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(Manitoba Co-operator photo by Allan Dawson)

Manitoba corn crops likely unscathed

CNS Canada — Manitoba’s corn crop was nearly fully seeded ahead of crop insurance deadlines in late May, but frost events in Manitoba during the same time frame didn’t likely cause any damage. Parts of southwestern Manitoba saw a significant frost event on May 29 and 30, which killed off many canola crops and sparked […] Read more






Canola at the cotyledon stage. (Photo courtesy Canola Council of Canada)

Some S. Manitoba canola ‘wiped out’ in weekend frost

CNS Canada –– Many canola crops in southern Manitoba were badly damaged by frost early Saturday morning, leading farmers to reseed fields, one local farmer reports. “There’s quite a bit of canola that has been damaged, and some guys are reseeding. Some guys are still assessing, though,” said Anastasia Kubinec, oilseed specialist with Manitoba, Agriculture, […] Read more

(Dave Bedard photo)

ICE weekly outlook: Weather to make or break canola market

CNS Canada –– ICE Futures Canada’s canola futures moved independently higher during the week ended Wednesday, ignoring weakness in the Chicago soybean market. The generally tight supply situation for canola, a weak Canadian dollar and worries about dry conditions damaging some crops in Western Canada underpinned canola. Dry conditions in parts of the western Prairies […] Read more