Former Conservative PM Harper sees tremendous potential for agriculture in Sask

Jun 24, 2021 | 6:38am

Former Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper says there is a tremendous outlook for agriculture in Saskatchewan. Harper says rising incomes in developing nations is prompting strong demand for more and better food, and Saskatchewan is a world leader in agriculture. Harper says Saskatchewan has tremendous opportunities in grain and livestock but also in secondary food […]

SaskWheat outlook anticipates rising prices for wheat producers

May 5, 2021 | 10:50am

  This week’s SaskWheat market outlook says seeding is 28 percent complete in the U.S. spring wheat area, well ahead of the 19 percent 5 year average. In Russia, spring wheat is only 4 percent planted, compared to 58 percent a year ago. However, officials believe seeding will speed up with warmer weather. Russian spring […]

SaskWheat says Canadian wheat exports remain strong

Mar 26, 2021 | 11:09am

The latest outlook from SaskWheat says China’s intensive use of wheat for livestock feed fueled this month’s surge in demand, and is now estimated at a record 35 million tons. Following the 5 million ton increase in China’s feed forecast, China accounts for 19 percent of total world wheat consumption, up from the 5 year […]

SaskWheat says wheat exports remain strong so far this crop year

Mar 16, 2021 | 1:21pm

The latest outlook from SaskWheat says Canadian wheat exports in week 31 were excellent at almost 400 thousand tons. The season total is 11.8 million tons, about 2.7 million tons or 30 percent higher than last year to date. The biggest importers of Canadian wheat this year have been China, Indonesia and Japan. Good railcar […]

Woman charged in Milden death investigation

Mar 5, 2021 | 4:12pm

RCMP have charged a woman in connection to the suspicious death that took place in Milden, about 109 km southwest of Saskatoon. On Wednesday afternoon, Outlook RCMP along with two provincial RCMP units attended the scene, where a 61-year-old man died. He has since been identified as Randy Garrett, of Milden. On Friday afternoon, RCMP […]

Sask Wheat says world wheat trade in 2021 to remain at previous year’s level

Feb 10, 2021 | 10:59am

The lastest weekly market report from Sask Wheat says the 2020 wheat production estimate was raised to an all time high, largely due to improved production in Australia, Canada and Iraq. Use of wheat has also been scaled down, mainly due to less feed wheat use in the European Union due to high prices. Wheat […]

Sask Wheat releases latest weekly price outlook

Feb 3, 2021 | 10:33am

The latest market outlook from Sask Wheat says the wheat price outlook will remain unclear until the Russian export tax issue is resolved. Only then will there be any idea on Russian exports and how much extra demand to expect for North American wheat supplies. The outlook, compiled by Mercantile Consulting Venture, says there are […]

Sask Wheat says grain markets are uncertain this week

Jan 26, 2021 | 1:24pm

  The latest Sask Wheat outlook says world wheat futures fell sharply last week as the debate about the unresolved export tax issues in Russia continued to dominate markets. The outlook says North American wheat is increasingly competitive on the world market but until the Black Sea grain market settles down, the extent of any […]

Grain markets in Canada show decline for the week

Jan 22, 2021 | 1:18pm

A grain market analyst says a drop in Palm oil prices of 10 to 15 percent in recent weeks has forced canola prices downward. Errol Anderson of Pro market communications in Calgary believes it is tied to reduced demand from China. Some analysts also feel harvest in Brazil and improved weather conditions in parts of […]

Sask. Stock Growers look for improved cattle prices in 2021

Jan 6, 2021 | 5:21am

The president of the Saskatchewan Stock Growers remains hopeful 2021 will see improved livestock prices. Cattle prices were pushed downward last year after Covid-19 forced temporary closures at meatpacking plants and a backlog of cattle going to market. Stock Growers president Kelcy Elford says the North American cow herd is down in numbers and the […]