Canola award of excellence

Staff / The Manitoba Canola Growers Association has awarded honoured Dugald farmer Ken Edie the 2013 Manitoba Canola Growers Award of Excellence.

Edie was the first president of the association back in 1970, when the association went by the Manitoba Rapeseed Growers Association.

During his farming career, he served the Manitoba canola and agriculture industry as chairman of the Canola Council of Canada; where he also went on to hold various other positions and is an honorary life member. He served and made an impact as vice-president of the Manitoba Pool Elevators and vice-chair of Prairie Pools Inc. The presentation was made last month.

Stocks tight, but new crop cereal prospects excellent

rome / reuters / Global cereals crops are expected to be excellent in 2013 unless weather turns very bad, but stocks are tight and climate-related shocks could cause prices to spike up violently, a senior economist at the UN’s food agency said on Thursday.

“We should be expecting excellent crops in 2013 which could weigh heavily on prices,” said Abdolreza Abbassian, a senior economist at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

“But the weather could turn negative, and because we are in a tight situation, prices could react violently and rise,” he said.

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