Year: 2011

What Will the Weather Be Like this Spring in Western Canada – Drew Lerner

The year of 2010 was a year to forget for many farmers in Western Canada who had to deal with the  intense wet weather.   I talked to a farmer tonight who got a fraction of his acres even seeded and actually only had nine seeding days to get some crop planted. Drew Lerner, World… Read more »

Matt Hasselbeck Knows His Role and Job description, Do You Know Yours?

By Dick Haney I just finished watching the wild card NFL game between the defending Champion New Orleans Saints and the Seattle Seahawks. The game was played in Seattle and the Seahawks were 11-point underdogs. In short, they just weren’t supposed to win, but they did. The turning point of the game was in the… Read more »

The Misunderstandings of “Local Food” and What it Really Means

Food has become pretty trendy. We have now have two Food Networks on cable and the growth of Farmers Markets has been strong in North America. One of the most misinterpreted terms is “Local Food.” What is local food? Seems like a pretty simple question. You would think that such a simple term would never… Read more »

Getting Savvy on the Farm with SavvyFarmer.com

Have you ever heard the saying that information is power?  Having information at your fingertips when you ned to make very important business decisions is critical to the success of your farm or ag-business.  With the increase in crop protection product skews and the introduction of generics into the marketplace, it is more challenging than… Read more »

What Level of Service Can Farmers Expect in the Future?

By Shaun Haney This past weekend my wife and I tried to return a couple christmas presents that were faulty.  One was a video game system and the other was a bluetooth headset.  When we went to both stores we received the same strange instructions from the customer service desks of the stores. If you… Read more »

The Concept of Loyalty and How It Relates to Business

By Dick Haney As we started out the New Year, there were at least in my family the obligatory college football games to be viewed on January 1st. These games are part sport, part pageant and in many instances the most visual expression of loyalty that we will probably see all year. The stands are… Read more »

The Direction of Agriculture Commodities in 2011 – Moe Agostino, Farms.com

Agricultural commodities had a great run in 2010.  One has to wonder though if there is any opportunity for things to reverse downward just like it did two years ago as we hit July.  Some people like Ron Frost believe that we may have reached a new price plateau. Other market analysts like Moe Agostino… Read more »