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Weather disruptions can lead to production losses across major agriculture-producing regions.

Farm Credit Canada highlights three disruptors in 2020

The federal ag lender says climate change, protectionism and automation are the issues to watch this year

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) believes there are three major factors that will disrupt Canadian agriculture in 2020, according to a prepared statement from the federal agency. Those disruptors are climate change, protectionism and automation, which FCC chief agricultural economist J.P. Gervais said could promote or inhibit growth in the industry. “We call them disruptors for


A Wisconsin dairy trial showed canola meal outperformed in terms of milk production, and was even less-expensive in some cases.

Canola meal boosts milk performance in dairy cattle trials

The trial ration is competitive or even cheaper than the current diet

Feeding trials from Wisconsin dairies showed that cows produced more litres of milk per day with canola meal in their feed rations. On-farm trials carried out at two dairies by the Canola Council of Canada and GPS Dairy Consulting, a group of independent dairy nutritionists, replaced animal protein and high-bypass soybean meal with canola meal

Fair weather welcome for harvest wrap-up in Sask.

CNS Canada – Thanks to good weather during the last half of October 99 per cent of Saskatchewan’s crop has been harvested according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s final Crop Report of 2018. However, snow and rain in early November has delayed the harvest of the remaining crops such as flax and oats, but producers hope to



Alberta harvest nearing completion

CNS Canada – Alberta farmers made significant harvest progress in late-October, with nearly 95 per cent of crops off the field as of Oct. 30, according to the final crop report of the season from Alberta Agriculture. On a crop-by-crop basis, spring wheat was 96.1 per cent harvested, durum 95.4 per cent, barley 95.6 per

Visible canola supplies building: CGC report

CNS Canada – Canadian canola stocks in the commercial pipeline increased for the fifth-straight week, according to the latest data from the Canadian Grain Commission, as solid post-harvest deliveries more than made up for the routine demand from exporters and the domestic crush sector. Farmers delivered 499,900 tonnes of canola during the week ended Oct.

Agriculture Canada ups canola carryout forecast sharply

Winnipeg | CNS Canada – Canadian canola carryout stocks at the end of the current marketing year (2018/19) will be considerably larger than an earlier estimate, according to updated supply/demand tables from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, released on Oct. 19, 2018. Agriculture Canada’s market analysis branch forecast canola ending stocks for 2018/19 at 2.500 million


World crop briefs: Black Sea’s oilseed yields seen larger

CNS Canada — The Black Sea region’s oilseed crop for 2018-19 is estimated 160,000 tonnes higher, at 43.36 million tonnes, according to the latest estimates by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In its October estimates, USDA estimated Ukraine rapeseed production would come in at 100,000 tonnes more than previous estimates to 2.7 million tonnes. Turkey’s