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Manitoba crops 90 per cent harvested, winter cereals seeding mostly complete

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for September 28

Southwest Region Very warm days, well above seasonal norms advanced harvest rapidly this week. Temperatures were extremely variable, with daytime highs ranging from the 25 C to 29 C, while overnight lows dipped to 3.5 C, with reports of frost in some northern areas. Average daily temperatures range from 11 C to 14 C. Dry

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Ardent Mills to buy further into gluten-free

Company plans deal for North Dakota pulse miller Firebird

A major North American flour miller plans to stretch its reach further into the gluten-free milling market with a deal for a North Dakota processor. Ardent Mills said Monday it plans to buy the assets of Firebird Artisan Mills, which processes pulses and specialty grains at Harvey, N.D., about 240 km south of Brandon, Man.


Harvest completion at 65 per cent, pastures improve to support grazing

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for September 14

Southwest Region Cooler, cloudy weather dominated this past week, with heavy showers falling along the border Monday afternoon. Recent weather has been conducive to harvest, with moderate daytime highs, coupled with light winds and cool nights for grain aeration. Good weather throughout the week allowed producers to accelerate harvest activities. Minor showers were reported on

Rains come too late for cereals, canola, but could benefit soy, corn, potato growers

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for August 24

Southwest Region  Thunderstorms and widespread rain events the past seven days over much of the Southwest region brought significant moisture, between 60 to 117 mm rain. These rains will not have much impact on crop yields, but some potato, corn, sunflower and a few soybean crops will still benefit, and recharge soil water reserves.  Harvest

Cereal crop harvest rapidly progressing, canola yields expected to fall to 10-year lows

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for August 17

Southwest Region This past week saw daytime highs reach 38 C; daily averages around 17 to 19 C. Minimum overnight temperatures were down to 0.5 to 7 C. Not much rain during the week, Humidity levels remain high overnight. Most of the Southwest region experienced heavy smoke for the last two days. All areas are



Cereal crop yields below average, recent rainfall may benefit some oilseed, corn crops

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for August 10

Southwest Region Very hot daytime temperatures this week, up to 35 C; daily averages around 21 C. Minimum overnight temperatures were down to 7 to 12 C. Lack of rain is still stressing crops. Rain on the weekend and Monday fell throughout the region but amounts are variable, most of the region had between 10

Harvest begins in Central, Interlake regions; severe drought seen across Manitoba

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for August 3

Southwest Region A hot, hazy, and smoky week again in the Southwest, with daytime temperatures up to 29 to 32 C, while daily averages around 20 C. Minimum overnight temperatures were down to 6 to 11 C. No showers or rainfall recorded during past week in Southwest region. Rain is needed in whole region for


Drought concerns persist, yield outlook sees downgrade

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for July 27

Southwest Region A warmer week again, with daytime temperatures up to 27 to 31 C; daily averages around 20 C. Minimum overnight temperatures ranged from 5 to 11 C. Some good rainfall in most of the region early in the week, rainfall amounts from 3 to 56 mm. Crop growth has improved with rain, though

Beyond Meat brings back alt-chicken offering

Beyond Meat has brought back a chicken offering to its product portfolio with the launch of plant-based chicken tenders. The faux-meat maker looks to capitalize on booming demand for meat alternatives amid a shift towards healthy eating in the pandemic. The company is launching the product in around 400 U.S. restaurants, more than two years