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Manitoba corn rides strong yields through bearish market

CNS Canada — Even as large world supplies continue to weigh down the North American corn market, farmers in Manitoba can continue to hang their hats on strong yields, according to an industry expert. Manitoba’s average yield from the 2017 crop was 134 bushels an acre, according to Myron Krahn, president of the Manitoba Corn […] Read more

U.S. corn, soy acreage to expand in 2018-19, USDA says

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. farmers are likely to expand plantings of both corn and soybeans while reducing wheat seedings for the upcoming marketing year, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Tuesday. The USDA’s Office of the Chief Economist forecast that farmers will seed 91 million acres of corn in the 2018-19 crop year, up […] Read more



Farmers wait for fertilizer prices to fall amid oversupply

CNS Canada — As more fertilizer plants are built around the world and U.S. corn acreage shrinks, the typical thinking holds that prices for urea and nitrogen should fall, but that hasn’t been the case so far for Canadian farmers. “They’re more on the steady side,” said Todd Lewis, president of the Agricultural Producers Association […] Read more


Delayed planting on Prairies could reduce corn acres

CNS Canada — Record yields for Manitoba corn last year have raised the attractiveness of the commodity for many growers. However, the chances for a delayed spring this year could dampen that enthusiasm, according to one industry watcher. “If we get into a delayed planting situation we may see producers switch their corn acres into […] Read more