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Pulse weekly outlook: Yellow pea prices stronger since harvest

MarketsFarm — Yellow pea prices on the Prairies have shown strength since harvest, as they’ve seen an appreciable change in demand from India. Darwin Hamilton of Kalshea Commodities in Winnipeg said India is always looking to increase its pulse acres. But, in the event of shortages, it’s been turning to North America for yellow peas.



Agricultural commodities and agri-foods account for one-third of Canada’s total exports to China.


China responsible for large leap in exports

Even Canadian canola exports to China are up from the previous year

China has dramatically picked up its imports from Canada in the 2020-21 marketing year. The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) reported this week that at the end of October, China imported 3.17 million tonnes of wheat, barley, flax, canola and peas from Canada, compared to 1.51 million the same point in 2019-20. With China very eager

Black Fox Farms, near Saskatoon, Sask.

Small distillery, big satisfaction

From a grain farm to producing spirits, this Sask. couple has enjoyed the journey

The owners of Black Fox Farms & Distillery never expected to find themselves where they are today. Barb Stefanyshyn-Coté and her husband John Coté were both third-generation farmers. They were born and raised on farms and they met at agriculture college. After they got married, they went back to farming and raised four children on

Grain, oilseed exports well ahead of year-ago

Chinese demand up substantially for Canada's crops

MarketsFarm — Canadian grain exports continue to run at a very solid pace, with canola, wheat and barley movement-to-date all up substantially on the year. Total exports of Canada’s major grains and oilseeds as of Nov. 29 came in at 18.9 million tonnes, according to Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) data. That’s up by nearly five


U.S. in talks with Huawei exec on resolving criminal charges, source says

'This would be a great way to end this nightmare'

Reuters — U.S. prosecutors are discussing a deal with lawyers for Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou to resolve criminal charges against her, a person familiar with the matter said, signaling a potential end to a case that has strained ties between the U.S., China and Canada. Negotiations between Meng’s attorneys and the U.S. Justice

Cows could soon have a new meal choice in chickpeas

Identifying the best chickpea crops for cattle the goal of new research

Chickpeas could soon find a new fan base: hungry cows. As chickpea production increases around the world, those crops not suitable for human consumption are being recycled into cattle feed as a partial replacement for soybean meal and cereal grains, according to a University of Saskatchewan researcher. Peiqiang Yu and his colleagues at the Canadian Light Source (CLS), based at the



Suspended pulse crop handlers partly reinstated

Companies can't buy or receive more grain from growers

Three suspended pulse and special crop handling and processing companies are again licensed to move Canadian grain — but not to buy any. The Canadian Grain Commission announced Monday it has reinstated the licences for Globeways Canada Inc. and its subsidiaries: Canpulse Foods Ltd., a pulse and canary seed processor at Kindersley, Sask., and Global

StatsCan report to provide clarity on 2020 crop production

MarketsFarm — Market participants and producers will be looking to Statistics Canada’s principal field crop report, due out Thursday, for clarity regarding 2020 crop yields. “We’re looking to see how severely the heat damaged the crop, and how yield estimates were tempered later in the growing season,” said Jerry Klassen, an analyst in Winnipeg. Klassen