Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

G3 Canada's Winter Outlook

By Fadi Didi

The winter outlook from G-3 Canada predicts rising prices for durum but lower returns for canola.

G-3 Canada says demand for wheat and durum remains on the slow side while canola demand has held steady at a strong pace, both for domestic crush and export.

Since the last outlook, wheat futures rose, then fell back to slightly lower than a month ago.

Canola futures are also below month-ago levels.


Some economists are saying that if President Donald Trump's hardline stance on illegal immigration leads to large-scale deportations, among those hurt could be the U.S. economy.

They say the United States can't afford to suddenly lose vast numbers of the immigrants who work illegally on farms picking fruit and vegetables or in other labour-intensive jobs.

The National Bureau of Economic Research says immigrants living illegally in the United States account for roughly 18 per cent of employment in agriculture, 13 per cent in construction and 10 per cent at restaurants, hotels and casinos.


Two major rodeo events in Edmonton will be competing head-to-head for spectators and their cash this fall.

Northlands says the Canadian Finals Rodeo will take place on the second weekend in November, but this year it will have competition from the Professional Bull Riders Global Cup.

The C-F-R will take place at Northlands while the Bull Riders event will take place at the new Rogers Place arena in downtown Edmonton.

Reid thinks the downtown event will appeal to what he calls ``concrete cowboys,'' whereas his event will appeal more to the rural market.


President Donald Trump picked former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to be his agriculture secretary six weeks ago, but the administration still hasn't formally provided the Senate with the paperwork for the nomination.

The delay is frustrating farm-state senators, who represent many of the core voters responsible for helping elect Trump.

The Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee needs the paperwork before the chairman, Senator Pat Roberts, can schedule a confirmation hearing.

The White House says the paperwork, is coming soon. 


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