Good Harvest Progress in Saskatchewan

REGINA - Aug 25/16 - SNS -- Farmers in Saskatchewan have managed to harvest 9% of all crops planted this year as most areas of the province reported little or no rain during the past week, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Weekly Crop Report. This is slightly ahead of the five-year (2011-2015) average of 8% for this time of year.

Regionally, producers in the southeast are the furthest advanced with 19% of the crop in the bin. In the southwest, 12% of the crop is combined, compared to 6% in the east-central region, 4% in the west-central region and 3% in both the northeast and the northwest.

The provincial agriculture department estimates 83% of winter wheat, 20% of fall rye, 41% of field peas, 21% of lentils, 10% of barley, 5% of mustard, 4% of spring wheat, 3% of durum and 2% of canola have been combined. Another 30% of canola and 12% of mustard have been swathed.

South Africa Lowers Bean Crop

PRETORIA - Aug 25/16 - SNS -- South Africa's dry edible bean harvest continued to decline in the last crop report released by the South Africa Grain Information Service (SAGIS).

This year's seeded area remains at 34,300 hectares, down from 64,000 last year; while production slipped 300 metric tons (MT) to 34,445 metric tons (MT), down from 73,390 last year.

This is the lowest seeded area in over 30 years and the first time since 2007 that production has dropped under 40,000 MT.

U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey

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Bulk Lentil Shipments Dead in July

WINNIPEG - Aug 23/16 - SNS -- The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) reports 400 metric tons (MT) lentils…

Record Bulk Pea Loadings In 2015-16

WINNIPEG - Aug 23/16 - SNS -- The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) reports 23,000 metric tons (MT) field…