With COVID-19 social distancing firmly in place, schools, events, sports, and social activities are all cancelled, spawning much more free time with family. For the most part, the hectic parts of our lives have been taken away which raises the question of “what are we supposed to do?”  It’s like taking a trip back into… Read More

Grain markets mostly ended lower again this week as the concerns about the coronavirus and grain demand continue amidst some volatile trading on the broader equity markets. This said volatility though tends to indicate a bottom is nearby. Countries around the world continue to provide economic stimulus as a way to mitigate the financial impact… Read More

Looking for the latest information on a leaf disease invading your farm fields? Want to know how fungicides recommended for control or suppression stack up? Farmers and crop advisors will find all this and more when they visit cropprotectionnetwork.org, says University of Kentucky plant pathologist Carl Bradley.  The Crop Protection Network (CPN) is a multi-state… Read More

In 2015, Willard Jack was gearing up to tackle herbicide resistant Canada fleabane on his Belzoni, Mississippi farm. Five years later, that weed is just an afterthought as Jack is fully engaged in a fight with a much tougher resistant weed “monster” — Palmer amaranth. At the SouthWest Agricultural Conference (SWAC) last week at Ridgetown,… Read More

Grain markets finished the week before Christmas mostly all in the green as follow-on technical buying and physical buying pushed the complex higher. Meanwhile there is still some uncertainty about how the trade deals are going to be executed, namely the $50 billion in agriculture purchases that President Trump has said China would buy. This… Read More

There was a time when most hoped that 2019 would turn out better than past challenging years, but the term “being 2019’d” has come to mean…well, insult being added to injury. From the ‘harvest from hell’ in the west, to wet, nasty weather hindering Ontario’s harvest, and now a rail strike already limiting propane access… Read More

Today’s top ag news starts with a discussion on Statistics Canada’s July production report, which estimates 2019 production to fall in wheat, corn for grain, canola, and soybeans, compared to 2018. Host Shaun Haney and news lead Jessika Guse also cover Canadian agriculture’s contribution to GDP, labour shortages, and more. Then, we hear about: An… Read More

 

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