The battle for acres is set to play out in just over three months. Crop rotation plays a key part of decision making on final acres for any crop, but perhaps most of all for pulses, as aphanomyces and root rot risk factor prominently in pea and lentil decisions. But price factors too, and Jon… Read More

Farmers and commodity traders alike have heard plenty of gloomy predictions from market analysts over the past few months. There are a lot of bearish feelings regarding grain markets, Chip Flory of AgriTalk says, but there are signs that commodity prices may be finding support. “The corn market is finding what it needs to do… Read More

The slide in the wheat market following the highs in July has slowed down in September, but North American wheat futures continue to grind lower, with no clear bottom in sight. “There’s not a lot of new stories out there that could spark the bullish movement [farmers] want to see,” says Tyler Schau, hedging strategist… Read More

About 600,000 tonnes of Canadian red lentils and about 60,000 tonnes of green lentils head to India each year as a daily staple for thousands of India’s citizens. It’s an incredibly important export destination for Canadian pulses, and one that could be in jeopardy as tensions build between the two countries following Canada’s accusation of… Read More

Current dynamics of the fertilizer market are quite different from where they were just one year ago. That said, there are still big demand questions, geopolitical pressures, and logistics issues yet to be hammered out — they’re just in different places this year. To unravel the complex trade flows of phosphorus, potassium, and nitrogen fertilizer,… Read More

Statistics Canada (StatsCan) released the model-based principal field crop estimates report earlier this week. It is no real surprise to anyone that there were some pretty big year-over-year production cuts across a lot of commodities. Brian Comeault of Farmers Business Network (FBN), joined RealAg Radio host Lyndsey Smith to discuss the latest report, and dig in… Read More

The ability to stay within maximum residue limits (MRLs) can make or break a grain deal. Export markets keep a keen eye on whether imported crops meet specific tolerance for disease, toxins and pesticide residues, and MRLs play a key role in facilitating trade and establishing the ground rules for global market accessibility. Earlier this… Read More


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