The Canadian government’s decision to implement UPOV ’91 standards for plant breeders’ rights is driving new investment in crop breeding, say seed industry officials. Bill C-18 — the federal legislation amending the Plant Breeders’ Rights Act — became law last week. Representatives from the seed trade and the crop sector value chain celebrated its passage at a press conference… Read More

Grain prices ended the month of February a little mixed as corn, soybean, and canola prices all got support in the last half of the month through harvest and logistical concerns out of South American. Lower oil prices have helped keep gains in check for those crops related to the biofuels industry, although strong domestic… Read More

The grain and oilseed market started the month of November the opposite of how it ended October, as the market dropped lower on the U.S. harvest catching up to its historical average pace and a stronger U.S. dollar (which can help Canadian exports, hence basis in Western Canada narrowing recently). Lack of consistent rail service… Read More

With harvest all but done in Western Canada and producers finally getting into corn in the East, farm show and meeting season has arrived. Several Real Ag team members are attending Agri-Trade in Red Deer this week, as Kelvin Heppner touches base with Shaun Haney at Westerner Park on this week’s ag news podcast. Kelvin also has more from the… Read More

While world grain supplies are growing rapidly after producing enormous global corn, soybean and wheat crops this year, Canada stands out with domestic stocks dropping after the bumper crop of 2013 to levels that are closer to average. “We’re seeing our stock levels forecast to drop now to fairly typical levels by the end of this crop year,”… Read More

Quality problems with this year’s durum crop in Italy and France, combined with the worst quality crop on record and lower yields in Canada, have resulted in skyrocketing prices for durum. Buyers are scrambling to find higher quality supplies for pasta production, says Neil Townsend, director of market research with CWB, in the interview below…. Read More

Coming off the long weekend in North America, the grains market started the month of September trying to hold onto higher levels on varying weather affecting crop development and the situation continuing to unfold in eastern Europe. While reports vary on a proposed ceasefire between the Ukrainian army and pro-Russian separatists, the latest rumour to… Read More

As we close the month of August, the harvest itch was replaced in most areas with frustration as most of the U.S. Midwest and Canadian Prairies got hit with some untimely, heavy rains. The recent rains were seen as positive for both sides of the cornbelt with Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, & Nebraska all getting a… Read More

Adjuvants Plus Inc. (API) has reached a licensing agreement with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC) Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization (OIPC) for the patented technology to prevent fusarium head blight in cereals with a fungal organism called Clonostachys rosea strain ACM941. Clonostachys rosea strain ACM941 is a patented organism that protects plants against fungal pathogens, the company… Read More

Winter Cereals Manitoba, the Saskatchewan Winter Cereals Development Commission and the Alberta Wheat Commission have announced shared-funding for a technical specialist position at CIGI. The three-year funding agreement will be targeted at a fund a position aimed at improving the marketability of winter wheat. The position is co-funded by Winter Cereals Manitoba and the Saskatchewan… Read More

 

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