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Canola School: Catch the early signs of flea beetles

June 1, 2020 Seeding is well under way across the Prairies and as farmers start seeding canola, flea beetles are likely the biggest pest of concern. For this Canola School, correspondent Kara Oosterhuis sits down with Dr. John Gavloski, the provincial entomologist with Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development. Even if canola isn’t in the ground yet and as... Read More Read more

Gap between cash and futures prices still riddles the cattle market

June 1, 2020 Live cattle futures have been slowly chipping way at the drastic declines experienced earlier this year due to COVID-19. In the last 30 days, the June cattle future has climbed $15.45 to just under $100. At its lowest point, in early April, the June future was $76.6. With U.S. cash trading between $115 and $120... Read More Read more

Ending May on the lows — this week in the grain markets

May 30, 2020 Grain markets saw a bit of a sell-off on the last Friday of May with mostly lower as the traders booked profits before the end of the month amidst growing uncertainty in U.S.-China trade relations. This week, China moved with a heavy hand to take full control of Hong Kong, the city-state given up by... Read More Read more