February 26, 2024

ICE Close: Canola Gets Helping Hand from Loonie

A weaker Canadian dollar helped to boost canola futures on Monday, as did some strength in the Chicago soy complex.

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February 26, 2024

Chicago Close: Corn, Soys Claw Back to Gains after Earlier Losses

After closing below US$4/bu on Friday, corn futures managed to rebound to begin the new week. Wheat was also higher, while soybeans ended mixed.

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February 26, 2024

G3 Announces Acquisition of New Quebec Elevator

Winnipeg-based G3 Canada has announced the acquisition of a new grain elevator in southwestern Quebec.

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February 26, 2024

Ag Markets in Transition: Analyst

Agricultural markets are in transition, moving from a tight supply/strong demand scenario to one of adequate supply and reasonable demand, according to a US market analyst.

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February 25, 2024

Planting cover crops with PEI potato grower Andrew Lawless

Potato farmers on Prince Edward Island have increased their use of cover crops dramatically over the last five years. PEI farmers have been measuring the growth and impact of cover crops through participation in Living Lab...

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February 25, 2024

U.S. demand for canola oil rising, with construction underway on new crush facilities

The race is on among canola processing companies to supply growing demand in the U.S. for canola oil as a feedstock for lower carbon-intensity fuels. Read more on the construction of crush facilities and demand for the pro...

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February 25, 2024

Soybean School: Stick with adapted varieties for higher yield

Every year soybean growers make seed choices based on a host of factors. One of the key decisions is whether to plant long-season varieties, full-season varieties or choose a shorter-season variety. On this episode of Real...

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February 25, 2024

Old corn pest returns with new threat

Bt corn hybrids have been the story of success in transgenic innovation, a gold standard of biotech pest management, first with European corn borer (ECB) and then corn rootworm (CRW). Now comes a case from Truro, N.S., whe...

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February 24, 2024

Nitrogen use in corn re-examined

When it comes to nitrogen use in corn, it’s always been a question of how much to apply. University of Illinois research on the source of N — that is, how much a corn plant gets from fertilizer and how much from soil — has...

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February 24, 2024

Winter cereals struggle to survive

Minimal snow cover, frigid temperatures in mid-January and above-average temperatures after that may have set the stage for winterkill in winter crops. The risk is high enough to cause concern among crop specialists. Read ...

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February 24, 2024

ON Bean Growers contributes $660,000 to support weed management research

Ontario Bean Growers (OBG) will contribute $660,000 towards an industry investment of $2 million in the Weed Management Professorship position based at the Ridgetown campus of the University of Guelph. Find out more on the...

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February 23, 2024

Chicago Close: March Corn Ends Below $4/bu

Chicago crop futures closed lower on Friday, with the March corn contract settling below the US$4/bu threshold.

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February 23, 2024

ICE Close: Mixed Settlement for Canola

Canola futures ended mixed on Friday, with nearby March a bit higher but other contracts lower.

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