Spring has been a nightmare and the toll it has taking on farmers in Western Canada is huge. With a speculated 10 million acres being left unseeded, many farmers are wondering what they should be doing with their bare land. Many people are talking about winter wheat to try and get some cover for winter and a jump on next spring.
I talked to Rob Saik, CEO of the AgriTrend Group of Companies about the challenges that are facing farmers and what he thinks are the options for farmers in 2010 for unseeded acres.
Finance Minister Bill Morneau asked several Opposition MPs to send him contact information for Canadians concerned about the Liberals' proposed tax reforms during Question Period on Monday, saying he would call these individuals personally. After hearing Morneau say this, some farmers and small business owners picked up the phone to call the minister, only to…Read more »