Saskatchewan has released its spring runoff forecast and, as anticipated, it varies considerably cross the province. For the most part, the Water Security Agency (WSA) is expecting below normal snowmelt runoff in the far north, near normal snowmelt runoff over central areas of the province, and below normal snowmelt runoff over much of southern Saskatchewan. The… Read More

It has been a tumultuous 48 hours for the Canadian canola industry. After news broke that China had pulled Richardson International’s approval to ship into the country, we learn today via Reuters that now China is claiming that they discovered “hazardous pests” in shipments from Richardsons. If we can all agree that this finding” is… Read More

Manitoba’s farm policy organization Keystone Agricultural producers (KAP) has brought on a new general manager. Patty Rosher will take on the role and president Bill Campell says he’s “thrilled” she’ll be a part of the organization. “I am very pleased to welcome Patty to KAP. She brings with her a wealth of experience in our industry and… Read More

Imagine planting corn hybrids that could produce 40 to 80 percent of their nitrogen requirements. It’s only 10 years away, says University of Wisconsin–Madison researcher Dr. Vania Pankievicz. The breakthrough comes from a Mexican corn variety called Sierra Mixe. At the recent Innovative Farmers Association of Ontario conference in London, Ontario, Pankievicz explained that the 15-foot tall variety,… Read More

Look for more durability and increased reliability from Case IH’s new 3100 Series II rigid and flex draper headers. That’s what the Racine, Wisconsin-based manufacturer is telling growers about the continuing evolution of its draper head lineup. Since the 3100 Series was first introduced, Case has made 118 enhancements to the original model, says Ryan Blasiak, the… Read More

At Commodity Classic last week there was no avoiding people discussing trade issues. With the volume of carryover of agricultural commodities in the United States, exports are critical.  Canadian farmers are also watching the U.S./China talks with keen interest, and the USMCA ratification as this issue greatly impacts Canada as well.  The USMCA ratification is… Read More