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WESTERN ONTARIO - Early March cold snap saved maple syrup season

Posted on Mar 27th, 2017 by Rebecca Degelder

WESTERN ONTARIO - Early March cold snap saved maple syrup season

LAMBTON SHORES - A warmer-than-normal winter was threatening to produce a poor maple syrup yield this year until a late cold snap revived the flow of sap. Bill Vandenberg, whose son Ryan owns Ryan’s Sweet Maple at Lambton Shores, said the cold weather snap at the end of February and early March got the sap flowing again. On March 7, the farm made just under 400 litres of maple syrup, the second-highest amount ever in a 24-hour period for the farm.... 

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Watch the Corn Market; It's Controlling the Wheat Prices

Posted on Mar 13th, 2017 by Rebecca Degelder

Watch the Corn Market; It's Controlling the Wheat Prices

The total demand for Ontario grown wheat in this province’s flour mills is roughly 560,000 tonnes. Assuming that the North American Free Trade Agreement stays intact, we can traditionally move another 400,000 tonnes into the U.S. flour mills in New York, Ohio, and Michigan. The first million tonnes of supply is consumed in the human consumption market within the Great Lakes basin, but to find demand for the other half of the crop depends on the value spread between domestic corn prices (which is the gate-keeper for local feed demand) and export demand in order to move wheat into other parts of the world.... 

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