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NFU sees red flags in CUSMA bill for grain growers

Bibeau urged to 'correct mistakes' in NAFTA 2.0-enabling legislation

The National Farmers Union is warning of sweeping changes to Canadian grain regulation it sees tucked into federal legislation meant to put through the successor deal to NAFTA. Bill C-4, the implementing legislation for the Canada-U.S.-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), passed second reading Feb. 6 and came back without amendment Feb. 27 from the Commons standing committee

Yellow mustard bids solid

MarketsFarm — Yellow mustard bids remain solid in Western Canada, which should encourage acres this spring. “Yellow mustard started firming up after harvest,” said Walter Dyck of Olds Products. Poor conditions and quality concerns in the fall provided some of the support at that time, with top end bids still holding around 40 cents/lb. Brown


Variable yields supportive for mustard prices

MarketsFarm — Statistics Canada’s principal field crop production report last week estimated a significant drop in Canada’s 2019 mustard production. In September, the agency estimated Canadian mustard would total about 141,000 tonnes. However, due to challenging growing conditions and a slight reduction in acreage, the StatsCan estimates released Friday were revised downward to 134,600 tonnes.


Soybean, corn crops stand up to snowfall, harvest progress at 77 per cent

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for October 22

Southwest Region Above 0C and sunny weather prevailed much of last week following the snow, with rain showers near Killarney and Mountainside. Some +10C daytime temperatures occurred, but overnight freezing slowed snowmelt in southern and eastern districts. Pockets around Hamiota, Miniota, Russell and west of Virden did not get as much snow compared to other


Cereals, canola hit the dryers, soybean yields seen lower than average

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for October 1

Southwest region Cool and constant wet weather is stalling harvest progress. Rainfall amounts of 10 to 50 mm, majority falling during thunderstorms, which also resulted in hail. Snowfall is also reported in northern parts of the region and near the Saskatchewan border. Lodging in canola and other crops is common. Overnight temperatures ranged from zero


Harvest progress in Manitoba slowed by widespread rainfall

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for September 24

Southwest Region Severe thunderstorms with hail and heavy rains fell over the last week and on the weekend. Rainfall has prolonged harvest, which is already delayed from earlier high moisture conditions. Other than Russell area, most districts received 30 to 110 mm rainfall. Brandon, Boissevain, and Mountainside all received greater than 100 mm. Frequent rains


Canada's exports of major crops reached 44.6 million tonnes, up from 41.9 million in 2017-18.

New record for Canadian crop exports in 2018-19

trade It came despite a huge drop in canola seed export, 
which record wheat sales helped offset

Canada exported a record 44.6 million tonnes of major crops when the 2018-19 crop year ended July 31, up six per cent from the previous record of 41.9 set last crop year, according to Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) statistics. “If there is potential for profit farmers will grow the crop,” Keystone Agricultural Producers president Bill

Grasshoppers on the move, canola swathing widespread in preparation of harvest

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for August 20

Southwest Region Rain and cooler temperatures have delayed swathing in late seeded canola and have rejuvenated soybean crops. Showers early last week, 5 to 10 mm rain was widespread. Minnedosa, Neepawa and areas north of Highway 16 are still suffering serious moisture shortages as most of these areas are only 50 to 70 per cent