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Researchers further understanding of gene silencing

Researchers further understanding of gene silencing

Columbia researchers have published findings potentially solving the problem of gene silencing in crop breeding.
USDA sees little renewable diesel benefit for soybean oil

USDA sees little renewable diesel benefit for soybean oil

Soybean demand from the biodiesel sector is expected to stagnate after next year.
Complex cattle year turning out better than expected

Complex cattle year turning out better than expected

Prices have been better than expected and demand remains strong; feed is in short supply and costs are high.
Enough turkey for Christmas, say growers

Enough turkey for Christmas, say growers

Concerns over supply shortages this holiday season shouldn't apply to turkeys if demand is similar to last year, say producers.
Gov’t threatens ag organization in public spat

Gov’t threatens ag organization in public spat

The Sask. government has responded to the outrage over the budget update from APAS with a letter.
Precipitation soothes but will not cure

Precipitation soothes but will not cure

The 2021 drought, along with winds and heat, left a large part of western Canada in a serious moisture deficit.

Canola oil content lowest since 2003

Grain Commission reports some samples at 33 percent oil, summer heat wave may have been contributing factor.
Year over year wheat prices spike dramatically

Year over year wheat prices spike dramatically

While not news to most producers, Statistics Canada results confirm the size and depth of the markets shift.
Reminiscing with Helen Finucane on nearly a century of farming

Reminiscing with Helen Finucane on nearly a century of farming

Carlyle-area operation has a long history of farming
Poll: 75 percent of producers couldn’t deliver on contracts

Poll: 75 percent of producers couldn’t deliver on contracts

Contracts called “one sided” and had inconsistent application of shortfall arrangements, compensation and penalties.