Agriculture News

What to consider before you build

Published on 07.11.2018 by


Planning a construction project? Whether you’re hiring a contractor or doing it yourself, consider these questions to help make your project a success.

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Finding optimal calving time is a complex formula

Published on 07.05.2018 by Richard Kamchen


Without a universally optimal time for calving, producers need to consider multiple factors before choosing the month that works best for them.

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Southwest Ontario planting off to an unusually late start

Published on 07.05.2018 by Owen Roberts


Higher heat units and warm seedbeds mean Ontario’s extreme southwest is usually the first region in the province to be planted with corn and soybeans. But this year it’s last, with planting finally wrapping up just last week.

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Flea beetles and cutworms emerge as Prairies’ top pests

Published on 06.14.2018 by Richard Kamchen


The top pest vexing Canadian Prairie crop producers so far this growing season is the flea beetle, but cutworms aren’t far behind.

Flea beetle pressure was great enough to cause canola reseeding in parts of Alberta and Manitoba, according to recent crop reports.

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Competitive pea price support demand

Published on 06.13.2018 by Greg Kostal


Canada exported 346,000 tonnes of peas in April, with 189,000 tonnes going to China and 86,000 tonnes to Bangladesh. We are quietly moving more peas than thought to China.

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How to recognize volatility in a market

Published on 06.12.2018 by J.P. Gervais


Today’s release of the USDA estimates of the supply and demand balance for the 2018-19 marketing year suggests a slightly improving pricing outlook for wheat and corn due to a stronger pace of U.S. exports this year. The pricing outlook for soybeans is unchanged despite lower anticipated year-end inventories for 2017-18.

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