GFM Network News

In Brief… – for Jun. 2, 2011

No moose:Moose-hunting seasons have been cancelled in the Porcupine Mountains (Game Hunting Areas 13 and 13A) for 2011, Conservation Minister Bill Blaikie has announced. Cancellation of all moose-hunting seasons for 2011 is in addition to cancellations previously announced for (GHAs 14 and 14A) in the region. Other management decisions such as reducing access to the

Canola Industry’s Eyes On Calendar

Canola futures on the ICE Futures Canada trading platform suffered declines during the week ended April 29. Outright liquidation by speculative and commodity fund accounts fuelled the downward price slide. The losses were exaggerated by the triggering of sell-stop orders on the way down. Losses in CBOT (Chicago Board of Trade) soyoil and new-crop CBOT

St. Lawrence Tonnage Up In 2010

The recently concluded 2010 navigation season saw an increase in activity through the St. Lawrence Seaway, with cargo volumes up by 15 per cent on the year to a total of 35.5 million tonnes, according to a release from the seaway. Shipments of iron ore posted a 35 per cent gain over the level witnessed

CWB Ups Wheat And Durum PROs

The Canadian Wheat Board expects to see higher prices for the wheat and durum marketed during the 2010-11 crop year, according to updated Pool Return Outlooks released Dec. 16. Malt barley price expectations were revised slightly lower from the previous month, while feed barley was left unchanged. PROs for wheat were increased by $3 to

New Book On Managing Prairie Rangeland

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has released an updated publication calledManagement of Canadian Prairie Rangeland.The book was written by Arthur Bailey, professor emeritus at the University of Alberta, Duane McCartney former forage and beef systems specialist at AAFC’s Lacombe Research Centre, and Michael Schellenberg, forage and range plant ecologist at AAFC’s Semiarid Agricultural Research Centre in