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U.S. farmers to harvest record-large corn crop, second-largest soy crop, USDA says

Estimates don't include impact of recent Midwest storm

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. farmers will reap their biggest corn harvest and their second biggest soybean harvest this fall as good summer weather shepherded the crops through key phases of development, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Wednesday. The crop outlooks, which also included average yields for both corn and soybeans as the largest

U.S. grains: Corn futures tread water as Midwest’s farmers assess storm damage

Analysts still expect large U.S. harvest

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures ended flat on Tuesday as traders and analysts predicted that farmers will harvest a large crop despite a damaging storm that tore across the U.S. Midwest on Monday. Soybean futures were steady, while wheat futures rose on technical buying. Farmers are assessing the damage to their corn from

Water flows across what, a few days ago, was Dan Lepp’s pasture along the Little Saskatchewan River. PHOTO: DAN LEPP

Dozens evacuated as floodwaters test Rivers dam

WEATHER: Residents downstream of Rivers, Man., are holding their breath as they wait to see if the dam, which holds back Lake Wahtopanah, will hold

Dan Lepp had gotten little rest by the time he drove away from his family’s mixed farm near Rivers the morning of July 2. Lepp, who farms downstream of the Rivers dam on the Little Saskatchewan River, was among dozens of residents in the Municipalities of Riverdale and Whitehead told to evacuate late last night

A storm last Thanksgiving weekend brought a lot of snow, and a lot of headaches.

AMM calls on province to pitch in on disaster funding after storm

Manitoba’s Thanksgiving surprise was an expensive one for municipalities

[UPDATED: Nov. 14, 2019] Municipalities say the winter storm over the Thanksgiving weekend is going to cost them, and they’re looking to the province for help. The Association of Manitoba Municipalities (AMM) has formally requested a disaster financial assistance program for its impacted members in light of storm cleanup costs. Why it matters: An early storm last month

Patches of Manitoba were left in the dark after a history Thanksgiving weekend snow storm.

Getting back to business after snow storm cuts off power

Manitoba’s farmers and agribusinesses got back to business as normal after a snowy and dark Thanksgiving

The lights were slowly coming back on during the third week of October after a historic snowstorm led to equally historic power outages across the province. A swath of farmers and agribusinesses were also caught up in the over 266,000 outages reported as a result of the three-day storm. Why it matters: Tens of thousands