There likely isn’t a sector in agriculture that isn’t very ready to put 2018 to bed. From drought and extreme heat for much of the summer, to a cold wet harvest out west, to high DON in corn, market volatility and trade wars, and falling livestock prices this fall, many are looking for a better… Read More

On Friday’s edition of RealAg Radio, with host Kelvin Heppner: Soybean yield surprise from the USDA in its August WASDE report Jenessa Karlowsky of Cargill MarketSense discusses highlights from the USDA report Beef Market Update — Anne Wasko of Gateway Livestock on the impact hot/dry weather is having on timing and volumes of cattle coming… Read More

The latest USDA Cattle on Feed report shows once again that the “wall” of cattle was not an unreasonable description. Thankfully, sustained consumer demand has helped greatly. The June report met expectations and further confirms what a bulk of analysts have been talking about the entire 2018 marketing year. Anne Wasko, with Gateway Livestock Exchange… Read More

On Friday’s show, with host Shaun Haney: Top ag news, with Kelvin Heppner, discussing the missed NAFTA deal deadline, Ag Minister Lawrence MacAulay’s trade mission to China, and more. Beef Market Update with Anne Wasko of Gateway Livestock — can barbecue season help protein demand? RealAg Issues panel with Lyndsey Smith and Kelvin Heppner Favourite… Read More

Host Shaun Haney starts off the show with Grain Perspectives’ Matthew Pot to discuss China’s response to proposed tariffs, and what it means for Canada. Then: Will barbecue season catch the free-falling live cattle futures? Anne Wasko, Gateway Livestock Exchange, joins for a Beef Market Update. Issues Panel – Lyndsey Smith, Kelvin Heppner and Anne… Read More

Cattle and lean hogs futures have slid in the past 30 days as livestock producers look to protect themselves from downside risk. Besides oats, which are down 10% in the past month, the protein complex has been the worst performer of all the agricultural commodities in the last month. In the past 30 days: April… Read More

As the Bank of Canada raised its target interest rate a 1/4 point this week, there is disagreement in how the Canadian economy will fare in 2018. While one or two more rate hikes are expected in 2018, there are also concerns on the horizon for the Canadian economy. As we hear from Farm Credit… Read More

This December, to recognize the year that has passed, and to look to the start of 2018, we decided to create a short questionnaire for a few of our many, valued contributors. Andrew Campbell is a dairy farmer, owner of Fresh Air Media, and a contributor to the site, often writing on advocacy and marketing…. Read More

2017 will go down as another eventful year in Canadian agriculture, from floods to droughts to wildfires and from taxes to trade. We saw new technologies introduced and old technologies brought back, as the agriculture community adapted to a changing world. As we’ve been reflecting on the past year, we pulled up the analytics from… Read More

Friday’s edition of RealAg Radio: Saskatchewan harvest report, with yield estimates, including a average soybean yield in the teens (that’s going to have to climb if acres are supposed to reach anticipated levels); Manitoba’s government rolls out its anticipated carbon pricing plan; Anne Wasko discusses the rally in live cattle futures on the Beef Market… Read More

 

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