Delayed seasonal spring conditions may hinder a timely start to Prairie seeding operations, which could force farmers to make changes to what they plant.
A long, cold winter has eaten away at hay supplies and is putting the squeeze on cattle producers, particularly those in drier areas of southern and central Saskatchewan.
The weight of burdensome global supply does not go away overnight. But wheat markets have seen bouts of upward price momentum on North American spring weather concerns.
Many factors come into play when deciding to purchase new farm equipment - and it doesn't always depend on what happened during the last harvest.
In 2014, China imported close to 884,000 metric tonnes of alfalfa and by 2016, imports increased to more than 1.46 million metric tonnes.
A winter season slow to release its icy grip projects a potentially delayed start to the 2018 growing season - and markets are starting to pay attention.
China is likely to break last year’s record barley imports from Canada, but while most of that demand is for malt quality, it’s feed prices that are firming—enough even to draw malt barley.
Pulse markets remain challenged by India import restrictions and oversupply, but emerging demand outlets and a recalibration of production will lead to price recovery in due time.
Manitoba pea acres could nearly quintuple in five years in order to meet soaring Prairie demand.
Market analysts say it's been an interesting 30 days for both the beef and hog sectors.