Cigi’s board of directors announced today the retirement of Earl Geddes, chief executive officer (CEO), effective September 8, 2014. Since 2009, Geddes has led Cigi through a challenging period including a transition in marketing from the Canadian Wheat Board monopoly era to an open marketing system for wheat and barley in Western Canada. Also, during… Read More

As seeding approaches, one of the most common topics I hear discussed is vigour.  A vigourous plant stand comes from a healthy seed that is out of the ground and competing in a timely fashion. This can mean fewer days to maturity, quicker ground cover, better weed competition, a more robust rooting system better able… Read More

  In light of grain logistics challenges, the University of Saskatchewan’s Department of Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics hosted a Grain Handling and Transportion Summit in Saskatoon this week. Besides hearing presentations from stakeholders along the rail supply chain, delegates were also given the opportunity to voice their concerns, ask their questions and propose their… Read More

If you cannot see the embedded player, click here. The grain trade this week was mostly higher as solid export numbers and lingering concerns over dryness and the political state of Eastern Europe hung over market. With Russian troop numbers building at the Russian-Ukrainian border, more than a few intelligence analysts are reminded of a… Read More

It seems more and more producers are interested in growing corn in Canada, with interest spanning as far north as North Battleford, and increasingly, west into Alberta. In fact, the grain area in Alberta increased nearly 297% from 2006 to 2011, according to Stats Canada. Besides growing corn for grain, many cattle producers are using… Read More