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CWRS bids mixed, CPSR weakens with U.S. futures

CNS Canada — Cash bids for Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) bids were mixed during the week ended Friday, as prices in Manitoba and Saskatchewan followed U.S. futures lower, but basis levels in Alberta saw some improvements due to unfavourable dry growing conditions. Average CWRS wheat prices were anywhere from C$6 per tonne lower to

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ICE weekly outlook: Weather still key for canola

CNS Canada –– The ICE Futures Canada canola market moved lower during the week ended Wednesday, as speculators took profits on a recent rally that saw values hit fresh contract highs. Spillover pressure from the declines in Chicago soybean futures was also bearish for values. There were some reports of improving weather conditions for the

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Prairie oats crop off to a decent start

CNS Canada — Western Canadian farmers are wrapping up seeding their oats crops, which so far are off to a decent start in many areas. “I know in Manitoba, in the Red River Valley, the oats are off to an excellent start,” said Art Enns, president of the Prairie Oats Growers Association. “In Saskatchewan it’s