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USDA’s July WASDE has little effect on markets

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MarketsFarm -- There were some notable changes in the carryovers for corn, soybeans and wheat in the July supply and demand report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture released Friday. However, the monthly world agriculture supply and demand estimates (WASDE) had very little effect on the markets, according to MarketsFarm analyst Mike Jubinville. “I think what we’re seeing in the markets has more to do with the change in the precipitation model that came out almost…
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Ontario to insure for crop loss due to lack of labour

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Ontario's federal/provincial AgriInsurance program has been temporarily expanded to include coronavirus-related labour shortages as a covered cause for crop loss. Producers already enrolled in an eligible production insurance plan and hit by crop losses due to labour disruptions during the 2020 growing season will be able to get further insurance coverage, the Ontario and federal governments said Thursday. Specifics weren't immediately available Thursday, but the governments said the…
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U.S. livestock: Ham prices lead lean hog futures higher

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Chicago | Reuters -- U.S. lean hog futures rose on Thursday as firmer cash markets for hogs and some pork products supported thinking that the market may have bottomed out after declining for much of 2020, traders said. Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) August lean hog futures settled up 2.275 cents at 50.225 cents/lb., crawling back after dipping to a life-of-contract low of 47.525 cents on June 29 (all figures US$). Ample U.S. hog supplies have depressed hog and pork prices in…
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Newfoundland farmers may shoot problem moose at night

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Moose causing crop damage on farms in Newfoundland and Labrador may now be shot by farmers at night under a new special permit system. Farmers dealing with "problem moose" can now apply for permits for night shooting, via provincial agriculture development officers in their areas, the provincial fisheries and land resources department said Thursday. The permits come with certain conditions, including:
  • putting priority on "non-lethal crop protection methods," such as fencing,…
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Feed weekly outlook: Prices to soften as new crop year nears

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MarketsFarm -- Prices for feed barley and wheat will decline as the new crop year gets closer, according to Erin Harakal, senior trader with Agfinity at Stony Plain, Alta. Harakal said the new crop should start coming off of the fields around the end of August and the beginning of September. "Usually at this time of year [the feedlots] don't require as much grain," she said, noting a fair amount of old-crop barley remains in the market. Harakal said it's possible new-crop…
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U.S. grains: Wheat futures top two-month high on global harvest worries

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Chicago | Reuters -- Chicago Board of Trade wheat futures on Thursday leapt to their highest prices in more than two months as the latest crop estimates in major exporting countries like Argentina, France and Russia raised questions about global supply. Corn and soybean futures also strengthened, as weather forecasts predicted more heat and dryness in the U.S. Midwest crop belt later this month. Traders adjusted positions in the markets ahead of a monthly supply-and-demand report…
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China’s slower meat imports seen worsening its protein shortage

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Beijing | Reuters -- China's dwindling pace of meat imports, thanks to its tough measures against coronavirus contamination, will provide further support for prices already buoyed by a severe shortage of pork, analysts said. Purchases of pork and other meats have soared this year after domestic production shrank 30 per cent following an outbreak of African swine fever that devastated China's hog herd, but the recent anti-contamination measures threaten to reduce imports. Beijing…
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U.S. forecaster says La Nina expected to develop in fall 2020

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Reuters -- A U.S. government weather forecaster on Thursday forecast the development of a La Nina pattern during the August-October season, which is expected to persist through the remainder of 2020. There is about 50-55 per cent chance of La Nina developing during the Northern Hemisphere fall, with a 50 per cent chance it will continue through winter 2020-21, the National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center (CPC) said in its monthly forecast. The La Nina pattern is…
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COVID-19 and the farm: Stories from the GFM network

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COVID-19 has added an unprecedented level of uncertainty and disruption to the agricultural communities we serve. Throughout this crisis, Glacier FarmMedia is leveraging the strength of its farm news network to help you stay up to date on developments important to your family and farm. Look here for links to all the coverage provided by our publications. These are difficult times. We hope our efforts to keep you informed about the impact on agriculture are helpful. – Laura Rance,…
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G3’s new Vancouver terminal clears commissioning phase

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Prairie grain handler G3's new West Coast port terminal has passed its commissioning run and is now in "commercial operation," but don't wait for a ceremonial grand opening. Winnipeg-based G3 announced Wednesday its new 180,000-tonne capacity terminal at the Port of Vancouver is officially open, but the company has "set aside" plans for a ceremony to that effect, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During the commissioning process, the new facility has for "several months" been "safely and…
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