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USDA’s July WASDE has little effect on markets

U.S. Midwest weather likely having greater effect

MarketsFarm — There were some notable changes in the carryovers for corn, soybeans and wheat in the July supply and demand report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture released Friday. However, the monthly world agriculture supply and demand estimates (WASDE) had very little effect on the markets, according to MarketsFarm analyst Mike Jubinville. “I think

A healthy wheat head at left and one with severe symptoms of fusarium head blight at right.

Fusarium posing major problem for Manitoba crops

MarketsFarm — Most of the growing areas in Manitoba are at a high to extreme risk for fusarium head blight, according to the latest weekly crop report from Manitoba Agriculture. The report, dated Tuesday, noted the province’s western and central regions are most at risk, along with some parts of the eastern region. The eastern

Recent trends offer many options for pulse products

Pulse industry is expanding its market reach beyond direct consumer products

Things have changed a great deal in the global pulse industry over the last 15 to 20 years. “We’ve changed from being a direct consumer product to being a product that can be used as an ingredient in many different areas,” said Carol Brown, president of the Global Pulse Confederation board of directors. Brown spoke

Light action at auctions ahead of long weekend

Conditions on Manitoba pastures and hayfields vary from region to region

With the summer shutdown now well underway, only four of Manitoba’s cattle auctions hosted sales this past week: Brandon, Grunthal, Virden and Winnipeg. Auctions at Ashern, Gladstone, Killarney, Pipestone and Ste. Rose remain closed for the balance of the summer. “Everything is out to grass now. Until pastures either start to run out or if

Canola market likely to move lower

The market is awaiting a June 29 report that could reveal a significant drop

Three factors will determine which way canola will move in the coming weeks – the Canadian dollar, the Prairie weather, and the Chicago Board of Trade, according to Errol Anderson of ProMarket Communications in Calgary, Alta. “I’m expecting the Canadian dollar to move up a bit, just because of United States dollar pressure. That could

Flea beetle damage ‘moderate’ across Prairies so far

Levels in Manitoba hit thresholds for spraying, reseeding canola

MarketsFarm — Flea beetles, cutworms and diamondback moths are only a few of the pests Prairie farmers have to deal with — and this year, so far, damage from flea beetles and cutworms has varied, as have moth counts. “Flea beetles are common throughout the Prairies, everywhere we grow canola. We haven’t been able to