Nitrogen has been a hot topic, not only in Canada when it comes to emissions reductions, but worldwide as Europe faces steep increases on natural gas prices, which may have crop rotations shifting in the coming years for those producers, creating a domino effect for North American growers. In Europe, they’ve see a 3600 per… Read More

Oilseed markets moved higher following the release of the USDA’s September crop report on Monday, September 12. U.S. soybean yield was pegged at 50.5 bushels per acre, about a bushel lower than the average pre-report trade guess and down from 51.9 bu/ac in the department’s August report. The number of harvested soybean acres was also… Read More

Improved growing conditions for much of Western Canada has Statistics Canada predicting a much larger crop for 2022 harvest than was previously reported. The latest principal field crop report, published August 29, is derived from predictive modeling based on July field conditions. StatsCan says the Crop Condition Assessment Program shows that overall plant health in… Read More

Jon Driedger of LeftField Commodity Research recently took a tour across Western Canada with LeftField Commodity Research and Argus Media to analyze the yield potential of the Prairie crop. Like any year, there are extremely variable pockets, but Driedger says for the most part, yields are looking average. The summary for cereals — with the exception… Read More

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published its August World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report on Friday. Looking globally, the USDA’s projected lower world ending stocks for wheat and corn, while soybeans saw an increase of 1.8 mmt. Of note, soybean production for China was increased on higher area cited in recent provincial… Read More

The CEO of Sollio Agriculture says there will be certain fertilizer products unavailable for the 2023 growing season, but that nitrogen fertilizer supply for purchases this fall and winter should meet the need of eastern Canadian farmers. Casper Kaastra, head of the co-operative, says there are three key times of year for sourcing nitrogen. Last… Read More

 

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