It was January 18, 2017 when a global food ingredient company based in France announced plans to build the world’s largest facility dedicated to producing pea protein at Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. Fast forward four years, and Roquette’s new 200 thousand square foot pea processing plant has started accepting deliveries from farmers. In fact 163… Read More

The rising carbon tax charged to railways while exporting grain will reduce the farmgate value of crops grown in Western Canada by several dollars per tonne, according to a pair of reports published over the past two weeks. The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) has released new calculations that say the federal government’s proposed $170/tonne… Read More

Saskatchewan’s crop commissions are going to be pushing for mandatory grain export reporting, as well as continuing their effort to have farmers rewarded for sequestering carbon, following their 2021 annual general meetings this week. SaskCanola, Sask Wheat, SaskBarley, SaskFlax, SaskOats, and Saskatchewan Pulse Growers hosted their annual meetings in a virtual version of the annual… Read More

As the next few weeks progress, many farmers are beginning to look at those new crop prices. In a typical year, these conversations and discussions would normally occur at the various conferences and tradeshows. Many questions are arising without that ability to have face-to-face conversations, so to help us navigate through some of this, Brennan… Read More

Rounding out a year full of surprises, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) took the mostly predictable route with its final World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report of the year on Thursday. The major figures in the December report were largely in line with the trade’s expectations. Soybean ending stocks were down… Read More

Canola production in Western Canada this year dropped to a level not seen since 2015, according to Statistics Canada’s final crop report of the year, published on Thursday (Dec. 3). The agency said national canola production fell from 19.6 million tonnes in 2019 to 18.7 million tonnes in 2020, as the average yield decreased 3.1… Read More

After enjoying a counter-seasonal rally in the grain markets, prices have started to drift lower. Farmers with crop left to price might be wondering — now what? To answer that question, we go to Jon Driedger of Leftfield Commodity Research. While there’s no ruling out a move to the upside, Driedger has a hint of… Read More

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