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Trends stand out in StatsCan crop data: report

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CNS Canada -- Second-guessing Statistics Canada's crop information may be a time-honoured tradition across the Prairies, but there are trends in the data that stand out, according to a recent report from the government agency. Looking at data over the past decade, total seeded canola acres were revised higher in the June survey compared to the March intentions report every year, according to the…
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JBS posts narrower-than-expected quarterly loss

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Sao Paulo | Reuters -- Brazil-based food company JBS SA on Tuesday posted a narrower than expected quarterly loss on the back of a strong performance by its Seara processed foods and Brazil beef divisions, and resilience in certain of its U.S. operations. Seara booked net sales of 4.9 billion reais (C$1.72 billion) last quarter, a nine per cent rise from a year earlier, as a result of higher sales prices both domestically and in export markets, JBS said in a securities…
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U.S. grains: Corn, wheat follow broad commodities weakness

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Chicago | Reuters -- U.S. corn futures fell more than one per cent on Tuesday, following broad declines in commodities led by sagging crude oil futures, analysts said. Wheat futures fell about two per cent, retreating after Monday's short-covering rally, and soybeans were also lower. Chicago Board of Trade December corn settled down 4-3/4 cents at $3.66-1/2 a bushel after dipping to $3.65-1/2, the contract's lowest level since Nov. 2. CBOT December wheat ended down 12 cents at…
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U.S. livestock: Feeder cattle rally from five-month low in technical bounce

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Chicago | Reuters -- Chicago Mercantile Exchange feeder cattle futures rallied from five-month lows on Tuesday in a short-covering and technical-buying bounce, traders said. Live cattle futures followed feeders higher, although gains were clipped by limited packer demand for U.S. Plains feedlot cattle ahead of next week's shortened Thanksgiving holiday week slaughter. Actively traded January feeder cattle touched a five-month low before rallying more than two per cent and closing…
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Klassen: Weather weighs on feeder cattle

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Compared to last week, western Canadian feeder cattle markets traded $3 to as much as $6 lower. Eastern Prairie regions experienced demand from Ontario and Quebec, which limited the downside; however, Alberta markets faltered as buyers, having factored in a higher deathloss due to adverse weather. Light wet snow along with warmer temperatures during the day and freezing temperatures at night can take a toll on calves, especially in the lighter weight categories. In some regions, forage…
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Data and maps from weather stations across the Prairies are available to Glacier FarmMedia members at the WeatherFarm website, where you can also sign up for a daily forecast email for your area. On the go? Get the [Read more]

New Brunswick ag, fisheries files remarried

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New Brunswick's incoming minority Progressive Conservative government will again have one minister handling the province's agriculture and aquaculture files. Premier Blaine Higgs on Friday announced Gagetown-Petitcodiac MLA Ross Wetmore as his minister of agriculture, aquaculture and fisheries. Wetmore, 65, replaces Andrew Harvey and Benoit Bourque, who had handled the agriculture and fisheries portfolios respectively on an acting basis up until Brian Gallant's Liberals lost a…
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Kellogg explores sale of cookie, fruit snack businesses

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Reuters -- Kellogg Co. said Monday it would reorganize its North American division and explore a sale of its cookies and fruit snacks units, which include brands such as Keebler and Stretch Island, as it sharpens focus on its core businesses. Like other packaged food makers, Kellogg has struggled to boost sales as consumers shift toward healthier alternatives, while competition from Amazon and other online retailers has resulted in intense pricing pressure. The announcement comes…
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U.S. grains: Wheat climbs on short-covering, export optimism

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Chicago | Reuters -- U.S. wheat futures jumped more than three per cent on Monday on fund-driven short-covering coupled with expectations of a pick-up in export business, analysts said. Corn futures followed wheat higher while soybeans declined on forecasts for rising U.S. soy inventories. Chicago Board of Trade December (CBOT) soft red winter wheat futures settled up 17-3/4 cents at $5.19-3/4 per bushel after reaching $5.20-3/4, the contract's highest since Oct. 17 (all figures…
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U.S. livestock: Hogs rally on demand outlook, swine fever concern

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Chicago | Reuters -- Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures rallied more than one per cent on Monday on improving seasonal demand for pork and on concerns about the spread of African swine fever in China, traders said. Live cattle futures, meanwhile, were mostly lower on seasonally easing demand and as traders unwound intermarket spreads by selling cattle futures and buying hogs. "We typically have a more favourable seasonal (demand) starting here for the pork, for the…
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