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The five-year agreement will ensure the continuation of the fusarium head blight nursery program.

Wheat breeding at U of M gets $3.5-million boost

Core funding agreement comes from a number of Prairie producer groups

A consortium of producer groups have made a $3.5-million funding commitment to a ‘core’ wheat-breeding program at the University of Manitoba. The groups include the Canadian Wheat Research Coalition (CWRC), the Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) and the Saskatchewan Winter Cereals Development Commission (SWCDC). The five-year agreement will ensure the continuation of the fusarium head

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Considering winter cereals?

2021 variety selection data for winter cereals is now available

Yield results from the 2021 MCVET (Manitoba Crop Variety Evaluation Team) fall rye and winter wheat testing locations are now available to help producers with variety selection decisions. Data from all locations was not available at the time of publication; more information will be included in Seed Manitoba 2022 in November. Yield, agronomic, and disease-resistance

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Feed weekly outlook: DDGs becoming another feed option

MarketsFarm – As traditional feed grains such as barley and wheat become more expensive due to persistent drought-like conditions in the Prairies, many feedlots are using alternative sources of feed for their animals. Dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGs), the grain by-products which remain after starch has been fermented through the making of alcohol or

North Dakota spring wheat crop slashed by drought

North Dakota spring wheat crop slashed by drought

Reuters – The average spring wheat yield in North Dakota, the U.S.’s top producing state for the crop, was estimated at 29.1 bushels per acre on July 29 by the annual Wheat Quality Council tour. It is the lowest on record going back to 1993 due to a severe drought in the northern Plains. The





Strategie Grains lifts EU grain crop and export forecasts

Strategie Grains lifts EU grain crop and export forecasts

Consultant Strategie Grains has further increased its monthly production forecasts for all three major cereals in the European Union in the current 2021-22 season, which it said will help the bloc to meet higher projected demand on the global market. However, the consultancy also echoed mounting concerns over the potential impact on grain quality from


The Italgrani USA durum mill at St. Louis, Missouri. (CNW Group/Richardson International)

Richardson to buy major U.S. durum processor

Italgrani's milling, grain handling assets to go to Winnipeg firm

Agrifood firm Richardson International is set to expand and further diversify its grain processing space with a deal for what’s billed as North America’s single largest durum flour and semolina miller. The Winnipeg company said Thursday it will buy 100 per cent of the shares in Italgrani USA Inc., whose assets include a mill, elevator