Ontario Farmers Face a Stress Free Spring

When you compare this year to last year, the spring of 2012 feels like a breeze for the bulk of Ontario farmers.  I have heard from several Ontario farmers that this spring has been one of the most stress free springs that they can remember.  Does that make you worry?

Is this the summer that could whack us up side the head because spring has been too easy?  What is the worse that could happen, drought, flood or disease pressure or the worst insect infestation we have ever seen?

Well hopefully not.

I am personally hoping that the momentum of this spring leads into an optimal summer and ideal fall that leads to the ultimate in farm profit for growers.

The interesting point is that one spring is not like the others. Last year was a mess for Ontario farmers.  There were several accounts of 36 hour planting marathons and stress levels that reached the breaking point.

With some nice commodity prices and ideal plating conditions, the 2012 season is off to a great start.

 

Shaun Haney

Shaun grew up on a family seed farm in Southern Alberta. Haney Farms produces, conditions and retails wheat, barley, canola and corn seed. Shaun Haney is the founder of RealAgriculture.com. @shaunhaney

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