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U.S. grains: Soybeans fall on oil drop

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures fell to a 1-1/2-month low on Thursday, pressured by a sharp drop in crude oil prices, traders said. Corn futures also weakened, with investors beating down early rally attempts due to ample global supplies and signs of poor export demand. Wheat futures were mixed, with K.C. hard red […] Read more


FREE to good home: Farm Progress Show tickets

Haven’t got your tickets yet for Canada’s Farm Progress Show? We might. Glacier FarmMedia, Canada’s largest publisher of newspapers and magazines for farmers, and operator of this website, has a pair of free single-day show passes (value: $30 per pair) for you if you’re one of the first 30 people to contact us by e-mail. […] Read more



CBOT weekly outlook: Corn, soy rangebound

CNS Canada –– Corn and soybean futures at the Chicago Board of Trade are expected to hold near-term ranges, as traders decide where to lay their focus amid a mix of factors. “Weather will dominate; that’s no surprise to anybody,” said Sean Lusk of Walsh Trading. That influence is likely to have a supportive effect […] Read more






Seeding smartphone tips

Cellphones have been dubbed “smartphones” but sometimes the way folks are addicted to them causes dumb problems. I’ve read three articles that suggest that cellphones are creating isolation, poorer communication and less robust relationships.
 Stress rises when there is a million-dollar crop to get in the ground, excess moisture, and too many jobs for the[...]
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Deadline extended for comment on cash ticket deferral

Public consultations on the income tax treatment of deferred grain cash tickets, with an eye toward “potential elimination” of farmers’ option to defer grain income, have been extended by two months. The federal government on Tuesday said the consultation, first announced in Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s March budget and due to end Wednesday, will instead[...]
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