USDA secretary Tom Vilsack gave an address at Commodity Classic on Friday, where he touched on several important issues for the United States’s ag sector; however, key details on some policies were not part of the speech. While many were disappointed that the final rules around the GREET model for ethanol’s qualification for Sustainable Aviation… Read More

The U.S. Department of Agriculture added to the bearish tone in grain markets with larger-than-expected yield, production and stocks estimates in a series of reports published on Friday. Both the headline corn and soybean yield numbers for 2023 were higher than all trade estimates prior to the report, with corn yield pegged at a record… Read More

Highly pathogenic avian influenza is rearing its head again as migratory birds head south for winter. After a quiet summer, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has confirmed four new cases on commercial farms in Alberta and one commercial farm case in Saskatchewan over the past four weeks. There have also been at least two confirmed… Read More

Markets came under pressure following the release of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s September supply/demand report on Tuesday. The USDA boosted its harvested area for corn by 774 thousand acres to 87.1 million acres, resulting in a U.S. corn production estimate of 15.1 billion bushels — slightly above trade expectations. The average corn yield for… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio with host Shaun Haney! We will hear an interview with Kelvin Heppner of RealAgriculture and the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie Claude Bibeau on the decisions made on MRLs and cosmetic pesticide use. We will also hear an interview from RealAgriculture’s Kara… Read More

All eyes were on the global supply situation as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its February World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report on Wednesday. The ongoing drought in Argentina, and the Russia/Ukraine war have many focused on global stocks and balance sheets. Overall, the report was seen as generally neutral,… Read More

Oilseed markets moved higher following the release of the USDA’s September crop report on Monday, September 12. U.S. soybean yield was pegged at 50.5 bushels per acre, about a bushel lower than the average pre-report trade guess and down from 51.9 bu/ac in the department’s August report. The number of harvested soybean acres was also… Read More

Table potatoes from Prince Edward Island will soon be allowed into the U.S. again under certain conditions, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). Potato exports from the province known for its potato production were suspended by the Canadian government in November after the confirmation of potato wart… Read More

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is out with its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report. Pre-report, many were questioning to what extent the war in Ukraine, which has driven markets higher over the last two weeks, would be accounted for. The USDA has made some adjustments — albeit minor —… Read More

Using surveys and science to detect regional pathogens aren’t new methods to detect diseases in pulse crops, but how are our U.S. pulse crop growing counterparts dealing with the diseases present in their areas? In this Pulse School episode, Lyndon Porter, research plant pathologist with the United States Department of Agriculture, joins Kara Oosterhuis to… Read More

Seed potato movement out of P.E.I. to the U.S. has been suspended, following the finding of potato wart fungus in two fields in the province. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has also suspended the movement of fresh potatoes from P.E.I. to the U.S., which includes table stock potatoes and processing potatoes. The suspension does not apply… Read More


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