StatsCan survey shows bump up in wheat acres, particularly durum

Farmers back off canola, soybeans; pandemic expected to cause other problems for ag

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ottawa | Reuters — Canadian farmers planted slightly more wheat overall in 2020 than in 2019, but the coronavirus outbreak will pose “unique challenges” in the production and distribution of crops, Statistics Canada said on Monday. Farmers planted 25 million acres of wheat, up 1.5 per cent from 2019, thanks in part to a 16.2 […] Read more

Achieving a healthy soybean plant stand

OMAFRA Field Crop Report for June 18

Reading Time: 4 minutes Soybean plant stand establishment Establishing a uniform, healthy soybean plant stand which closes the canopy quickly is important to maximizing yield potential. Although a perfect plant stand is not as essential for soybeans as it is for corn; higher soybean yields are often associated with more uniform stands. Attaining a good plant stand is more […] Read more

The high oleic soybeans market has seen slow growth.

Oilseed sector waits for high-oleic market growth

Demand for high oleic soybean oil expected to grow because of palm oil production decline

Reading Time: 3 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – North American oilseed growers should brace for an explosion in demand for high oleic oils, says a senior executive with the organization that administers the United States soybean checkoff. “We expect the world to be in a significant deficit situation by 2025 and that will reach its peak in 2030,” said John […] Read more

Court blocks sales of dicamba in U.S.

Bayer says it's seeking new EPA registration for 2021

Reading Time: 3 minutes Updated — Reuters — A U.S. appeals court has blocked Bayer from selling an agricultural weed killer in the United States, the latest setback for a business already fighting an expensive legal battle over another product. A three-judge panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) substantially […] Read more

China tells state firms to halt purchases of major U.S. farm products

Purchases of soybeans, pork, corn, cotton on hold

Reading Time: 2 minutes Beijing/Singapore | Reuters –– China has told state-owned firms to halt purchases of soybeans and pork from the United States, two people familiar with the matter said, after Washington said it would eliminate special treatment for Hong Kong to punish Beijing. Large-volume state purchases of U.S. corn and cotton have also been put on hold, […] Read more

Early planted corn is just emerging in Ontario.

Brazilian currency drop, China purchase of U.S. soy weighs on Ontario demand

Ethanol production increases again as global economy slowly improves

Reading Time: 6 minutes Ontario farmers had planted 75 per cent of the corn crop and approximately 48 per cent of the soybean crop as of May 17. Over the past 30 days, the Ontario crop region has received less than 60 per cent of normal precipitation and temperatures have been five to 10 degrees Celsius below normal. While […] Read more

USDA sets coronavirus aid payments for corn, soy, wheat

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chicago | Reuters — U.S. farmers that grow crops including corn and soybeans will receive coronavirus assistance payments based on either half of their 2019 production or the supplies they had on hand as of Jan. 15, the government said on Tuesday. The coronavirus aid is the latest in a round of government payments that […] Read more

Ontario soybean acres are expected to be about the same as the five-year average.

More U.S.-China trade spats could hit crop prices

North American crop planting is ahead of normal

Reading Time: 6 minutes We estimate that Ontario farmers will have planted 50 per cent of their corn and 10 per cent of their soybeans by May 10. The crop planting pace is in line with the average planting dates for Ontario. Quick look Soybeans: Three million acres of soys in Ontario is about the same as the five-year […] Read more