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Pulse weekly outlook: Manitoba bean yields unlikely to top 2017’s

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CNS Canada -- A lack of rain at key times during the summer of 2018 has left Manitoba's edible bean crop unlikely to match last year's yields. Last year's yield was about 2,000 lbs./acre on average, but according to provincial pulse specialist Dennis Lange, that won't be the case this year. "I think for this year we're looking more 1,600- to 1,800-lb. range," he said. A few fields may hit 2,000 lbs., he said, while some would be under 1,500, depending on where the moisture…
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Canada’s ag output seen likely rising under climate change

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CNS Canada -- A new United Nations report suggests just how climate change will reshape agriculture by 2050 -- and that Canada's production capacity stands to benefit. International trade will play an ever-larger role in helping to feed people in food-deficient regions, as warmer temperatures and less precipitation will damage yields in many tropical areas, according to the report from the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization…
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U.S. livestock: Hogs jump on gains in cash hogs, pork prices

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Chicago | Reuters -- Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures surged over four per cent on Tuesday, rising to the highest levels in three months on support from gains in prices for hogs in cash markets and wholesale pork, traders said. A lower U.S. hog slaughter in recent days due to Hurricane Florence limited pork production, buoying pork prices. Slaughter plants in North Carolina, the No. 2 hog state after Iowa, have been largely shut down since last week as the storm caused…
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U.S. grains: Soy hits 10-year low on huge U.S. crop, trade woes

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Chicago | Reuters -- U.S. soybean futures fell to life-of-contract lows on Tuesday and the most actively traded contract hit its lowest in a decade as an escalating U.S.-China trade war darkened U.S. export prospects, analysts said. Corn futures also hit contract lows as the U.S. harvest expanded, while wheat futures rose on tightening global supplies. Chicago Board of Trade November soybeans settled down 9-1/2 cents at $8.14 a bushel after dipping to $8.12-1/4, a contract low…
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Klassen: Feeder market eyes April live cattle futures

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Compared to last week, western Canadian feeder cattle markets traded steady to $3 higher. Strength in the deferred live cattle futures, particularly the April contract, spilt over into the cash feeder market. Limited supplies of yearlings also contributed to the firmer tone. Feedlots have been patiently securing heavier replacements, but we're now on the home stretch of the yearling run. Calf numbers were up sharply last week. It appears that the cow-calf operator has held on as long as…
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Florence shuts down U.S. slaughterhouses

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Chicago/Los Angeles | Reuters -- U.S. food companies kept slaughter plants shut on Monday in southeastern states swamped by Hurricane Florence as flash floods collapsed the walls of at least two hog manure pits, made roads undriveable and delayed rail shipments. Catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Florence, which has dumped up to 36 inches of rain on North Carolina since Thursday, has interrupted supply lines around the state and into neighboring South Carolina. Meteorologists warn…
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Trump to slap more tariffs on Chinese goods

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Washington | Reuters | Updated Sept. 18, 2018 -- U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he will impose 10 per cent U.S. tariffs on about US$200 billion worth of Chinese imports, but he spared smart watches from Apple and Fitbit and other consumer products such as bicycle helmets and baby car seats. Trump, in a statement announcing the new round of tariffs, warned that if China takes retaliatory action against U.S. farmers or industries, "we will immediately pursue phase three,…
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U.S. grains: Corn slips to contract lows

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Chicago | Reuters -- U.S. corn futures fell about one per cent on Monday, with nearby months hitting contract lows as the harvest of a bumper crop picked up speed in the Midwest and early yield reports were strong, traders said. Soybean futures also declined on harvest progress, along with disappointing U.S. soy crush data and ongoing concerns about U.S. trade disputes with top global soy buyer China. Wheat slipped as well. U.S. President Donald Trump said he would announce his…
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U.S. livestock: Live cattle mixed on profit-taking

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Chicago | Reuters -- U.S. live cattle futures settled narrowly mixed on Monday, with some contracts easing slightly after prices surged to six-month highs following strong sales in cash markets late on Friday, traders said. Front-month October live cattle jumped to a peak of 113.975 cents/lb., highest since March 14, before settling at 113.425 cents, down 0.375 cent (all figures US$). December live cattle edged up 0.05 cent, to 118.1 cents/lb. October feeder cattle were up 0.3…
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Big Weed hits up Europe hoping for expansion cash

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Toronto/London | Reuters -- A favorite of DIY stock pickers, Canadian cannabis firms are trying to bolster their institutional investor base by ramping up efforts to woo European funds as countries across the region approve marijuana for medical use. For some time companies including Canopy Growth, Aurora Cannabis and Tilray Inc. have been signing export deals with European governments, buying local companies, even opening production facilities in the region. This year, they have…
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