Tag: Bruce Burnett

Wheat School: Figuring Out the Market for Protein

Protein premiums or discounts can be a major factor in marketing wheat. In some years there’s plenty of high protein wheat (as looks to be the case for 2015-16) and in other years millers are left scrounging for wheat with high enough protein. We asked earlier this week whether yield or protein is a higher priority… Read more »

TWORA — Outdoor Farm Shows, New Crop Marketing & Satellite-Based Yield Estimates — Sept 17

From the Outdoor Farm Show in Woodstock to Big Iron in Fargo and across Canada, here’s this week’s update on harvest, markets and Canadian farm news: Poll: Indoor or Outdoor? Which Farm Shows are Best? Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

Wheat School: Setting the Stage for Marketing the 2015 Wheat Crop

As harvest rolls on where weather allows, traders are getting a better handle on the yield and quality profile of this year’s wheat crop. In this Wheat School episode, Bruce Burnett, weather and crop analyst with CWB (soon to be G3 Canada) Market Research, walks us through the supply/demand fundamentals as the new crop hits… Read more »

TWORA — Crop Tours and French Fries — July 16

It’s crop tour season in most areas, and as part of this week’s update, Bruce Burnett of CWB joins Kelvin Heppner to recap his tour looking at crop conditions across the Canadian prairies. The ag ministers’ meeting in PEI, a new canola crush plant at Camrose and fusarium issues in wheat are also highlighted in the… Read more »

Past the Quarter Mark — Western Canadian Seeding Update and StatsCan Stocks Review

Approximately 25 percent of the 2015 crop on the Canadian prairies was in the ground at the start of this week (May 4th), according to the weather and crop specialist with CWB Market Research. Dry conditions in southern Alberta, southwestern Saskatchewan and south-central/southeastern Manitoba have allowed seeding operations to advance ahead of average, with “virtually all”… Read more »

This Week on Real Ag — CWB Sale and Seeding — April 16, 2015

From Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz discussing the sale of the Canadian Wheat Board to Wheat Pete on late seeding in southern Ontario, catch up on what’s happened this week with the latest TWORA podcast: Stay current on what’s happening in Canadian agriculture — listen to the “This Week on Real Ag” podcast every Thursday. Find the… Read more »

Prairie Soil Moisture Conditions in “Reasonably Good Shape, With Some Exceptions”

Soil moisture conditions across Western Canada are “in reasonably good shape” heading into the 2015 growing season, but there are areas where farmers who might not be accustomed to farming in dry conditions are preparing for a dry start to the year. As Bruce Burnett, weather and crops specialist with CWB, explains in the audio interview… Read more »

Tight Canola Supply an Exception in a World With Record Supplies

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 »

Delayed Wheat & Canola Crops Still Vulnerable to Frost

While the majority of the Western Canadian crop is no longer vulnerable to frost, there are still areas where wheat and canola, as well as longer-season soybeans and corn, are not ready for the freezing temperatures that are expected over the next few nights. According to Bruce Burnett, weather and crop specialist with CWB, between five and 10 percent… Read more »

Will Durum Explode to the Upside – Bruce Burnett – CWB

Durum may be working its way toward being one of the higher returning crops for farmers this year. Prices are on the rise as supplies tighten and production woes continue in some areas of the west. Weather was one of the factors in play as key durum producing areas in the U.S. and the Canadian… Read more »

Bruce Burnett, CWB Gives His 2011 Wheat and Durum Outlook

Much of the attention is being paid to corn, soybean and lentil pricing this winter. The forgotten sister has been wheat. In many cases wheat is not as sexy or doesn’t get people as crazy with market anticipation. The fact is that wheat is still an incredibly important component of Western Canadian rotations. Not just… Read more »

Global Wheat Outlook – Bruce Burnett, CWB

Across North America everyone is talking about the bullish tone of corn and soybeans. Is wheat going to be the weaker sister in 2011? How much higher will the wheat price have to go to buy some acres back from corn, soybeans, canola and lentils. Some farmers and analysts are even saying that the attention… Read more »

CropWeek 2010 – Is There Any Incentive To Plant Wheat?

It is no secret that durum prices are less than fantastic.  Spring wheat is currently in somewhat of a better position but has its own issues on the supply side.  Many farmers at CropWeek were really wondering how much durum they would plant this coming spring with the glut that is preventing any probability of… Read more »

Is Wheat Over Valued?

As a farmer you have to deal with many variables that are out of your control.  Harvest in North America is almost complete and now farmers are faced with dealing with the commodity markets.  Most farmers are no doubt following the grain and oilseed markets on a daily basis but now it becomes more of… Read more »