Flaman Agriculture Blog

Oct 2, 2015

Wheat production estimates up significantly, Canola expected to keep climbing further

CNS Canada — Despite an upward revision of nearly a million tonnes in Statistics Canada’s latest report [this morning’s], most analysts expect canola production will keep climbing further.   StatsCan on Friday morning released its updated grain/oilseed production estimates, with data collected through surveys taken between Sept. 3 and 13.   Canola production numbers came in at 14.3 million tonnes, which compares to 13.3 million in the previous report. Canada grew 16.4 million tonnes of canola in 2014.   Jonathon Driedger of FarmLink Marketing Solutions, near Grunthal, Man., described the report as pretty uneventful.   “Most numbers came in line...

Oct 2, 2015

Prairies' harvest a tale of two wheat crops

CNS Canada — Prairie farmers are in the final stages of harvesting the 2015 wheat crop, and while yields continue to beat earlier expectations, there’s a distinct quality difference between crops harvested early and those harvested late. “In our country, all of the grain was top grade, but anything that was left out at this stage is probably a No. 3,” said Bill Craddock, a Manitoba farmer and local trader. That sentiment is even more pronounced in Saskatchewan and Alberta. “The first half of harvest had quality patterns in the top tier,” said market analyst Jon Driedger of Farm Link...

Sep 17, 2015

StatsCan raises wheat, canola estimates with new model

CNS Canada — Wheat and canola production are expected to be higher than in previous estimates, but still lower than in 2014, according to a new Statistics Canada model for field crop production estimates. The model-based report, released Thursday, pegs this year’s spring wheat production at 18.4 million tonnes, higher than previously forecast in the Aug. 21 Production of Principal Field Crops report, which estimated spring wheat production at about 18 million. Despite the increase, wheat production will still be down 13 per cent from 2014. Canola production is expected to hit 14.4 million tonnes, compared with Aug. 21 estimate...

Aug 28, 2015

Alberta Crop Conditions as of August 25, 2015 - yields 76%-83% of normal

Alberta Crop Conditions as of August 25, 2015 Showers or rain was reported in virtually all areas of the province last week affecting harvest progress. Harvest is estimated at slightly less than 10% complete with an additional 12% in the swath, up from 6% combined and 6% swathed the prior week. The 5 year average for this date is 11% swathed and 4% combined. Frost was reported in northern regions in the August 21-22 time period. Damage is yet to be determined but most crops should be beyond the stage for significant damage to be expected with the possible exception...

Aug 26, 2015

Manitoba crop yield average or above average

MB Crop Report Issue 17, August 24, 2015     Weekly Provincial Summary  •Good harvest progress was made in Manitoba throughout the week due to moderate temperatures and dry conditions. To date, yields of winter and spring wheat, barley, oats and canola are average to above average. Good quality is also noted. •However, a weather system passed through several areas of Manitoba over the weekend that resulted in a wide range of precipitation amounts and strong winds, along with hail in isolated areas. •Harvest operations are halted and will resume once weather and field conditions allow. •The precipitation will benefit...

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