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Category: Markets

Larger farms have higher percentage of fertilizer in place ahead of ’22 crop season, survey suggests

By: RealAgriculture News Team

April 7, 2022

In the face of prolonged uncertainty, many farmers aren’t sure if the fertilizer required for the 2022 planting and seeding season will arrive in...Read more »

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How Canada’s agri-food system policies need to adjust for new global realities

By: RealAgriculture News Team

April 4, 2022

Over the past few years the phrase “unprecedented times” has been used often and for good reason. There has been a continual domino effect of...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Cost of gain rises in step with feeder placements

By: RealAgriculture Livestock Team

April 1, 2022

When we look at the cost of gain, it’s historically high. As Anne Wasko of the Gateway Livestock Exchanger explains in our latest Beef Market...Read more »

Navigating optimistic, yet uncertain, times ahead of USDA’s Prospective Plantings report

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 30, 2022

As farmers contemplate a multitude of variables heading into this growing season, crop prices are favourable, indeed. Favourable does not mean...Read more »

Has your retailer notified you of fertilizer supply disruption for spring?

By: Shaun Haney

March 24, 2022

Fertilizer pricing and supply have been real challenges for some growers across the country heading into the 2022 growing season. Farm and industry...Read more »

Wheat School: Assessing economic health of the winter crop

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

March 24, 2022

A difficult fall, with too much rain, late planting and reduced acres, made for a tough Ontario wheat crop heading into winter. As we move into late...Read more »

CP Rail shutdown forcing canola crush plants to curb operations

By: Kelvin Heppner

March 21, 2022

Update, as of early March 22:  CP Rail and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference have agreed to binding arbitration, ending the work stoppage as...Read more »

Have you locked in interest rates?

By: Lyndsey Smith

March 21, 2022

After a few years’ pause, the Bank of Canada increased the overnight rate March 2, 2022. Analysts suggests it’s the first of at leasts two or...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Demand stays strong, but doesn’t translate to profits in the cash market

By: RealAgriculture Livestock Team

March 18, 2022

As the calendar makes its way through March, Anne Wasko, of the Gateway Livestock Exchange, says we are running short on time for a surprise spring...Read more »

New ag forecasting tool hones in on industry uncertainties

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 18, 2022

It seems the only certainty in the ag industry is knowing there will always be a level of uncertainty. Knowing this, Agricultural Economic Insights...Read more »

Major rail disruption begins as CP Rail triggers 72-hour lockout notice

By: Kelvin Heppner

March 16, 2022

Canadian Pacific Railway (CP Rail) has triggered the 72-hour notice required for a lockout of over 3,000 conductors, engineers and other railway...Read more »

Farm receipts, not weather woes, drive land prices most

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 16, 2022

The 2021 average increase in farmland values isn’t entirely surprising, says J.P. Gervais, chief economist for Farm Credit Canada (FCC), but...Read more »

From bad, to worse — logistics challenges and price of fertilizer only going one direction, for now

By: RealAgriculture Market Team

March 11, 2022

In the near term, at least, all bets are off as to just how high fertilizer prices might climb. “We already had situation where last fall, China...Read more »

Volatility expected to continue as grain market grapples with impact of war in Ukraine

By: RealAgriculture Market Team

March 10, 2022

The head-spinning volatility in the grain markets that has coincided with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is expected to continue for a while, as the...Read more »

USDA acknowledges European crisis in March WASDE report

By: Kara Oosterhuis

March 9, 2022

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is out with its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report. Pre-report,...Read more »