Tag: Kenric Exner

More Customers Searching For Oats Grown Without Glyphosate

Food companies and millers are knocking on grain buyers’ doors looking for oats that have been grown without an application of glyphosate. Demand for “glyphosate free” oats has ramped up over the last few months, says Kenric Exner, merchandising manager with Viterra. “We’re starting to see more end-users in the U.S. ask if it’s possible…. Read more »

Barley Market Update: Increasing Acres, Variety Confusion and Craft Beer Demand

It’s another year of opportunity for barley, says the barley merchandising manager for Viterra. After declining for much of the past decade, the number of barley acres in Western Canada rose slightly in 2015 and is expected to grow again in 2016. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s preliminary projection has barley acreage rising by two percent…. Read more »

Mo Crop, Mo Problems – Western Canada Grain Markets

If ┬áthe NOTORIOUS B.I.G was a market analyst he would describe the current situation in Western Canada as, “Mo crop, mo problems” (was that a reach???). ┬áThe 2014 Western Canadian crop is very large, on farm storage is full, railways are jammed and ports are shipping as much as they can. Get More: If you… Read more »