GFM Network News

Canola yield estimates wide-ranging across West

Canola yield estimates across the Prairies are quite varied, ranging from above average to well below normal levels, depending on the area, according to industry analysts. The canola harvest in Manitoba is by far the most advanced on the Prairies. Early yield reports from around the province suggest canola yields are variable, despite high expectations […] Read more

Demand tightens Prairie chickpea supplies

Strong demand and tight global supplies are expected to help strengthen western Canadian chickpea cash bids. Chickpea production in some of the world’s top-producing nations such as India, Turkey, and Mexico were all less than expected. Yet demand has remained steady from end-users in the Mediterranean, North Africa and the Middle East, putting more pressure […] Read more

Prairie feed barley bids strong

Cash bids for barley across Western Canada have seen an increase from last year. Limited supply on the Prairies and adverse weather conditions in the U.S. have contributed to the higher prices, particularly in Alberta. Bids at Lethbridge have moved up to anywhere between $5.75 and nearly $5.95 per bushel delivered to the feedlots, almost […] Read more

Export competition lowers bids for sunflowers

Bids for oil and confectionary varieties of sunflowers have been holding steady, but are lower than the year-ago level, as competition from other exporters has depressed values in Western Canada. The availability of cheaper, easier-to-move alternative commodities has also placed downward pressure on western Canadian sunflower bids, according to sunflower experts. Bids for the oil […] Read more