Volatility on grain markets continue

Jun 30, 2023 | 3:47pm

The grain markets this week continue to be volatile. Commodity Futures Advisor with P.I. Financial Adam Pukalo says the ICE Future November Canola Contract is up about 30 dollars on the week, while the Minneapolis wheat futures are down about 45 cents a bushel this week. Pukalo says one factor is Statistics Canada’s seeded acres […]

Mixed outlook for grain prices this winter

Nov 14, 2022 | 2:27pm

There’s a mixed outlook for grain prices this winter. The chief market analyst with FarmLink Marketing Solutions, Neil Townsend, says large supplies of lower quality wheat from Russia and Australia could affect the market this winter. But he says demand remains strong for Canada’s high quality wheat. Townsend expects wheat prices to remain flat for […]

Western Grains Research Foundation provides 267 thousand dollars for Learning Centre near Prince Albert

Feb 12, 2021 | 11:55am

Saskatoon-based Western Grains Research Foundation has announced 267 thousand dollars for the Conservation Learning Centre south of Prince Albert. Research Foundation executive director Garth Patterson says the Conservation Learning Centre is using the funds for a new plot combine to improve crop research for a wide variety of agronomic trials. The Conservation Learning Centre has […]

Western Grains Research Foundation celebrates 40th anniversary

Jan 11, 2021 | 2:45pm

The Saskatoon-based Western Grains Research Foundation is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The agency is the largest producer-funded group of field crop research in Canada. Originally formed by 12 farm groups in 1981, the foundation has remained true to its goal of expanding crop research. Executive director Garth Patterson says as part of the 40th anniversary, […]

Ottawa provides support for grain farm production code of practice

Feb 12, 2020 | 11:55am

  The federal government is providing almost 790 thousand dollars to help grain farmers develop a code of practice for farm production. The funds will go to the Canada Grains Council to develop the voluntary codes of practice. The Council will help farmers determine the best practices to follow to be sustainable for both market […]