Ontario Agriculture

The network for agriculture in Ontario, Canada

Winter Wheat: Did you get any planted, how does the crop look...US Plantings at 97 year low. Comments.

I have been doing a informal poll with some of my friends across Ontario and very few were able to plant winter wheat this past fall.  It looks like there was very little planted in the US as well.  Still the price has been pulled down with corn and soys the past few days.


I was wondering how everyone did this fall in their area?  Did you get any planted and how does it look?







P.S.  Here are some points from Stu Ellis on the USDA crops report regarding winter wheat in the USA.



Views: 23

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Winter Wheat - USDA Analysis
By Stu Ellis,

USDA statisticians reported significant acreage declines for both hard red wheat and soft red wheat when the Wheat Seedings report was released on January 12. But few people are getting concerned, and certainly not the marketplace. Apparently the fall weather that prevented wheat planting was fortuitous since demand for wheat has fallen. The USDA says exports will be down 50 million bushels in the wake of strong foreign wheat trade, and US ending stocks will be growing along with lower domestic and foreign demand. Is US wheat going the way of oats?

Agriculture Department economists writing in the latest Wheat Outlook describe the abundant stocks, lack of exports, growing carryover, and the $2 drop in prices just since 2008/09. The wheat price was part of the reason for skimpy planted acreage that totals barely more than 37 million acres, according to USDA economists. HRW acreage was less than 28 million, down 12% from last year, and down 700,000 acres in Kansas alone, which is the least since 1957. SRW acreage is under 6 million acres, with record low acreage in IL, IN, MO, and OH. IL acreage is down 59%, a 500,000 acre plummet from 2008/09.

Curiously, world wheat production is up by 2.3 million tons to 676 million for the 2009/10 production year. Russia reports record high production in some regions, along with large production increases in Brazil. With high production also come high global stocks that are expected to reach 196 million tons. That level of stocks has only been surpassed once. Even though consumption has increased, stocks are still expected to reach a 30% ratio with use for the current marketing year, up 18% from two years ago.

Reply to Discussion


Agriculture Headlines from Farms.com Canada East News - click on title for full story

Saskatchewan Pulse Growers Makes $5 Million Investment in Priority Research Areas

Saskatchewan Pulse Growers (SPG) has invested over $5 million into pulse research projects to improve productivity and reduce threats to pulse crop production.  Under the recently announced Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) AgriScience Program Clusters Component, SPG will leverage grower levy dollar investment with over $21 million of Government and other industry partner funding for the Pulse Cluster.  A complete list of projects, including researchers, and SPG’s investment can be seen below.  Selection of Early Maturing Dry Bean Germplasm and Cultivars for Sustainability and Improved Productivity Under Irrigation, Dr. Parthiba Balasubramanian, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) – $50,417   Breed for Top-Performing Field Pea Varieties and Develop SNP-based Markers for Marker-Assisted Selection for Grain and Protein Yield Maturity, Standability, and Seed Size, Dr. Dengjin Bing, AAFC – $166,000  Large Root Systems in Pulses for Drought Tolerance, Carbon Sequestra

Barley Ending Stocks Expected Heavier; Wheat, Oats Lighter

Agriculture Canada is forecasting heavier barley stocks at the end of the 2023-24 crop year, but lighter inventories of wheat and oats. In its latest monthly supply-demand estimates on Friday, Ag Canada pegged barley ending stocks for the current marketing year at 1 million tonnes, up 250,000 from the January estimate and above the previous year’s 709,000 tonnes. If accurate, it would be the heaviest barley ending stocks since 2017-18 at 1.24 million tonnes. All the increase in the ending stocks estimate is due to a reduction in feed, waste, and dockage, which fell to 5.34 million tonnes from 5.59 million for both January and 2022-23. Ag Canada’s February supply-demand update reflects the Statistics Canada grain stocks report released earlier this month, which pegged national barley stocks as of Dec. 31, 2023 at 5.5 million tonnes, up 6% from a year earlier and 10% above the average, despite a smaller 2023-24 supply. The stocks report implied total domestic use of barley in the

Reduction of Advance Payment Program Interest-Free Portion raises concerns

The recent decision to reduce the interest-free portion of the Advance Payment Program (APP) from $350,000 to $100,000 has reverberated throughout the agricultural community, causing widespread apprehension among farmers and ranchers across Canada. The Advance Payment Program, a federal loan guarantee initiative, has long been a crucial lifeline for agricultural producers, offering them reliable access to low-cost cash advances to manage cash flow and navigate the uncertainties inherent in agriculture. However, the drastic reduction in the interest-free portion has heightened the financial concerns and uncertainty among farmers.Ian Boxall, president of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS), voiced concern over the decision.  “It’s been three years since the APP interest-free portion was at $100,000, and interest rates have skyrocketed, grain prices have dramatically declined, and input prices have remained high. The program needs to reflect the current realiti

An Ounce of Prevention

Vaccines are an important tool to help minimize preweaning calf illness and death early in life, reduce the risk of reproductive failure in the breeding herd and help improve colostrum’s ability to protect next year’s calf crop when it hits the ground. Vaccine technology, programs and practices are constantly evolving. All the options can be confusing, but more options can also make it easier to customize and combine those options in a way that optimally protect your herd against the diseases that are most important to you. Dr. Cheryl Waldner and coworkers at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine studied vaccination practices from coast-to-coast in 2020 (“Vaccine use in Canadian cow-calf herds and opportunities for improvement”; DOI 10.3389/fvets.2023.1235942). What They Did Cow-calf producers from BC (6), Alberta (38), Saskatchewan (27), Manitoba (18), Ontario (20), New Brunswick (2) and Nova Scotia (2) were surveyed about which vaccines they used and when they were using them

Labour gap in Canadian ag growing

The Canadian ag sector will need as many people to work as there are in Red Deer, Alta.

© 2024   Created by Darren Marsland.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service