Rain, and even some snow, has slowed seeding progress on the prairies, but nobody’s complaining. Cool temperatures, meanwhile, are hampering planting in Ontario and creating some nutrient issues, as we hear from Whete Pete. There are new reports of Bayer and BASF considering bids for Monsanto, soybean markets soared thanks to the USDA and barbecue… Read More

From the Canada Pension Plan buying a stake in Viterra to the SaskParty easily winning the provincial election earlier this week to the big question mark hanging over Monsanto’s new Xtend soybean seed heading into planting season, here’s this week’s podcast recapping what’s happened in Canadian agriculture. We hear from Saskatchewan Ag Minister Lyle Stewart… Read More

With a mild end to winter, how early is too early for seeding wheat? Wheat Pete’s making waves with his recommendation for southern Alberta. Meanwhile, Canadian cattle producers appear to be sitting out on rebuilding their herds when we look at what’s happening in the U.S., and speaking of the Americans and the current political… Read More

Anne Wasko of Gateway Livestock, in conversation with guest host Kelvin Heppner. . It’s an interesting time for cattle markets, with the Canadian dollar hitting record lows, weather in the United States putting pressure on supply estimates, and the recent repeal of country-of-origin labelling (COOL). In fact, as we start off the new year, we’re seeing a pretty… Read More

In this episode of the Beef Market Update, Gateway Livestock’s Anne Wasko joins Shaun Haney in-studio for an update on the extreme volatility in the beef market since September. The duo talk about the changing market, sluggish U.S. exports, diminishing Canadian feeder cattle exports (down 67% since July) and the aggressive inventory expansion efforts of… Read More

Cattle markets, led by the futures in Chicago, took another tumble this week. “It’s been discouraging, disappointing, but again markets have shown us this this fall, when they make a move, it tends to be pretty violent or erratic,” says Anne Wasko of Gateway Livestock in this latest Beef Market Update. “We don’t seem to move… Read More

 

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