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Canadian government invests in grain innovation partnership

Two priorities will be boosting corn acreage in Manitoba and exploring functional food and feed opportunities

The Canadian federal and Manitoba provincial governments are joining forces to create a new Grain Innovation Hub, designed to improve production, processing and value-added options for cereals, oilseeds and pulse crops. The hub will include various levels of government, industry groups, researchers, farm organizations and other stakeholders, in a bid to solidify the province’s place

Canola testing high for oil content

This year’s canola crop has higher-than-average oil content, according to preliminary data compiled by the Canadian Grain Commission. The commission has tested 1,140 samples (247 from Manitoba, 538 from Saskatchewan, and 355 from Alberta ) as of Oct. 21, with roughly 95.4 per cent grading No. 1, although samples arriving later may be graded lower


Viterra signs service deals with railways

Viterra Inc., has signed service agreements with Canadian National Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway which will help increase efficiency for grain movement in Western Canada, the company announced in two separate press releases December 19. The agreement with CN will see Viterra work with the railway to review supply chain key performance indicators, co-operate on

Canola Trade Bullish Despite Big Forecast

Canola futures on the ICE Futures Canada trading platform posted some modest advances during the week ended Aug. 26 despite the fact that a crop production survey from Statistics Canada estimated output of the crop at a record-size level. The government agency’s survey for the period ended July 31 said canola production in Canada during



CGC Reclassifies CWRW Varieties

A number of Canada Western Red Winter wheat (CWRW) varieties will be reclassified under the Canada Western General Purpose (CWGP) class, effective August 1, 2011, the Canadian Grain Commission, or CGC, announced in a news release July 15. The varieties in question include; CDC Kestrel; CDC Clair; CDC Harrier; CDC Falcon; and CDC Raptor. The

CGC Announces Grain Variety Deregistrations

The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) has announced upcoming grain variety deregistrations. Wheat var iet ies belonging to the Canada Prairie Spring White (CPSW), the Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS), and flaxseed varieties, will be deregistered, said a news release July 15. The CGC advises that wheat varieties Snowwhite 475 and Snowwhi te 476 belonging to

Agreement Reached To Increase Manitoba Farm Exports To China

An agreement between CentrePort Canada, the country’s two major railways and a number of Chinese companies should lead to increased exports of agricultural products from Manitoba to inland China, according to a release from Manitoba’s CentrePort. The agreement between CentrePort, CN Worldwide, Canadian Pacific Logistics S o l u t i o n s ,