ACPC Dropping Collection of Cash Prices Following Launch of PDQ Site

The Alberta Canola Producers Commission has decided it will no longer collect daily cash prices after the launch of the Alberta Wheat Commission’s prairie-wide grain price reporting website this week.

The ACPC has compiled and posted regional grain cash prices and weekly feedgrain price reports since assuming responsibility from the Alberta Grains Council in October of 2009.

“We appreciate the Alberta Wheat Commission’s cooperation in providing us with Alberta prices,” said Stuart Holmen, chair of the ACPC’s Grower Relations and Extension Committee, in a news release this morning. “We have a large number of users that have been visiting our site for cash prices for many years, and we look forward to continuing to provide them with great information on agronomy, marketing, and management alike.”

Cash prices for three Alberta regions listed on the AWC’s PDQInfo.ca website will also be posted on albertacanola.com. The weekly feed grain price reporting component will become part of Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Weekly Crop Market Review.

“We are proud of the grain price program that we developed and refined over the last six years,” added Holmen, “We congratulate the Alberta Wheat Commission and the Western Grain Elevators Association members on creating a new prairie wide program that also includes deferred pricing information.”

The PDQ site splits the prairies into nine price reporting regions.

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