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French wheat and barley ratings decline

Crop ratings for French wheat and barley have fallen sharply, while farmers made little progress with sowing and harvesting, data from farm office FranceAgriMer showed Nov. 22, suggesting heavy rain was continuing to affect field conditions. An estimated 78 per cent of soft wheat, France’s main cereal crop, was rated good or excellent in the […] Read more


Canada still has high-quality milling wheat to sell

But it may not be as easy to access following harvest challenges across the Prairies

A tough harvest has hit quality, but Western Canada still has the high-quality milling wheat it is famous for. That’s the message prospective buyers will hear at seminars this fall and early winter in Asia, Latin America, Italy, and North and West Africa. The events are organized by Cereals Canada, the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) […] Read more




Syngenta pulling out of cereal crop breeding Canada

The decision comes as royalty discussions start to heat up

Syngenta’s decision to scrap its Canadian wheat-breeding program is a wake-up call, industry officials warn. Canada needs an improved royalty system to reward wheat breeders for new varieties or more private breeders could pull out, according to some, while others say it’s critical public breeders are well funded in case they do. But a recent […] Read more



Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers seeks director nominees

The Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association (MWBGA) is seeking farmers for its board. There are four seats to be filled on the board of directors, for four-year terms. Nominations open Nov. 1, and close Nov. 30. All nominees must be members in good standing of the organization, and have the support of five members […] Read more


AAC Brandon No. 1 wheat in Manitoba four years running

MASC’s 2019 Variety Market Share Information lists crop acreages and the percentage of plantings by variety

AAC Brandon remains Manitoba’s ‘Wheat King.’ For the fourth year running AAC Brandon was the most planted red spring wheat insured in Manitoba. The variety, developed at Swift Current by former Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada wheat breeder Ron DePauw, and distributed by SeCan, was planted on 1.8 million insured red spring wheat acres, accounting for […] Read more



Combatting sprout damage in cereal crops

There are ways to minimize the harm to your farm during a wet fall

After an extremely dry summer that hindered crop development, farmers are now seeing late-season moisture that is impacting quality in areas all over Western Canada. Farmers have expressed significant concerns with sprouting in particular. But there are strategies to maximize your return and profits. For many years falling number (FN) has been an important global […] Read more


Canada working to keep wheat exports to Peru

Cereals Canada is pleased with recent progress

Peruvian agriculture officials have got an eyeful of Canada’s grain quality assurance system. They were in Canada the week of Sept. 9 to meet with members of our grain industry and Canadian regulators. It’s part of an effort to keep Canadian wheat exports flowing to Peru. Officials from Peru’s Servicio Nacional de Sanidad Agraria (National […] Read more



Calls for WTO action against Italian restrictions on Canadian durum

The federal government is going to the WTO over canola and Cereals Canada wants Ottawa to do the same for durum

Cereals Canada is among the many farm and agricultural industry groups welcoming the federal government’s decision to take China to the World Trade Organization over its ban on Canadian canola seed. But Cereals Canada wants Ottawa to do the same with Italy because its mandatory Country of Origin Labelling (mCOOL) policy restricts Italian imports of […] Read more


Oct. 15 deadline to comment on proposed cereal royalties

The online survey will allow farm groups to best represent grower interests

Farmers have until Oct. 15 to comment on proposed changes to cereal seed royalties at seedroyaltysurvey.com. Survey results will be presented to the federal agriculture minister after the Oct. 21 federal election. The online survey was launched in July by the Alberta Federation of Agriculture (AFA), the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) and Manitoba’s […] Read more