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U.S. grains: Soybeans bounce on chance of Argentina export limits

Coronavirus fears remain anchor on commodities prices

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures on Wednesday extended a rebound from a sharp drop earlier this week as investors anticipated changes to Argentine export taxes that could reduce export competition from the major soy supplier. Corn and wheat futures eased on pressure from a firmer dollar, which creates headwinds for U.S. exports, and

The canola calamity

A hard harvest and tough storage season underline the need for a plan

Last fall’s “harvest from hell” was like a laundry list of what could go wrong. First there was a drought for much of the growing season reducing yields. Then as harvest approached, Mother Nature turned on the taps at just the wrong time and kept them on. Throw in a Thanksgiving snowstorm and you’ve got




Argentina ag ministry suspends registration of exports

Buenos Aires | Reuters — Argentina’s ministry of agriculture suspended on Wednesday the registration of agricultural exports until further notice, it said in a statement, a move that traders said likely foreshadowed a steep increase in grains export tariffs. “When they close the registration, it’s because something is coming,” said agricultural consultant Nestor Roulet, secretary

U.S. grains: Soybeans bounce, corn stabilizes

Warm winter, weaker Russian ruble drag on wheat

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures stabilized on Tuesday and soybean futures firmed in a mild recovery from the prior session’s steep drop on fears about the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. Wheat futures were mixed after posting fresh lows on technical selling and pressure from ample global supplies and stiff competition for U.S.

The white cysts on the plant roots begin the cycle, and are the only part of that cycle visible to the naked eye.

Soybean cyst nematode: Managing the ‘silent yield robber’

This soybean pest can be impossible to spot but can take a big bite

Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is a new-to-Manitoba soybean issue that’s the No. 1 soybean pest in North America, and one a U.S. specialist calls the silent yield robber. Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is a microscopic roundworm that attacks the roots of soybean and is the No. 1 soybean pest in North America. John Wilson, extension


Protestors put up new rail, road barricades in wake of arrests

Ottawa/Toronto | Reuters — Protesters in Canada have blocked train lines, Vancouver’s port entrance and at least one highway in Quebec Tuesday in response to the arrest of 10 indigenous protesters on Monday as police cleared a three-week rail barricade in southern Ontario. Ontario Provincial Police on Monday arrested some of the Tyendinaga Mohawk campaigners

Five tips to help get your best pulse crop yields

At this year’s CropSphere in Saskatoon, the Saskatchewan Pulse Grower’s agronomy manager, Sherrilyn Phelps, talked to growers about optimizing pea and lentil yields.The biggest factor that determines yield, weather, is out of our control. However, there are some factors we can manage. Phelps’s presentation focused on factors that we can control.For Saskatchewan, the SPG has