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Category: Markets

Commodity market pullback is illogical and fear-based, says analyst

By: RealAgriculture News Team

July 6, 2022

Watching the commodity markets was exciting for many producers, until it wasn’t. The decline of prices that we’ve seen over the past week has...Read more »

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Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association call for a price investigation of the Canadian beef market

By: RealAgriculture News Team

July 6, 2022

As the large pricing gap continues between cattle producers, feeders, packers and retailers, the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association (SSGA) is now...Read more »

Wheat, oats, and summer fallow acres climb, with declines in canola, barley, and peas: StatsCan acreage report

By: RealAgriculture News Team

July 5, 2022

Farmers across Canada planted more wheat, oats, corn, and mustard this spring, and cut the number of acres growing canola, barley, and dry peas,...Read more »

Still too early to make solid production estimates, says market analyst

By: RealAgriculture Market Team

June 30, 2022

As you look at growing conditions across the Prairies, it’s extremely variable . Too hot, too dry, too wet, too cool — the conditions range,...Read more »

Ceres suspends plans for canola crush plant at Northgate, Saskatchewan

By: Kelvin Heppner

June 25, 2022

Ceres Global Ag Corp. has suspended plans to build a canola crush plant and refinery along the Canada-U.S. border at Northgate, Saskatchewan. The...Read more »

As inflation keeps climbing, many are wondering if now is the worst time to lock in interest rates

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 23, 2022

What goes up must come down, but if you’re waiting for deflation to begin any time soon, you may be in for a long wait. Inflation — and the...Read more »

Grain market pullback a function of weather, risk-off, and a looming recession

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 22, 2022

Grain markets are losing some steam as summer starts to heat up, but it’s not the dry corn crop that’s driving the sell-off. Joe Vaclavik,...Read more »

Risk vs. reward: protecting margins in a volatile market

By: RealAgriculture Market Team

June 16, 2022

Commodity prices this spring has made watching the markets an exciting part of nearly every day, especially for farmers who are anticipating a...Read more »

Federal government commits $100 million to BHP’s new $7.5 billion potash mine at Jansen, Sask.

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 13, 2022

The Canadian government is contributing up to $100 million to minimize the carbon emissions from BHP’s new $7.5 billion potash mine at Jansen,...Read more »

Beef Market Update: RAIN! and an upswing in the markets

By: RealAgriculture Livestock Team

June 11, 2022

After a dreary few weeks, we’re starting this episode of the Beef Market Update on a positive note. Anne Wasko, of the Gateway Livestock Exchange,...Read more »

What will it take to bring a new beef packing plant in Saskatchewan

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 10, 2022

Discussions are underway on whether or not a new beef packing facility would be viable in Saskatchewan. The industry has sustained healthy margins...Read more »

High costs, thin margins push cattle producers to downsize and exit the industry

By: Brittany Warner

June 9, 2022

From drought conditions, poor market prices, high input costs, and on-going costs for health maintenance, many western Canadian cattle producers are...Read more »

Each rain event has cattle producers in drought areas carefully assessing pasture carrying capacity

By: Brittany Warner

June 8, 2022

Drought conditions are adding insult to injury for some cattle producers who considering tough decisions if pasture conditions don’t improve soon....Read more »

Is food really more expensive? On wages, ingredient pricing, government programs, and the rising cost of everything

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 4, 2022

It isn’t uncommon to read about issues happening around the world that create hardship for some but leaving others unaffected, however; food...Read more »

North American crop yields and Russia’s next move could push commodity prices even higher

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 3, 2022

It’s a global game of chess and it’s Russia’s move. With ongoing talks of Russia allowing wheat exports to come out of Ukraine, which could...Read more »