Canada's Prairie grain monitor says that as of the end of December, there was roughly 22 million metric tonnes of grain moved out of the country.

Quorum Corporation President Mark Hemmes says that's on an 80.5 million metric tonne supply, which is the second largest grain supply ever.

"The reason that we're seeing more is partly because of the production numbers continually growing and that's largely because improved yield, improved agronomics," explained Hemmes. "I think farmers are investing more in seed and other inputs."

Hemmes says the railways were performing well up until the end of December, however, performance has declined since then.

More Ag News

China Implements Ban On Viterra Canola

A second Canadian company has now had its licence to sell Canola into China revoked. This time action is being taken against Viterra another major handler of canola. Earlier this month Richardson…

Agricultural Trade Remains A Top Priority For The Province

Agricultural trade and trade issues is a key priority for the Provincial Government. Saskatchewan’s top trading markets are the U-S, China, India, Japan, and Mexico. Legislative Secretary for Trade…

Canola Seed Shipments To China Remain A Concern

The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan is expressing grave concerns over news that we are now seeing very limited sales of canola seed into China. APAS Vice President Ian Boxall says…

Challenges Persist For Canola Seed Exports To China

The Canadian Canola Council of Canada is seeing very limited sales of canola seed into China right now. Many feel China’s concerns over shipping issues with Richardson International are politically…

Cattle Markets Improving

Prices seem to be turning around on the cattle markets. Brian Perillat is the Manager and Senior Analyst at Canfax. "On the feeder cattle side we've seen a bit of spring pressure over the last couple…

China Agrees To Meet With Canadian Scientists

There has been some movement this week from China in regards to the stopping of canola seed shipments from Winnipeg-based Richardson International. Canada's Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau…

Positive Feedback On Saskatchewan Budget

The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan is generally satisfied with the direction of the 2019 Saskatchewan Budget. President Todd Lewis says he’s pleased with the funding for the…

It's a Balanced Budget for Saskatchewan

Premier Scott Moe’s government delivered a balanced budget with a surplus of 34.4 million dollars; it’s the first time the Province has had a budget surplus in three years. Finance Minister Donna…

Federal Budget Given A Failing Grade

The Trudeau Government had promised to deliver a balanced budget at the end of their four-year term but instead increased the national debt projecting a $19.8 billion dollar deficit. Opposition…

WestCentralOnline.com is West Central Saskatchewan's only source for community news, weather, and information.

Search the Biz Guide

Login