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Argentina grains exchange trims soy harvest outlook

Corn appears to be picking up acres at the expense of soy

Reuters – Argentine farmers are expected to harvest 48.8 million tonnes of soy in the 2021-22 season, down slightly from a previous estimate of 49 million, the Rosario grains exchange said, citing a slight shift by some farmers toward more profitable corn. The country’s 2021-22 corn crop is estimated at between 55 million and 56 million tonnes,

In general, research indicates that soybean forage should not make up more than 50 per cent of the total diet.

Drought-stressed soybeans offer forage options

Don’t wait too long to make the decision as feed quality is declining daily

Although many areas across the region have received much-needed moisture recently, the ongoing drought and lack of forage options for beef producers is still a concern. “One potential forage source is drought-stressed soybeans that can be grazed or harvested for hay or silage,” says Janna Block, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension livestock systems specialist at


Rapid push to get canola off the field, kick off soybean harvest

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for September 21

Southwest Region Temperatures varied widely this past week, reaching nearly 30-degree daytime highs, with lows dipping to 0.8°C, but no reports of frost yet. Average daily temperatures range from 13°C to 15°C. Harvest continues; many producers are caught up on cereals and canola and are waiting for soybeans to be ready.  Harvest weather has been


Canola mostly pulls back after StatsCan estimates

Canola mostly pulls back after StatsCan estimates

FUTURES | Canola also remains subject to the Chicago soy complex’s complexities

Any hopes of canola getting a bounce on ICE Futures from Statistics Canada’s production report on Aug. 30 were largely dashed. The Canadian oilseed, for the most part, remained lower in the aftermath of the long-awaited report. The pattern repeated itself for a few days; for most of a session canola was pulled down by






Top soy producer Brazil to boost plantings for 15th year: Datagro

Top soy producer Brazil to boost plantings for 15th year: Datagro

Brazil’s soybean area poised to jump four per cent

Reuters – Buoyed by strong demand, Brazilian farmers are poised to expand their soybean area for the 15th consecutive year, a survey by agribusiness consultancy Datagro released July 30 showed. The area planted with soybeans in the world’s largest producer and exporter is expected to increase by four per cent to 40.57 million hectares in

How low will canola yield go?

How low will canola yield go?

Canola has certainly suffered under drought. How much is yet to be seen

Hot and dry weather across most of the major North American growing regions remained the major topic of discussion in the grain and oilseed futures markets during the last week of July. The drought will certainly cut into the size of this year’s canola crop, but by how much? The 19.9-million-tonne forecast by Agriculture and