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Manitoba corn crops likely unscathed

CNS Canada — Manitoba’s corn crop was nearly fully seeded ahead of crop insurance deadlines in late May, but frost events in Manitoba during the same time frame didn’t likely cause any damage. Parts of southwestern Manitoba saw a significant frost event on May 29 and 30, which killed off many canola crops and sparked

Widespread frost across much of southern Manitoba May 30 destroyed many acres of already stressed canola prompting many farmers to start reseeding.

Canola crop succumbs to final blow with May 30 frost

A blizzard, a frost, flooding, crusting, flea beetle and another frost have prompted many Manitoba farmers to reseed their canola

Manitoba farmers this week were scrambling to find canola and flaxseed to replant fields destroyed by a widespread frost early May 30. “It’s as widespread as we’ve seen for frost for quite a while,” David Van Deynze, Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation’s (MASC) claim services manager, said June 1. “We can’t keep up with the claims




The Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation is giving some farmers re-seeding frozen canola back to canola some flexibility to speed things up. Widespread frost across much of southern Manitoba May 30 destroyed many acres.

MASC flexibility will speed up canola re-seeding in hardest hit areas

Some farmers won’t have to wait for an adjuster or leave a check strip before re-seeding, but farmers must check first with their local MASC office to see if the policy applies to them

Some Manitoba farmers re-seeding canola after widespread frost May 30 can move a little faster thanks to changes from the Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation (MASC). Normally farmers have to get an MASC adjuster to inspect a field before they re-seed or leave a check strip, but farmers in certain areas won’t have to do that,




ICE weekly outlook: Weather to make or break canola market

CNS Canada –– ICE Futures Canada’s canola futures moved independently higher during the week ended Wednesday, ignoring weakness in the Chicago soybean market. The generally tight supply situation for canola, a weak Canadian dollar and worries about dry conditions damaging some crops in Western Canada underpinned canola. Dry conditions in parts of the western Prairies



Prairie wheat bids rise with improving basis

CNS Canada –– Cash bids for Canadian wheat were stronger during the week ended Friday, as basis levels improved. A firmer tone in U.S. wheat futures was also supportive. Average Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) wheat prices were C$6-$12 per tonne higher, with bids ranging from about $204 per tonne in north-central Saskatchewan to $223