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cbot may corn

U.S. grains: Corn down on disappointing export data

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures fell on Monday, halting a four-session rebound from contract lows set last week, as traders worried about export prospects for U.S. grains, analysts said. Soybeans and wheat futures also declined. Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) May corn settled down 1-3/4 cents at $3.71-1/2 per bushel (all figures US$). […] Read more

AAFC launches CGC and grain act review

Chief commissioner downplays reports of disagreement among commissioners

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has quietly launched a review of the Canadian Grain Act and its administrator the Canadian Grain Commission, sources have told the Manitoba Co-operator. The review, which has not been announced to the public, comes amid mistrust and division among the CGC’s three commissioners, according to several sources. CGC chief commissioner Patti […] Read more

PHOTOS: Fifty sleighs converge on Riding Mountain National Park

The annual event known as the world’s largest sleigh ride is a fitting capstone to winter

Just before the warmer weather began to move in, a total of 50 sleighs converged at the base of the Sugar Loaf Hills in Riding Mountain National Park, along with 20 saddle riders, for the annual event that’s said to be the world’s largest sleigh ride. Thirty of the teams travelled north from the Rossburn […] Read more

Will and Jen Bergmann named 2019 Manitoba OYF winners

The pair has embraced local food and social media to promote farming

A Glenlea couple is Manitoba’s 2019 Outstanding Young Farmers. Will and Jen Bergmann of Bergmann Bros. were named the winners of the provincial award earlier this month at an event at the Elkhorn Resort. Will Bergmann grew up on the family operation, south of Winnipeg, and he and Jen returned to the farm about seven […] Read more

Roquette boosts plant beauty products

The company behind a Portage la Prairie pea-processing plant is going into the plant-based cosmetics business in a big way. Roquette recently announced a “strengthened” arrangement with Sytheon, a U.S.-based specialty ingredient company for the personal care market in a media release. The two are partnering to produce cosmetic ingredients and cosmetic products derived from […] Read more

china pork

U.S. seizes pork from China on swine fever concerns

Washington | Reuters — U.S. border agents have seized around one million pounds of pork from China, a spokesman for the agency said on Friday, over suspicions that it might contain African swine flu disease which has hit Chinese pork output. Federal agents have seized the supplies over the past week in New York. “The […] Read more

british asparagus

Brexit crisis tipped for British asparagus

Ross-on-Wye, England | Reuters — For almost 100 years, Chris Chinn’s family has farmed asparagus in the rolling hills of the Wye Valley in western England. This year, he fears uncertainty around Britain’s departure from the European Union will keep his eastern European workers away and the asparagus will stay in the ground. Asparagus grown […] Read more

ICE futures

Fund short position climbs in canola

MarketsFarm — Fund traders were active in the ICE Futures canola market during the week ended Tuesday, adding to their large net short position, according to the latest commitment of traders (CoT) report from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). According to the latest report, managed money and other reportable speculators increased their net […] Read more

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