As the calendar creeps towards September, pulse harvest is just beginning to get underway in Western Canada. Fall is also usually a pretty busy selling and shipping season for the export-dependent crops, but as Chuck Penner, with Leftfield Commodity Research, explains, trade uncertainty and less-than-stellar prices are dragging on the busy harvest season. RealAgriculture field… Read More

Canada Beef has launched an export market development (EMD) program aimed to stimulate market development activities and grow market segments in an effort to increase Canadian beef in the export market place, says president Michael Young. “It’s a new program that our committee just approved three weeks ago now, and what it does is it… Read More

Canada’s food retailers have been looking to reduce competitive price wars —  but it’s not enough to ease continued food inflation. That’s market analyst Kevin Grier’s take on what’s happening across Canada’s food retail landscape. Earlier this week, Grier joined RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney to discuss his latest Grocery Trade Report and says grocery retailers may… Read More

Grain markets found gains the first full week of trading in August, ahead of Monday’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report, a report that the complex has been waiting for since the July WASDE. Going into the report, the sentiment is fairly bullish as there are some major reductions of U.S. acreage, production,… Read More

Ontario’s minister of agriculture is asking — again — that the federal government move on with resolving large-scale trade issues with China, and that the feds provide compensation for the meat sector in the meantime. Following up on a request made in early July and post-federal-provincial-territorial (FPT) meeting of agriculture ministers at Quebec City, Minister… Read More