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Kubota shows off continuous bale/wrapper in one with the Fastbale

At the AgSmart event this year, Kubota Canada teased farmers with what’s to come in the new year. The Fastbale was on display and, although not available to the public just yet, many were seen eyeing up the new baling technology. “When we were approached earlier this year for AgSmart, we were trying to figure… […]

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Pro Farmer crop tours pegs corn production well below trend line

Touring corn and soybean fields in late August is traditionally a great way to get a good handle on total yield potential. But in a year with challenging planting conditions for most of the North American corn growing regions, even a tour this late in the summer carries a healthy does of uncertainty given just… […]

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The long wait for harvest: Yield potential strong for Ontario corn and soy

Winter cereal harvest has largely wrapped up in south and western regions of Ontario, though the east has yet to really get rolling. Vegetable harvest has started, and harvest of the always anticipated local sweet corn and fruit is well underway. While the lull between cereal, corn, and soybean harvest can be a great window… […]

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Crops variable as Western Canada harvest rolls on

August is quickly coming to a close, and with the exception of regions that have faced cooler, wet temperatures, swathers are swathing and combines are rolling. Conditions across the Prairies are varied, and farmers have taken to social media to show what they are up to. Here’s a brief look at Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba:… […]

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Sulphur emission restrictions driving up shipping costs

Trade wars, policy shifts, and geopolitical uncertainty are all weighing on financial markets and global outlooks. Among all the turmoil, concern over climate change and global greenhouse gas emissions is growing, influencing policy worldwide. While 2019 started with ocean freight rates pulling back, impending restrictions on the industry’s sulphur dioxide emissions are putting significant upward… […]

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Russia and Ukraine should hit average grain yields in 2019

With the wheat harvest half complete in Russia and wrapped up in Ukraine, analysts are looking at volumes available for export out of the highly competitive Black Sea region. Mike Lee is twenty year veteran of assessing crops in the region, and updates the globe through the Black Sea Crop Tour. According to Lee, both… […]

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Pulse producers and buyers waiting for the other to blink: Penner

As the calendar creeps towards September, pulse harvest is just beginning to get underway in Western Canada. Fall is also usually a pretty busy selling and shipping season for the export-dependent crops, but as Chuck Penner, with Leftfield Commodity Research, explains, trade uncertainty and less-than-stellar prices are dragging on the busy harvest season. RealAgriculture field… […]

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$1.6M from federal government to go to Pulse Canada

During the third day of the Canadian Pulse and Special Crops Convention, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau announced $1.6 million will be given to Pulse Canada. The money comes from the AgriAssurance Program. “Our industry is committed to innovation in products and services to increase markets for Canadian pulses, which deliver consistent quality,… […]

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Hemp acres in Canada, U.S. expand considerably following regulatory changes

What a difference a year makes in the world of hemp. Whether you’re in Canada or in the U.S., hemp acres are significantly up, year-over-year. In Canada, farmers seeded 82,510 acres this year compared to 41,200 in 2018, according to Statistics Canada. Comparatively in the U.S., 128,000 acres were seeded in 2019, according to USDA… […]

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Hemp acres in Canada, U.S. expand considerably following regulatory changes

What a difference a year makes in the world of hemp. Whether you’re in Canada or in the U.S., hemp acres are significantly up, year-over-year. In Canada, farmers seeded 82,510 acres this year compared to 41,200 in 2018, according to Statistics Canada. Comparatively in the U.S., 128,000 acres were seeded in 2019, according to USDA… […]