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Less canola, more wheat expected from Statistics Canada

Winnipeg | MarketsFarm – Canadian farmers will likely seed less canola and more spring wheat in 2019, but the extent of any acreage shifts remains to be seen as market participants await Statistics Canada’s first seeded area estimates of the year on April 24. Canola prices in Western Canada have dropped over the past few […] Read more


Aurora Cannabis to buy up all of processor Hempco

Edmonton cannabis company Aurora Cannabis is set to buy up the balance it doesn’t already own in hemp processing firm Hempco Food and Fiber. Aurora announced Tuesday it will pay $1.04 a share for the remaining shares of Vancouver-based Hempco, which makes and sells Planet Hemp hemp-based foods and Praise hemp-based supplements for dogs and […] Read more



Ontario chamber makes recommendations to boost cannabis sector

Reuters –The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) on Thursday made several recommendations that address issues affecting the province’s booming marijuana industry, including having a common excise stamp to help cannabis makers ship their products smoothly. The industry body also recommended bolstering Health Canada, the country’s health regulator, so that it can issue licenses to facilities […] Read more




ICE weekly outlook: Canola sideways, waiting for news

MarketsFarm — ICE Futures canola contracts moved lower during the week ended Wednesday, but remain stuck in a sideways trading range overall waiting for some fresh market-moving news. “April is usually the quietest month of the year for us,” said Ken Ball of PI Financial in Winnipeg. In addition to large world oilseed supplies overhanging […] Read more