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Feed weekly outlook: Prairie prices stable during mild winter

With the mild winter Western Canada has been experiencing, feed grain buyers expect prices should stay quiet for the next while. “I would say the buyers have adequate coverage for January, February, even a bit of March. And I would say we maybe have seen the (barley) price soften up a bit,” said Nelson Neumann, […] Read more

Ontario farmers struggle with vomitoxin in corn

Health: News Roundup from the January 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Ontario corn growers have been dealing with vomitoxin in corn this harvest. High precipitation levels promoting Gibberella ear rot ultimately led to high DON levels in the corn. DON is a vomitoxin that can sicken livestock and levels are regulated by Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The corn can be used to […] Read more


Canola, corn, soy traits to move forward with China approvals

Approvals from China are expected to allow several major trait developments to move ahead in Canadian canola, corn and soybean fields. The Reuters news service on Tuesday reported safety certificate approvals from China’s ministry of agriculture and rural affairs for biotech traits including: Bayer’s 88302, or TruFlex canola, approved in Canada since 2012; BASF’s RF3, […] Read more



Feed weekly outlook: Prairie grain prices higher than last year

CNS Canada — Nice weather over the holidays allowed for good movement of feed grains in Western Canada, with prices steady to above year-ago levels. “I would say we cruised through Christmas and (the) New Year holidays fairly well. Not a lot of massive panic. We had nice weather which really helped, loads continued to […] Read more

CBOT weekly outlook: Soybeans wait on China news

CNS Canada — Soybean futures at the Chicago Board of Trade started 2019 on a firm note, bouncing higher on rumours of fresh Chinese buying interest. However, with the U.S. government still in partial shutdown mode, confirmation of that business was lacking and additional advances remain questionable. “We’re basically buying the rumour at this point,” […] Read more





How Ontario’s new DON testing cost-share program works

With vomitoxin (DON) levels so prevalent in this year’s corn crop, the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) says a new DON testing cost-sharing initiative will help producers strategically market their grain. Why it matters: OSCIA says cost-sharing will help farmers know how severe their deoxynivalenol (DON) issues are, and how to market their […] Read more