At a time when hog producers expected to profit from their labours, a rising supply of American pork and tariffs on U.S. pork exports saw Canadian hog prices drop as much as $55 per animal in June.
A wet Prairie fall may help dilute herbicide in the ground, but there’s still a chance this year’s dry summer and current cool soil temperatures could result in herbicide carryover into next year.
Canadian canola prices continue within a broader longer-term sideways trading range, but have been trending higher over the past few weeks.
With many crops still in the field across the country, many farmers are focused on getting the harvest done. Once that's taken care of, there may be time to consider fall soil testing.
The Nova Scotia Fruit Growers’ Association reports the province lost 40 per cent of its apple crop this year, with the majority of the loss in low-lying regions of the province. However, NSFGA president, Larry Lutz, says while some orchards experienced as much as a 98 per cent loss, that was not the case across the province.
Canadian cash oat pricing has seen modest gains since the summer months and potentially could see improved opportunities later into the new marketing year.
Creekside Hothouse owners Ravi and Gurinder Cheema share how they grow great-tasting tomatoes and why it’s important to share the food story with consumers.
Fertilizer values are headed up and experts advise farmers to buy sooner than later.
When it comes to agricultural big-data technologies, some experts see the inability of developers to articulate value – specifically savings and return on investment numbers – as one of the major barriers to adoption by farmers.
Wheat markets continue a process of trying to carve out bottoms, but remain challenged amid still large global supply.