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‘New’ Cereals Canada names board, chair

The merged Cereals Canada/Cigi unit held its first annual meeting

Alberta farmer Todd Hames was elected Monday as the chair of the board for the recently reconstituted Cereals Canada, at its first-ever annual meeting. The ‘new’ Cereals Canada was created June 1 when it and the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi) amalgamated after two years of discussions and the approval of their respective boards April

EU cuts wheat production, export outlook for 2020-21

Reuters – The European Commission on May 28 sharply lowered its forecast for common wheat production in the European Union’s 27 member countries in 2020-21 to 121.5 million tonnes from 125.8 million estimated a month ago. That would be seven per cent below estimated EU-27 production of common wheat, or soft wheat, of 130.8 million

Alberta deregulates fusarium

Crop disease comes off province's 'zero tolerance' list

Alberta is moving to keep fusarium in check by means other than the “zero tolerance” policy it has in effect on agricultural pests such as rats, rabies and clubroot. Agriculture Minister Devin Dreeshen announced a ministerial order Wednesday to remove Fusarium graminearum from the list of pests covered by the Pest and Nuisance Control Regulation,

“Winter wheat used to have a 40 per cent yield advantage to spring wheat and now that’s shrunk down to 10 to 20 per cent.” – Ken Gross.

Winter wheat down, but not out

Winter wheat acres have slid to a fraction of where they were even five years ago

Winter wheat is off to a good start in 2020, but there aren’t all that many acres around. Ken Gross, agronomist with the Western Winter Wheat Initiative, says many winter wheat acres were planted just in time to catch the same moisture that ground harvest to a halt last year, and so saw good growth


Feed weekly outlook: Prices steady, demand quiet

MarketsFarm — Demand for feed grains has slowed down on the Prairies due to uncertainty in cattle markets posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many cattle processing and packing plants across North America have closed or slowed production due to lack of staff, leading to widespread issues in feed grain supply chains. “The lack of forward

Cigi, Cereals Canada vote to close merger deal

Merged body to take latter group's name; next step, naming a CEO

The proposed merger between Cigi and Cereals Canada has taken one of its final steps forward, with votes of approval from both organizations’ memberships. The two Winnipeg-based not-for-profit organizations announced Tuesday their memberships have approved “the amalgamation of both organizations under a unified governance and management structure.” Terms of the merger call for the consolidated

Lots of flour to go around, millers’ association says

System is 'doing extremely well' and should have no problem keeping up with demand, CNMA's Gordon Harrison says

The grain supply chain is working as it should during the COVID-19 pandemic, says the president of the Canadian National Millers Association. “From the milling industry vantage point, the movement of grain from farm to the producer to the elevator systems to mills is doing extremely well,” Gordon Harrison said Tuesday. “The grain supply chain


North America’s millers, bakers scramble to satisfy bread binge

Chicago/Winnipeg | Reuters — North American flour mills and bakeries are rushing to boost production as the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus leads to consumer stockpiling of staples such as bread and pasta. The virus’ spread prompted orders to stay at home in some U.S. states, including New York, California and Illinois last week, following