The federal government’s offer would increase the cost of the program, make it easier to access while also increasing the size of payouts to farmers.

Opinion: Prairie provinces not warming up to AgriStability changes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Public pressure is building on provinces still resisting federal changes to AgriStability, notably Manitoba and Saskatchewan. But there are no signs the strategy is working. Meanwhile, the federal government and those provinces in favour of the changes, hope the proposals will be accepted soon. At a Nov. 27 online meeting with her provincial and territorial […] Read more

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Canola stocks to tighten below a million tonnes, AAFC says

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Canadian canola ending stocks in both the current 2020-21 marketing year and in 2021-22 are forecast to tighten below a million tonnes, according to updated supply/demand estimates from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. The tight stocks were largely tied to expectations for increased domestic usage, with projected canola exports left unchanged from the January […] Read more

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Feds predict three per cent increase in canola acres

Stocks nevertheless expected to tighten

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Canadian farmers will seed more canola in the upcoming 2021-22 crop year, but solid demand will still cause ending stocks to tighten, according to the first new-crop supply/demand projections from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), released Monday. The department forecast seeded canola area in the spring of 2021 at 21.37 million acres, up […] Read more

The Crop Metrics program can be focused for each crop type.

New online tool provides yield estimates

Tool allows farmers to make appropriate alterations to crop care and marketing

Reading Time: 2 minutes A new web application is designed to provide farmers with more accurate yield forecasts. Crop Metrics is an Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada app that allows farmers to get accurate data in one place for in-season crops. It is focused on 11 crops including corn, soybeans, canola, durum, spring and winter wheat. “(It) brings together numerous […] Read more

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Crop stocks forecasts mostly unchanged in AAFC supply/demand report

Corn carryout revised upward

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Updated crop supply/demand tables from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, released Friday, included only minor changes from the previous month. Larger adjustments are expected after Statistics Canada releases its final production numbers for the year on Dec. 3. Canola and all-wheat ending stocks for the 2020-21 marketing year were both left unchanged at 2.25 […] Read more


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Canada’s wheat ending stocks projections raised

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Canadian wheat ending stocks for the current 2020-21 marketing year are forecast to be larger than earlier expectations, according updated supply/demand estimates Thursday from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. All-wheat ending stocks for 2020-21 are now forecast at 6.3 million tonnes, which compares with the September estimate of 5.9 million. The total wheat carryout […] Read more

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Little change seen in June’s crop supply/demand tables

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Supply/demand estimates for Canada’s major crops saw little change in updated tables released Tuesday from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Acreage estimates from Statistics Canada are due out June 30, and should lead to more sizeable adjustments in subsequent reports. Canola ending stocks were left unchanged at 2.6 million tonnes for the current marketing […] Read more

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AAFC tightens canola stocks projections

Reading Time: < 1 minute Corrected, May 25 — MarketsFarm — Canadian canola ending stocks for both the current marketing year and the upcoming 2020-21 season will be tighter than earlier forecasts, according to updated supply/demand estimates from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada released Friday. The latest data take into account acreage estimates released by Statistics Canada earlier in the month. […] Read more


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CFA seeks $2.6 billion in support for producers

Federal officials sought specific numbers from ag industry

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ottawa — Canada’s agriculture industry is seeking an initial $2.6 billion in COVID-19-related emergency relief funding from the federal government. Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) officials put in the ask to the federal government on Thursday. According to second vice-president Chris van den Heuvel, federal officials asked the CFA “to go and put hard numbers […] Read more

Canola south of Ethelton, Sask. on Aug. 3, 2017. (Dave Bedard photo)

Supply chain working but canola groups have concerns

Federal field trials need to continue and growers need protective equipment, they say

Reading Time: < 1 minute There have been no issues so far with supplies of inputs and parts, transportation or oilseed processing during the pandemic, canola industry officials report. “We’ve been really focused on making sure farmers have access to inputs and resources to get the 2020 crop in the ground,” Canola Council of Canada president Jim Everson said during […] Read more