Study shows how U.S. farm landscapes could be reshaped by climate

Plains' wheat belt would see 'hollowing-out'

Reading Time: 2 minutes London | Thomson Reuters Foundation — Climate change could render swaths of agricultural land largely useless for farming in the U.S. South, and force Midwestern farmers to move corn and soybeans elsewhere as crop yields decline, researchers said on Monday. The profits of growing six key crops are set to fall by almost a third […] Read more

Editorial: Living in 2020’s tornado alley

Reading Time: 3 minutes We didn’t know we would be in one of Ontario’s tornado alleys when we moved a short 10-minute drive south of our previous home more than a decade ago. But two tornados within seven kilometres of our farm in the past three months has my family more vigilant during hot and sultry days when a […] Read more


La Nina present, 75 per cent chance seen through 2020 winter

Reading Time: < 1 minute Reuters — La Nina conditions were present in August, and have a 75 per cent chance of continuing through the Northern Hemisphere winter of 2020-21, a U.S. government weather forecaster said on Thursday. The La Nina pattern is characterized by unusually cold temperatures in the equatorial Pacific Ocean. A borderline moderate La Nina event is […] Read more




Saskatchewan crops in decent shape heading into August

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm – Crops throughout Saskatchewan rated as being in fair to good condition, according to the latest weekly crop report from Saskatchewan Agriculture. As of July 27, spring cereals, canola, field peas and soybeans were said to be in fair to excellent. The report said winter wheat and fall rye were ripening and maturing. Harvest […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soybeans trim back on improved crop conditions

Wheat gains on weaker U.S. currency

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago soybean futures fell on Tuesday, despite renewed exports to China, after the U.S. Agriculture Department issued better-than-expected weekly crop ratings. Corn also eased on better-than-expected crop conditions and favourable U.S. weather as traders eyed record yield potential this fall. The Chicago Board of Trade’s most active soybean contract fell 6-1/2 […] Read more


U.S. grains: Corn weakens on rain across Midwest

Soybeans gain for fifth session, wheat futures tumble

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago corn futures dropped on Monday, as rainfall strengthened crop conditions during a crucial stage in development. Soybean futures gained for a fifth consecutive session on renewed Chinese demand and support from the soybean oil market. Wheat, meanwhile, sank as harvest across the U.S. Great Plains continued and a strengthening dollar […] Read more