One agronomist says awareness on how much fertility soybeans take out of the ground has grown.

High yields lead to greater nutrient removal

Growers may need to replenish soil crop nutrients after big 2020 yields

Reading Time: 2 minutes Record-breaking soybean yields this year have likely depleted soil nutrients that farmers will need to replace. Why it matters: When reviewing fertility requirements for a specific field, it is usually best to look at the five-year average for that crop on that field, but in a year like this that may not be adequate. Horst […] Read more

Soy and corn markets are focused on the future South American crop.

Increased soybean prices drive farmer sales

Ontario corn values are competitive with the global market, which should encourage sales

Reading Time: 6 minutes Ontario corn and soybean prices have been percolating higher over the past month. Domestic demand is moving through seasonal highs while exports are running above year-ago levels. Farmers harvested the crop in a timely fashion, however, year-to-date deliveries into the commercial system have been similar to year-ago levels. Recently, we’ve seen an increase in farmer […] Read more

New soybean traits with dicamba resistance have been controversial with court challenges, restrictions and changing regulations.

Investments continue to drive Syngenta growth

Company leaders say helping farmers manage risks will build relationships into the future

Reading Time: 3 minutes The contrast in agriculture between Canada and the United States was made obvious during a summary of the year in agriculture by Syngenta’s North American leadership. “In Canada overall, the weather was better than average, after we had a couple of challenging years,” said Trevor Heck, president of Syngenta Canada during a recent Syngenta media […] Read more

Editorial: Hitting the top of the government handout cycle again

Reading Time: 3 minutes We are several years into a crop price downturn and, inevitably, farmers who are increasing financially squeezed are asking for help from the government. Once again, the federal and provincial governments appear to have been able to drag out any changes to business risk management programs until the point when crop prices have started to […] Read more

CBOT weekly outlook: Bullish USDA report sends soy, corn up sharply

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Soybean and corn yields in the United States ended up much smaller than early expectations, according to updated supply and demand estimates released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The resulting drop in production and ending stocks has sent futures rallying to new contract highs, with more gains likely. Average U.S. soybean […] Read more

Herbicide resistant traits in soybeans are spreading with more availability from more companies.

More corn, soybean traits spread across seed companies

Soybeans have more herbicide resistant options across more company choices

Reading Time: 8 minutes Updated Nov. 5 The latest herbicide resistant trait stacks are spreading across the products of more seed companies and several are working to get Western bean cutworm resistance into their products as quickly as they can. Seed companies also see increased interest in conventional corn genetics. Here’s a roundup of what farmers will see from […] Read more

Corn harvest yield is coming in above expectations in Ontario.

Strong yields and prices make for good Ontario harvest

Global buyers look to build larger ending stocks

Reading Time: 6 minutes At the time of writing this article, Ontario corn and soybean harvests were in the final stages. Most of the growing region had received 60 to 80 per cent of normal precipitation from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, providing optimal harvest conditions. Quick look Soybeans: Ontario prices increasing despite high yield harvest. Corn: Ontario corn […] Read more

Bunge lifts outlook as quarterly profit nearly doubles

Reading Time: 2 minutes Reuters — Agricultural commodities trader Bunge Ltd. raised its 2020 outlook after reporting a 91 per cent jump in adjusted third-quarter profit on Wednesday, as strong soy processing margins and robust demand for soy products boosted its core agribusiness segment. Bunge shares rose almost seven per cent to their highest level in more than a […] Read more

U.S. EPA approves XtendiMax use for five years

Court ruling had blocked dicamba sales

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will allow farmers for the next five years to spray crops with a Bayer herbicide whose sales were blocked by a U.S. appeals court in June, EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler said Tuesday. XtendiMax, a dicamba-based herbicide that is sprayed on soybeans and cotton genetically engineered to […] Read more