CN Rail has announced plans to acquire 1,500 new generation, high-capacity grain hopper cars with delivery starting in January of 2021. These new railcars will encourage economic recovery through job creation in the North American manufacturing sector, as well as help CN continue to meet the growing needs of grain farmers and grain customers, the… Read More

AGCO, which carries brands such as Fendt, Massey Ferguson, Gleaner, and Challenger, has released initial data readings showing how tractor and planter tires compact soil. As we are becoming more and more aware, soil compacted at planting can reduce yields by restricting root growth and reducing nutrient and water availability, making  the topic an increasing… Read More

There were few surprises in the latest United States Department of Agriculture’s WASDE report, with yields of principal crops left unchanged from previous reports. The USDA reported new crop corn ending stocks at 2.648 billion, mostly inline with trade expectations. According to Matthew Pot with Grain Perspectives, even China buying more corn on the heels… Read More

Update, as of 6pm June 8: The EPA issued an order late Monday that prohibits the sale and distribution of the three dicamba herbicides. Farmers and applicators may use existing stocks that were in their possession on June 3 until July 31, 2020. We are seeking clarification on what this means where state governments have… Read More

A federal grand jury in a U.S. District Court in Colorado has indicted four current and former senior executives from two major American chicken companies for their role in conspiring to fix prices and rig bids for broiler chickens. “Executives who cheat American consumers, restauranteurs, and grocers, and compromise that integrity of our food supply,… Read More

Canada and the U.S. have experienced very similar paths of food system disruption due to COVID-19. Both countries have seen the fall in restaurant demand and packers going offline, followed by milk dumping, animals being euthanized, and consumers hyperventilating over shortages of toilet paper and ground beef. Although they’ve experienced the same impacts and stress… Read More