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Federal research farm to reopen in Quebec

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A federal experimental farm shuttered by budget cuts in 2012 is poised to reopen next year in Quebec's Monteregie, for joint research work with other ag sector stakeholders. Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay on Friday announced Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Frelighsburg Experimental Farm, about 80 km southeast of Montreal, will reopen in the spring, taking on research in collaboration with "governments, universities, growers and grower associations." The farm, a satellite site…
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StatsCan report may raise more questions than answers

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CNS Canada -- The lateness of this year's harvest will likely leave more questions than answers when Statistics Canada releases its final production estimates of the year Tuesday, as a significant portion of the crop was likely still on the fields when the survey was conducted. Model-based estimates released in September placed the canola crop at 18.3 million tonnes -- well above the August survey estimate of 17 million tonnes, but in line with the 2015-16 crop of 18.4…
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U.S. grains: Wheat ends week down 3.6 per cent

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Chicago | Reuters -- U.S. corn and wheat futures firmed on Friday on bargain-buying a day after falling to multi-month lows, but both grains posted weekly declines reflecting swelling global supplies. Soybeans ended modestly lower after a choppy session. Chicago Board of Trade March wheat settled up 8-3/4 cents at $4.04-1/4 per bushel and March corn ended up 4-3/4 cents at $3.47-1/4 a bushel (all figures US$). January soybeans finished down 2-1/4 cents at $10.27-1/2 a…
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U.S. livestock: CME live cattle book steep drop

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Chicago | Reuters -- Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures on Friday fell more than two per cent, their steepest daily decline in 1-1/2 months, pressured by sell stops and fund liquidation, said traders. December live cattle closed down 2.35 cents/lb. to 108.225 cents, and February 2.5 cents lower at 108.875 cents (all figures US$). Both contracts settled well below their respective 10-day moving average of 109.49 and 110.51 cents. "The focus has already shifted to…
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Cattle industry leader Boyd Anderson, 96

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Memorial services will be held Dec. 10 in Glentworth, Sask. for Boyd Anderson, a respected rancher and leader in the Saskatchewan and Canadian beef cattle industries, who passed away Thursday in Moose Jaw at age 96. Anderson, who had started ranching in about 1937 near Fir Mountain, about 170 km southwest of Moose Jaw, is well known to followers of this website as a longtime columnist for the Cattleman's Corner section of Grainews
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Central Prairies warm slightly

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Temperatures in Saskatchewan took a marginally warmer turn Thursday, as highs at WeatherFarm stations climbed to +2 C around Lake Diefenbaker, +1 C around Yorkton and 0 C around Regina, while also touching +1 C at spots in western Alberta and the Peace region and in the Morden/Winkler area of southern Manitoba. Lows dropped Thursday into the -12 to -14 C range in parts of southwestern Saskatchewan and the Peace region, but slipped to -5 C around Lethbridge, -4 to -5 C around Regina and in…
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Canadian wheat, canola crops seen weathering snow

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Winnipeg | Reuters -- Canada's wheat and canola crops withstood wintry weather that stalled the autumn harvest, and production topped last year's output, according to Reuters' industry survey of 13 analysts and traders. Statistics Canada on Tuesday will issue its final crop production estimates for the 2016-17 marketing year. The industry expects, on average, all-wheat production of 30.7 million tonnes, the largest in three years. It slightly topped StatsCan's Aug. 23 estimate,…
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ADM sells stake in Canada Malting owner GrainCorp

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Chicago | Reuters -- U.S. agricultural commodities trader Archer Daniels Midland has sold its 19.9 per cent stake in GrainCorp to underwriters UBS, just three years after a failed bid to wholly acquire the Australian grain handler, ADM said Thursday. The sale to the Swiss bank was valued at A$387 million (C$382 million), or A$8.53 (C$8.42) a share, ADM said. ADM's A$2.8 billion bid to buy Australia's largest listed grain handler was blocked by government regulators in 2013 near…
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Flower growers turn to weed ahead of legalization

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Winnipeg | Reuters -- Some Canadian flower growers are turning to weed, with the country's plan to legalize marijuana for recreational use expected to spur a spike in legal sales of the drug. While medical marijuana is already legal in Canada, the Liberal government said in April it will introduce a law in 2017 to support expanded legalization, a policy already backed by several U.S. states. Canadian legal marijuana sales may climb to $4.6 billion by 2019 from just $125 million,…
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U.S. grains: Wheat falls on Southern Hemisphere harvest

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Chicago | Reuters -- U.S. wheat futures fell on Thursday for a sixth straight session, pressured by the expanding harvest of crops in the Southern Hemisphere that should add to plentiful global grain stockpiles, analysts said. Corn futures fell on disappointing weekly U.S. export data and soybeans posted modest declines. The most-active March wheat contract on Chicago Board of Trade settled down 7-1/4 cents at $3.95-1/2 per bushel after falling below psychological support at the…
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