Demand for canola from crushers has remained strong throughout the summer months, stocks are tight and exports are good. That being said, harvest is just around the corner and a number of questions will be answered regarding actual acres and yield potential.  Everyone is aware of the disastourous year that Western Manitoba and Easter Saskatchewan have… Read More

The road to economic recovery in Canada is delicate. Growth has been moderate at best, with events around the world adding to that fragility daily. European countries are dealing with high deficits and attempting to balance budgets under the pressure of a frustrated and angry population. In the U.S., the debt ceiling debate, the inability… Read More

This week the USDA report really smacked the commodity market into a downward spiral on Wednesday.  Most people said that the negative reaction was an over reaction but still it does wake some farmers up to the potential downward snap that this market can take.  As Jon Driedger, FarmLiunk Marketing discusses below, this is great… Read More

An important part of profitable farming is controlling input costs. A big part of controlling those costs involves figuring out when to buy. In most cases and if storage is available, pre-buying can be a very effective way to manage your input costs. Fertilizer is one of those inputs that can be pre-bought to great… Read More

Over the past few years U.S. DDGs have worked their way more and more into Western Canadian livestock rations. The energy value is good, the starch content is less, helps to prevent acidosis in cattle, improved feed conversions and the quality and yield grades of carcasses remain unaffected when switching from traditional rations. Another big… Read More

In the last few years, lentil acres in Canada were on the rise. Farmers across the country planted just over 2.5 million acres of the crop last year. That being said, the expectation this year is that lentil acres will be down about 25% according to some analysts. Apparently, as good as the price for… Read More

 

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