Tagged: Prairies

The News & What it Means – Prairie Rain Brings Relief but Uncertainty Lingers

By Dave Milne – June 25, 2019
The news:

“The bulk of the western Canadian production area has seen at least some moisture over the past couple of weeks, with several areas receiving relatively heavy amounts, including the southwestern portions of both Saskatchewan and Manitoba.”

– Syngenta website article, June 24, 2019

The News & What it Means – Potential for Dry Spring Stirs Farmer, Market Anxiety

By John DePutter & Dave Milne – March 5, 2019
The news:

“Most Canadian Prairie farmers can expect a dry start to spring. ‘Run-off potential is certainly below average for a big part of the Prairies,’ says World Weather Inc. meteorologist Drew Lerner.”

– FCC website article, Feb. 28, 2019

The News & What it Means – Expected Drop in Soybean Acres Was Always Going to Happen

By John DePutter & Dave Milne – February 19, 2019
The news:

“After becoming the hot new crop in parts of Canada’s prairies, soybeans are starting to lose their appeal as Donald Trump’s trade war with China drives down prices.”

– Bloomberg, Feb. 16, 2019