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Prairie hay shortage on horizon

MarketsFarm — While rain across the Prairies has eased concerns of an all-out drought, worries of a hay shortage going into winter haven’t ceased. Darren Chapman, a Virden, Man. producer and chair of the Manitoba Forage and Grassland Association (MFGA), explained that regrowth following the first cut of hay has been strong. First-cut hay crops […] Read more

Measuring atmospheric moisture not easy

Relative humidity has to be one of the most misunderstood terms in weatherspeak

If you have been reading my articles over the years you know I have a few weather pet peeves. This article’s pet peeve is probably on the top of my list as I hear it discussed again and again, and people just don’t seem to properly understand this topic. So, even though I seem to […] Read more



Forecast: More showers, then sunny and dry

Forecast issued Monday, July 15, 2019 covering July 17-24, 2019

Once again, the weather models did a pretty good job with the forecast. The heat and humidity moved in last weekend as expected and we did see several rounds of thunderstorms move through on Sunday and Monday of last week. This forecast period will begin fairly unsettled as a broad area of low pressure tracks […] Read more


Today’s precipitation

Data from weather stations across the Prairies are available to Glacier FarmMedia members at the WeatherFarm website, where you can also sign up for a daily forecast email for your area. On the go? Get the WeatherFarm mobile app, available for iPhone and Android devices. To learn more about the CoCoRaHS system that generates these precipitation maps […] Read more


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U.S. grains: Corn, soy slip on rains, crop ratings

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. grain and soybean futures extended losses on Tuesday as crops in the U.S. Midwest were poised to benefit from rains, traders said. Technical selling and better-than-expected U.S. Department of Agriculture crop condition ratings added pressure on prices. Showers in parts of the Midwest and Mississippi Delta temporarily eased concerns about […] Read more



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Pulse weekly outlook: Weather threatens India’s crops

MarketsFarm — India is experiencing abnormal rain and weather patterns that have resulted in almost half of the country receiving drastically less rain than usual. In total, the entire country is experiencing about 12 per cent less precipitation than is normally expected. Particularly, provinces in India’s key pulse-growing region are experiencing significant droughts during a […] Read more

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U.S. grains: Corn tops three-week high on heat wave

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures exceeded a three-week high on Friday and soybeans advanced as forecasts for a heat wave fuelled concerns about potential damage to crops growing in farmers’ fields. Traders focused on worries about hot, dry conditions after heavy rains and flooding caused unprecedented delays in corn planting this spring. The […] Read more


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Cargill quarterly profit drops on trade tensions, U.S. floods

Chicago | Reuters — Global commodities trader Cargill reported a 41 per cent drop in adjusted quarterly profit on Thursday, citing supply disruptions stemming from the U.S.-China trade war and also flooding in the central United States that hit marketing and transportation of grains and livestock. Cargill, the largest privately held U.S. company, said adjusted […] Read more

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El Nino seen transitioning to neutral in next month or two

Reuters — The El Nino weather pattern is likely to transition into ENSO-neutral conditions in the next month or two, a U.S. government weather forecaster said on Thursday. “ENSO-neutral” refers to periods in which neither El Nino nor La Nina is present, according to the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center (CPC). ENSO-neutral conditions are […] Read more



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