Soybean production across Canada is projected to slip by 1.4 per cent in 2020.

More corn, less soy predicts Statistics Canada

Acreage is down, but there’s the potential for higher yields in Eastern Canada

Reading Time: 2 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – Statistics Canada’s latest round of expectations for the 2020 harvest calls for more corn and less soy than in 2019, with higher yields offsetting lower planted acres for both crops. Why it matters: Yield estimates can help farmers and markets plan for the coming harvest. In its production of principal field crops […] Read more

Don Kabbes, of Great Lakes Grain, left, takes measurements while customer Kevin Van Bakel looks on during the recent Great Lakes Grain yield tour.

Great Lakes Grain tour calls for big soy and corn yields

Earlier planting and heat and rain when needed have boosted potential harvest

Reading Time: 3 minutes [UPDATED: Sept. 22, 2020] The results of the Great Lakes Grain Yield Tour say that Ontario could have record soybean yields. The 11th edition of the tour, which looks at crops from Windsor to the Ottawa Valley, assesses corn and soybean yield and gives individual farmers report cards on their projected yields. This year the […] Read more

Soybeans have been turning quickly across Ontario as harvest approaches.

Crop prices see risk premium boost due to lack of U.S. rainfall

Ontario corn and soybean average production expected to be above 2019

Reading Time: 5 minutes Statistics Canada released its first yield estimates for the 2020 crop using satellite technology on Aug. 31. Soybean yields were lower than expected while corn yields were in line with our projections. Winter wheat production came in at 2.4 million tonnes, the highest output since 2016. Statistics Canada also fine tuned the seeded area while […] Read more

Testing soil for soybean cyst nematode

OMAFRA Field Crop Report for September 17

Reading Time: 2 minutes Soybean harvest has begun, and many growers have asked if they could sample for soybean cyst nematode this fall. For many growers, managing soybean cyst nematode (SCN) means planting SCN resistance varieties BUT effective SCN management does not end when you have selected your soybean varieties! It is imperative to not only know your SCN […] Read more

CBOT weekly outlook: Chinese demand leading factor in bullish soy market

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — China’s demand for U.S. soybeans has been the major factor behind the bullish soy complex at the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), according to Terry Reilly of Futures International in Chicago. China has been on something of a buying tear, with sales being announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on a […] Read more


Don Kabbes, general manager of Great Lakes Grain (at right) checks out a soybean plant during the Great Lakes Grain crop tour. Also shown (from left) are Laura Kroeker and Rachel Duesbury.

Big Ontario corn and soy yields ahead?

Earlier planting and heat and rain when needed have boosted potential harvest yields

Reading Time: 2 minutes [AUDIO: Listen to John Greig, editor of Farmtario, talk with Don Kabbes, general manager of Great Lakes Grain about corn and soybean yield projections.] [UPDATE: Sept. 14, 2020] Ontario is in line for a record soybean crop. That’s the result from the recent Great Lakes Grain yield tour. The 11th edition of the tour, which […] Read more

VIDEO: Ontario soybean yields could be a record

Great Lakes Grain crop tour finds potentially high yielding corn and soybean crops in Ontario

Reading Time: < 1 minute Great Lakes Grain recently finished its annual crop tour and is predicting top yields for Ontario soybean and corn crops. Hear what Don Kabbes, general manager of Great Lakes Grain, had to say about the actual yield numbers and why crops have grown well this year in this interview with John Greig, editor of Farmtario.

USDA lowers soy, corn yield expectations

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Adverse weather over the past month cut into the yield prospects for soybeans and corn in the U.S., according to updated estimates released Friday from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Average soybean yields in the country are now forecast at 51.9 bushels per acre. That was down from the August estimate of 53.3 […] Read more


ICE weekly outlook: Canola shows volatility after long weekend

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Although there remains a lot of canola to be combined, one trader believes most harvest pressure on the market has already passed. “The farmers who wanted to sell off of the combine or shortly after, probably have done so already,” said Jerry Klassen, an independent Winnipeg commodities trader. There will still be some […] Read more

The Ontario soybeans crop is looking like it could hit a 50 bushel per acre average.

Soy price rises with Chinese demand and deteriorating U.S. crop

Ethanol, feed demand help raise corn prices in North America

Reading Time: 6 minutes Over the past 30 days, Ontario temperatures have been one to two degrees above normal while precipitation has been quite variable. A large portion of the Ontario growing region, mainly north of Toronto, received 100 to 150 mm of precipitation. Isolated pockets south of Toronto down to Windsor have received 40 to 90 mm of […] Read more