NEWS
Wed May 14, 2014 07:51 AM CDT

SASKATOON (DOW JONES) -- The rail delays that slowed shipments of grains in North America this past winter continue to ripple across western Canada, hurting canola farmers while providing grain processors with an abundance of cheap seed for vegetable oil and livestock feed.

Bolstered by optimal growing conditions and new seed technology, Western Canadian farmers' grain crops hit new records last year. However, most farmers weren't able to ship their grains out to ports or to the U.S. as a harsh winter and increased traffic from other commodities like potash and crude oil throttled Canada's rail network.

An abundant harvest ...

Quick View
  • The Trouble With Talc Planting can be dusty work, but a little housekeeping is in order to protect pollinators this spr...
  • Fescue Workaround Fescue can be a challenge, but Butch Foster said he and his dad, Bob, put 200 to 250 pounds on ca...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers pose tax questions on how to justify repairs, handle capital gains on a residence and com...
  • $3 Corn Subdues Bids March auctions show cash rent shocks could mount in 2016.
  • Sample With Precision Dan Davidson looks at how to measure the horsepower of your soil with the Solvita soil respiratio...
  • USDA Defines Actively Engaged Under the 2014 farm bill, family operations are exempted from proposed changes in actively engage...
  • New Paths Max payments forecast in areas of hardest-hit 2014 corn yields.
  • She's Got It All Alicia Mielke is a farm girl originally from Harrington, Wash., who continues to lend a hand to h...
  • Ask the Vet Would a bull with an undescended testicle or one that was a hard pull at birth be worthy of breed...
Related News Stories
Canada Markets
Washington Insider
Canada Markets
Washington Insider
Canada Markets
Canada Markets
Under the Agridome
Canada Markets
Canada Markets
Canada Markets