There’s Lots of Good Information on Crop Chatter! August 24, 2016
    With canola coming off in Manitoba, now is the time of year where producers are making plans to seed winter wheat.  There have been numerous posts on Crop Chatter regarding winter wheat production over the past year and I’ve summarized the most relevant ones to seeding below: Top Tips for Seeding Winter Wheat What impact can […]
  • Top Winter Wheat Varieties in Manitoba – 2016 August 24, 2016
    In 2016, there was approximately 134,000 acres of commercial winter wheat seeded in the fall of 2015 in Manitoba, as reported by producers for AgriInsurance purposes (acres do not include pedigree or organic production). This is down slightly from the 159,000 acres of winter wheat seeded the previous fall of 2014. The variety Emerson, at 64.7% of […]