Pulse Canada Impactful Campaign
Last week I was in Ottawa with Pulse Canada as we talked about the Impactful Campaign https://pulsecanada.com/impactful promoting pulse crops for net returns and the environment. We also talked about trade policy, research investment and transportation.
We met with MP's and their staff, Department staff and Senators in 5 groups with 30 meetings over 2 days. We hosted an evening reception where John Barlow and Francis Drouin attended as well as Rob Black (Senator chair of the senate ag committee) and staff across many departments related to agriculture. I also had the chance to watch question period (entertaining in person to say the least!).
Hopefully we were able to bring the farmer perspective to Ottawa and back that up with data from our provincial and national groups. (Alberta Pulse Growers Commission & Pulse Canada)
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Companies are self imposing ESG on themselves, carbon markets increasing,
The verifying agency is most important part.
Farms may be able to take part but only to change practices. Pulse crops a big part!
The new larger trains makes 5 into 4 trains
Loading boats in the rain would help rail movement = Need unions on board for this.
Lots of durum would go to Eastern ports as it was less issued loading.
CN is trying a hydrogen powered locomotive.
Great presentation on #UltraEarlySeeding
Plan needs to start the fall before with weed control plans, higher seed rates.
Spring wheat yields have closed the gap on durum
FHB ratings on durum are getting better.
Low falling numbers can cause stretching in drying of pasta.
Requests: yield stability, better FHB resistance varieties, low Cadmium has been a great success in durum varieties.
Changes happening in durum markets: lower vomi rules, glyphosate still an issue, pgr may become a prob, ergot level change?
Durum Trade Statistics
Stocks to Use Ratio on Durum
Durum stocks to use ratios may stay tight.
Europe durum yields will be one to watch for price trends.
Durum Production Over Time
Durum production over the past few seasons have been lower vs consumption.
This sets up a good starting point for farmers for 23/24 sales season.
Greg Stamp CCA
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