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Agriculture news from week 48

USA and Canada U.S.-Mexico corn fight could hurt barley growers A brewing corn trade war between Mexico and the United States could have dire consequences for Canadian barley growers, says an analyst. Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador issued a presidential decree on Dec. 31, 2020, that would ban the import of genetically modified corn

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Agriculture news from week 47

USA and Canada For sale: top quality Canadian wheat Canada is assuring its global wheat customers that it has a top-notch crop to sell them this year. “We are pleased to share that Canada has excellent quality in all wheat classes,” Dean Dias, chief executive officer of Cereals Canada said in a press release. Over

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Agriculture news from week 46

USA and Canada Plant-based food advocates tout sector’s potential Reports of the death of the plant-based protein industry were grossly exaggerated, according to industry proponents. Major U.S. newspapers have reported that the 10-year plant-based protein fad is over, pointing to ominous signals such as the 80 percent plunge in Beyond Meat’s share price and meat

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Agriculture news from week 45

USA and Canada U.S. raises estimates for corn, soybean yields and inventories CHICAGO, Nov 9 (Reuters) – U.S. corn and soybean inventories will be bigger than previously thought as yields of both crops increased from earlier estimates, the government said on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Bigger-than-expected harvests give a slight boost to U.S. supplies at a

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Agriculture news from week 44

USA and Canada Canada’s exports rise in September as wheat volumes rebound OTTAWA, Nov 3 (Reuters) – Canada’s exports rose in September, largely driven by better wheat volumes and prices, while imports were also up, with both import and export values impacted by the depreciation of the Canadian dollar, Statistics Canada said on Thursday, Nov.

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Agriculture news from week 43

USA and Canada Off-color soybeans becoming an inspection and grading issue Soybeans in the United States are often graded as yellow soybeans. The problem is that a growing number of soybeans are showing up with a seed coat something other than yellow. Some soybeans are showing up with areas that are more brown or gray

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Agriculture news from week 42

USA and Canada Grains remain struck in trading range watching harvest, weather, news and demand It appears that the grains are being influenced by two different factors. Fundamentals are trying to give the market some direction, but market macros keep getting in the way. The grains did not close out the second week of October

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Agriculture news from week 41

USA and Canada U.S. government cuts corn, soybean harvest view CHICAGO, Oct 12 (Reuters) – The U.S. corn and soybean harvests will be smaller than previously forecast, the government said on Wednesday, Oct. 12, increasing concerns about tight supplies at a time when global grain inventories are trending near their lowest in a decade. Corn

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Agriculture news from week 40

USA and Canada Identifying microbial compounds helps predict crop risks An American company uses genome sequencing of soil tests to monitor pest, disease and fertility risks for corn and soy crops. Pattern Ag uses soil metagenomics, a tool that can identify compounds produced by microbes in soils, to produce long-term predictions about crop risks and

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Agriculture news from week 39

USA and Canada Northern North Dakota farmers make good gains on wheat harvest FAIRDALE, N.D. — Wrapping up the wheat harvest in the final days of September isn’t optimal for Dustin McGregor, but he is grateful for the good weather that gave him the green light to keep his red combines in motion. Two days

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Agriculture news from week 38

USA and Canada Eastern North Dakota soybeans look promising, despite late planting date CASSELTON, N.D. — Though it got off to a rocky start due to excessive moisture and a late planting start date, the soybean crop in Casselton is looking surprisingly good. “Locally, we are set up for a pretty good crop. I think

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Agriculture news from week 37

USA and Canada USDA reports confirm that corn and wheat stocks have tightened The grains pushed higher to close out the first week of September with most markets posting strong weekly gains. Soybeans were the only market to close the week lower, but losses were trimmed by a stronger performance to close out the week.

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Agriculture news from week 36

USA and Canada Corn takes lead role on production concerns and increased demand The last week of August closed out with the grains ending mixed. Wheat posted modest losses while corn ended with small gains. On the flip side, soybeans took a big hit. Production concerns continues to drive the corn and soybean complex while

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Agriculture news from week 35

USA and Canada Corn production in question, and that’ll likely support higher corn prices The fourth week of August had the grain markets posting gains across the board, reversing the direction from the previous week. The market was supported by the findings of the Pro Farmer Tour, which showed a much lower than expected yield

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Agriculture news from week 34

USA and Canada Nation’s edible bean crop looked good in late August, but in some states needed more time to mature As the meteorological summer drew to a close, most of North Dakota’s 2022 dry edible bean crop was in good condition, but it needed more time to mature. The state is the No. 1

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