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Farm groups see something for everyone in federal budget

Response so far from farm and agribusiness organizations to Tuesday’s pre-election budget suggests the federal government has managed to find at least one line item for everyone in the ag sector. Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s budget pledges compensation for supply-managed sectors facing financial hits from international trade pacts, funding for a new federal food policy […] Read more



Pulse weekly outlook: Edible beans on move

MarketsFarm — Following a lengthy 2018 harvest, Manitoba’s edible bean farmers are optimistic about the 2019 growing season. According to an outlook report published in late December by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, pulse farmers are expected to plant approximately the same amount of acreage as seen in 2018. However, after strong yields in 2018, Manitoba […] Read more



Global Markets: Liberals to announce federal budget

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, March 19 (MarketsFarm News) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau will unveil the Liberal government’s latest budget today at 4 p.m. EST. Speculations as to what the budget will prioritize includes funding for broadband internet in rural […] Read more

Klassen: Feeder market continues consolidation pattern

Compared to last week, western Canadian feeder cattle markets traded $3-$5 on either side of unchanged. The market was quite variable across the Prairies. Demand from south of the border evaporated due to adverse weather while southern Alberta experienced favourable spring conditions. Alberta packers were buying fed cattle at $260 on a dressed basis, up […] Read more





Global Markets: Third Liberal cabinet shuffle in 2019

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, March 18 (MarketsFarm News) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed Joyce Murray as President of the Treasury Board. This appointment filled the position left vacant by Jane Philpott. Philpott resigned on March 4, citing a “loss […] Read more

U.S. farm belt slammed by floods, heavy snow from bomb cyclone

Reuters — A harsh late-winter storm broadsided a vast swath of the U.S. agriculture industry this week as heavy snow closed roads and buried cattle in the Plains while excessive rain flooded Midwest fields and swamped grain elevators. A “bomb cyclone” hurled hurricane-force winds, sparked tornadoes and dumped heavy snow and rain across the Plains […] Read more