November is always a very interesting time for the markets.  Analysts begin to have an idea of the crop volume and quality and farmers and looking to solidify their new crop marketing plans and are already beginning to think about planting intentions for the coming spring.  Farmers also have to increasingly pay attention to the… Read More

Fast forward 20 years to the year 2040. What will the world look like from a geopolitical perspective? The U.S. and China will still be locked in a “strategic competition” of some form says Jacob Shapiro, director of analysis for Geopolitical Futures, a Texas-based company that provides analysis on geopolitical trends. “I don’t see a… Read More

In a spin on ‘walk before you can run,’ Kristjan Hebert says that farmers need to focus on the data they already generate before thinking about large-scale data collection. Hebert, managing partner of Hebert Grain Ventures, says that farmers need to focus on understanding their own numbers such as debt servicing ratio and access and… Read More

From automated tractors to precision sprayers that spray only weeds, new technology is creating a buzz in the farming community. But let’s not forget about satellite technology, which is now poised to make a tremendous impact on crop production. That’s the message Patrick Crampton from Farmers Edge shared during a technology discussion panel at the recent… Read More

Construction of Manitoba’s new pea processing plant at Portage la Prairie is on schedule for its planned 2019 startup. John Buch, grain department manager for French food ingredient company Roquette, builders of the plant, shared the news at the Grain World conference in Winnipeg, Man. When the plant opens, Roquette will have pea processing capacity… Read More

With taxation troubles, trade missteps and realigning political forces across Canada’s political landscape, it appears Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s love-in with Canadians is drawing to a close. That’s the view National Post columnist Andrew Coyne shared with 500 delegates attending the Grain World conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba last week. Trudeau has had a couple of… Read More

Climate change will have little impact on the overall production of corn, soy and wheat as we push toward 2050, says Grainbot market analyst Kurt Ahrens. Ahrens shared his crop production vision, including potential yield growth for corn, soybean and wheat crops, with about 500 delegates attending last week’s Grain World conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba…. Read More

Canadians know Michael Landsberg best as the brash, quick-witted sports journalist who started his career at the anchor desk on TSN’s Sportsdesk and then enjoyed an 18-year run with his no-holds-barred interview show Off The Record. Today, Landsberg is still talking sports, but he spends much of his time sharing the story of his ongoing… Read More

India’s decision to add a 50 percent import duty on peas is designed to help the country become self-sufficient in pulses, and the government appears to be steadfast in its commitment, says one of India’s largest international pulse brokers. Anurag Tulshan, managing director of Esarco Exim Pvt Ltd, told delegates attending the Grain World conference… Read More

Well, it’s the fourth day for the RealAgriculture crew attending Agritechnica in Germany, and day two for the RealAg team at GrainWorld in Winnipeg. In today’s show: Chad Colby joins Shaun to discuss his observations and highlights from Agritechnica. Rocky Talk with Rocky Mountain Equipment’s Jim Wood Tom Simonson of Danish robotics and automation company… Read More

FarmLink and Farm At Hand have announced the return of Grain World for 2017. The revamped conference will be held at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg November 14 and 15, 2017. The two-day conference will feature keynote addresses from journalists Andrew Coyne and Michael Landsberg along with industry experts covering outlooks on major Canadian crops, and… Read More

Although prices have retreated from the sky-high levels that followed the quality problems around the world last year, durum acres are expected to rise by up to 20 percent in Western Canada in 2015. “With the prices that we’ve seen this year, we should see an increase for acres,” said Alan Hagemeier, a Minneapolis-based merchandiser with CHS Inc…. Read More

 

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