Stats Canada survey says farmers intend on planting more pulses this year

Stats Canada survey says farmers intend on planting more pulses this year

Mar 11, 2024 | 5:03pm
Statistics Canada released results of a survey asking what farmers intend to seed this season. The 2024 seeding intentions for principal field crops surveyed 3,239 Saskatchewan farmers between December 14th to January 22nd. Farmers plan on seeding more durum wheat, lentils, dry field peas, oats, and canary seed, but less canola, spring wheat, barley, mustard […]
Farmers can get a sneak peak on insured prices for crops through CropConnect on SCI Website

Farmers can get a sneak peak on insured prices for crops through CropConnect on SCI Website

Feb 28, 2024 | 2:45pm
An announcement of the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance program details for 2024 will be made the morning of Tuesday, March 5 in Melville by Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit. However, insured prices for the various crops are now available online. You won’t find the prices on the main part of the website, but if you’re […]

Canola crops looking good in the Parkland Region

Jul 7, 2023 | 2:21pm

Canola crops in the Parkland region are ahead of their normal development for this time of year. That’s according to Canola Council of Canada Agronomy Specialist Warren Ward from Springside. Ward says canola emerged quite quickly in the spring due to good moisture conditions and warm temperatures.  Ward says there are some signs of heat […]

Canola and wheat futures showed upward movement this week

May 5, 2023 | 2:22pm

Grain markets this week performed better than expected. P.I. Financial Commodity Futures Advisor Adam Pukalo says the Canola July contract was as low as 693.10 on Monday, but rebounded to around 735, while the July Minneapolis wheat contract was up by 30 cents a bushel to 8.28 for the week. Pukalo said one of the […]

Grain markets this week trend downward

Apr 21, 2023 | 2:56pm

Grain markets were showing downward movement this week. P.I. Financial commodity futures advisor Adam Pukalo says the July canola contract is down 20 dollars per metric ton, while spring wheat futures (July Minneapolis Wheat) have declined about 20 cents a bushel, at under $8.50 a bushel. There are two factors, Pukalo says, for the canola […]

Louis-Dreyfus doubles capacity at canola processing facility in Yorkton

Apr 11, 2023 | 1:42pm

Louis Dreyfus Company has announced an investment to double the capacity of its canola crushing facility in Yorkton. The new capacity will be over 2-million tonnes and construction is expected to begin later this year. About 120 people are currently employed at the facility. The province says this expansion will increase the value of exports […]

Market analyst says large soybean crop in Brazil will influence canola prices this year

Feb 6, 2023 | 10:15am

  An independent agricultural consultant has been making rounds in parts of eastern Saskatchewan this past week. Brad Magnusson was in Wadena on Tuesday, and Swan River on Wednesday. He provided producers with tips on their agriculture strategy and management. Magnusson sees a pattern among commodity prices and grain. He says the price of canola is affected significantly by […]

Prairie farmers projected to increase wheat and canola acreage in 2023

Jan 10, 2023 | 1:37pm

  Western Canadian farmers will seed more wheat and canola this spring and less peas and lentils. That was the forecast made this week by market analyst Chuck Penner with LeftField Commodity Research at the Western Canadian Crop Production Show in Saskatoon. Penner says bullish signs for wheat include the outlook for a poor winter […]