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Category: Opinion

Most Bearish WASDE Ever? — This week in the grain markets

By: Brennan Turner

September 15, 2018

Soybeans. Late August. Ontario. Pods filling. 2018. LS

On Wednesday, September 12th the USDA came out with one of the most bearish World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports in recent...Read more »

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Don’t get angry, get posting — about cereal, glyphosate, and being heard

By: Jessika Guse

September 14, 2018

Unless you live under a rock, chances are you came across an article that absolutely made your blood boil this week. (No, I’m not talking about the...Read more »

Some good news about glyphosate… but does it matter?

By: Lyndsey Smith

September 14, 2018

A recent report out of Ontario tells a good news story about the much beleaguered herbicide glyphosate. Put simply, the rumours are true — the...Read more »

Canola rotation: “Do as I say, not as I do”

By: Dale Leftwich

September 12, 2018

Anyone who was driving around the Prairies this summer saw field after field of beautiful yellow flowers. People who wanted to take pictures to show...Read more »

U.S. rains, Canadian harvest pressures wheat markets — This week in the grain markets

By: Brennan Turner

September 8, 2018

Stock photo taken by Jessika Guse on Aug 8, 2018.

Grain prices had a mostly red week but corn, soybeans, and canola were all about to recover their losses on Friday to end the week near equal — if...Read more »

Left on the desk, Sept 7: Grumpy Germans, Chinese frustration, and interest in Argentina

By: Shaun Haney

September 8, 2018

After a one week hiatus, I am back trying to get my desk uncluttered by covering many of the issues Left on the Desk this long weekend shortened...Read more »

In pursuit of dreams (a farewell to Kelvin)

By: Shaun Haney

September 7, 2018

They probably both wish they were calling a baseball game

We all need dreams to believe in. Dreams are about goals, aspirations, and achieving what makes us happy. Dreams are not singular in nature, as we...Read more »

National Food Policy should focus on Indigenous peoples first

By: Lyndsey Smith

September 6, 2018

When I am completely overwhelmed with the task at hand (which is often), I sit down, make a to-do list, and break the task down into smaller, more...Read more »

StatsCan report can’t reverse bearish August — This week in the grain markets

By: Brennan Turner

September 3, 2018

Grain markets rallied on Friday to finish the last week of August mostly in the green but it wasn’t enough to make up for the sell-off that started...Read more »

Canada’s NAFTA hopes now rest with America’s congress

By: Shaun Haney

August 28, 2018

(source: Toyota)

As the saying goes, what goes around comes around, and never has that been so true perhaps than with politics and current trade talks. Early in the...Read more »

Usual or Unusual Grain Markets? — This week in the grain markets

By: Brennan Turner

August 25, 2018

An aerial view of an Ohio field on the ProFarmer Crop Tour on Aug. 20, 2018. (Clinton Griffiths/Twitter)

Grain markets all pulled back this week on some bigger yield reports in the U.S. corn and soybean belt, while wheat markets took a breather from...Read more »

Left on the desk, Aug 25: Raw meat, universal blood and spilt milk

By: Shaun Haney

August 25, 2018

Unless you were under a rock, this was a wild week in politics, trade and agriculture in both Canada and the United States. It’s like Canadians and...Read more »

What to watch for as the U.S. announces trade aid details

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 24, 2018

(source: United Soybean Board)

The U.S. government will announce details of its planned US$12 billion trade aid package for the agriculture sector on Monday, according to...Read more »

Automation is changing modern farming

By: Remi Schmaltz

August 20, 2018

Agriculture in the modern age is changing rapidly. Rising global population and shifting trade policies affect the pricing, supply chain, and...Read more »

Left on the desk, Aug 18: Banned diesels, BRICS, and activist BS

By: Shaun Haney

August 18, 2018

It has been another very busy week in the world of news impacting agriculture. It’s also been a very turbulent couple weeks for farmers and...Read more »