Year: 2010

CropWeek 2010 – John Phipps – The Policies and Politics Affecting Agriculture

John Phipps is the Host of the US Farm report and also farms for a living.  He also blogs and writes for Farm Journal.  I had the chance to sit down with John before his keynote speech at CropWeek and asked him about some of the things in the past that have affected farmers and… Read more »

CropWeek 2010 – Syngenta Pulse Fashion Show

According to Rebecca Krip of Syngenta, farmers are very curious as to what their pulses go and what they are used for when they are exported.  Syngenta decide to have some fun with this and held a CropWeek Pulse Fashion Show.  The reception for the show was very good.  It is very evident that the… Read more »

CropWeek 2010 – Richard Phillips – Public Plant Breeding and Farm Safety Nets

Richard Phillips is the Executive Director of the Grain Growers of Canada and he is a very busy man these days with all the things going on in the grain industry.  Richard was apart of a panel discussion at the SaskSeed annual meeting at CropWeek.  The panel discussion was about whether or not the grain… Read more »

CropWeek 2010 – Brian Clancey – The Lentil Market Outlook

World lentil production appears to have fallen short of world demand for the 2009 / 10 marketing year.  This has resulted in strong current prices for lentils and farmers wanting to expand acreages on the farm.  At the Pulse Days conference at #cropweek in Saskatoon are excited about the potential of lentils as demand expands… Read more »

CropWeek 2010 – Bruce Scherr – Competitiveness in the Global Food Market for Pulses

Dr. Bruce Scherr is the Chairman of the Board and CEO of Informa Economics.  He has been with the company since 1987 in several executive capacities including President and CEO. He is based in Memphis, USA. It is definitely no secret that Saskatchewan is increasingly focused on pulses.  The pulse meeting was packed packed with… Read more »

What’s Next in the Coming Decade in Agriculture?

I love to personally hear what people see as the next things in agriculture.  A great time to do this is at the start of a new decade.  There were many changes in the last decade and the next will only bring more challenges and opportunistic changes to keep us all on our toes. I… Read more »

Beef Market Update – What Can We Expect For the Cattle Industry in 2010

Now that we have flipped the calendar into 2010 we can leave 2009 behind us and look forward to a year of prosperity for ranchers and cattle feeders right?  I’m not sure if it is that easy but it seems that the flip to the new decade has brought some fresh optimism and willingness to give it… Read more »

Monsanto Named Company of the Year and What it Really Means

Monsanto has been named the company of the year by Forbes magazine for the January 2010 issue.  Monsanto is recognized for outstanding innovation in its field and as a result healthy performance on wall street. For me Monsanto is one of those hot button topics that sends off flares and fireworks for all sides of… Read more »