Sometimes knowing when to quit is important.  This is definitely something that the Friends of the Canadian Wheat Board and the CWB Alliance  need to learn.  This week, a number of former directors are pleading with the Canadian Supreme Court to rule in their favor. According to the Brandon Sun, Eight former farmer-elected directors of… Read More

The US drought is causing much concern for farmers and the impending impact on food prices in the next 12 months.  It can be difficult to sometimes get a handle on how bad this year is in comparison.  Its always easy to say, “this is bad but nothing like 88 or 34.”  Sometimes a graphic… Read More

Decisive Farming Fertilizer Market Update Seem familiar? Corn + Supply + Demand = High Urea Prices Key take away: Sell part of 2013 crops and buy 2013 fertilizer/fuel to lock in likely the largest farm margins in history. The fertilizer market is being driven by extremely high crop commodity prices for corn, soybeans, canola, and… Read More

Do yourself a favour, the next time you see a farmer in his 80’s, sit yourself down and have a chat. You’ll be amazed at how much things have changed and how that span of time equates to the blink of an eye. Take a drive through the country and you’ll see the difference a… Read More

With the current drought devastating the US corn crop, some seed companies are already concerned about seed supplies in 2013.  At the Canadian Seed Trade Association annual meeting this week two seed companies mentioned to me that a bad scenario is possible for supplies this coming winter. A chain of events has led us to… Read More

There’s nothing that fuels the old equipment buying itch more than a few good years of decent prices. Canada’s Farm Progress Show gave farmers in the market to buy a chance to scratch that itch. The newest in everything from trucks, tractors, seeders and other implements were scattered across the grounds. It was a great… Read More