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Aurora Cannabis plans U.S. stock listing in October

Reuters — Canada’s Aurora Cannabis said Thursday it plans a U.S. listing of its shares in October, as it looks to cash in on strong investor appetite for marijuana producers. Interest has boomed in Canada’s marijuana companies ahead of legalization of recreational cannabis in the country next month. Several U.S. states have also legalized marijuana […] Read more

Author Margaret Laurence commemorated in Neepawa

Plaque was unveiled which stands in front of the house in which she once lived

August 10 was a big day for the literary community of Neepawa, Manitoba. On that day, the community held the Manawaka Festival, billed as “a celebration of stories” and, in particular, a celebration of esteemed author, Margaret Laurence, who grew up in Neepawa, and used the town as her basis for stories set in the […] Read more

Editorial: Mission improbable

It’s that time of year when all the hoping and wishing — or fear and loathing, depending on the year — gets put to the test. In a lot of grain-growing regions around the world this summer, our own included, most farmers probably weren’t predicting a bountiful harvest. From Europe to the U.S., Australia to […] Read more

Bringing in the bread

Cereal and canola growers are smiling after pleasantly surprising yields

Cool-season crops once again dodged the drought bullet this year, according to the first harvest reports from Manitoba Agriculture, but soybeans may not be as lucky. Dry, hot weather has been among the big conversation starters in agro-Manitoba this year. Despite that, according to farm production adviser Rejean Picard, cool-season crop yields have impressed and […] Read more


U.S. grains: Soybeans rebound from 10-year low

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures rose roughly two per cent on Wednesday, rebounding a day after the most active contract fell to a 10-year low as the harvest of a likely record-large U.S. crop got under way, analysts said. U.S. wheat futures climbed on technical buying and tightening global supplies, while corn futures […] Read more

october 2018 hogs

U.S. livestock: Hog futures near three-month high

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. lean hog futures climbed to a nearly three-month high on Wednesday, boosted by gains in cash hog markets, before futures trimmed gains to finish the session mixed. Cattle futures were nearly flat on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, in technical trading as dealers awaited a monthly U.S. Department of Agriculture cattle […] Read more