Many mustard crops in Canada/USA are moving into the blooming stage. Some of those fields received much needed timely showers in June to relieve the persisting high heat and dry soil conditions. Continued high heat (to say the least as the next 10 days will be plus 30 C) is the forecast for early July… Read More
Walter Dyck’s Crop Reports
Each month Walter Dyck, with more than 25 years of experience working with mustard seed growers in Canada, Europe and the US, shares his insights as to the state of the mustard seed crop in North America and how the market is shaping up. If you would like to pose a question to Walter, please email him at wdyck@OldsFitz.com. Come back here to see his responses.
Spot mustard market bid levels have moved higher since January due to continued stable export demand and poorer outlooks for supply in both the near term (up to 6 months) and long term (up to 16 months). In the near term farm inventories are expected to be virtually cleaned out for all mustard types by… Read More
Hello, Recently, I read in a weekly farm paper that the mustard market is quiet at the grower level in Saskatchewan due to light selling in the spot market. For the past 40 years Saskatchewan was the largest mustard supplier and it is there, to a large degree, where the spot price is set and… Read More
Hello, Mustard harvest wrapped up in September across the production areas of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, North Dakota and Montana. The September finish is in remarkable contrast to the late mustard harvest in 2019 when 40% was completed in October or even in Spring 2020! Average actual yields were good but there were several, but significant,… Read More
The North American 2020 mustard harvest began last week in Montana. Mustard crops in North Dakota and the southern areas of Alberta/Saskatchewan are 1-3 weeks behind while mustard crops further north in Saskatchewan, where Olds has contracted mainly organic yellow mustard, will be harvesting in mid to late September. The next 10 days look quite… Read More