Marketing After the Single Desk - Brenda Tjaden Lepp, FarmLink Marketing Solutions

The end of the single desk will be mourned by some and celebrated by others, but the fact is, it will end and the business of selling grain will go on. The end of the Canadian Wheat Board monopoly will forever alter the market landscape for farmers looking to sell their grain. Navigating that new… Read More

The Impact of Unseeded Acres on Commodity Prices - Brenda Tjaden Lepp - Farmlink Marketing

There have been a lot of numbers bounced around when it comes to total unseeded acres across the prairies. If you were to talk to five different people, you’d probably get five different numbers. The CWB estimates somewhere between 4 to 6 million acres have gone unseeded across the west. Those numbers tend to have… Read More

Analysis of the Field Pea Market - Brenda Tjaden Lepp, FarmLink Marketing Solutions

There are lot of choices for farmers this year which is creating a significant battle for acres, even amongst the special crop acres. Yellow and green peas are not one of the true sexy selections in comparison to canola but are still an option for farmers looking to diversify the rotation. With all the focus… Read More

The Viterra – CWB announcement today at Canada’s Farm Progress Show has definitely grabbed the attention of farmers. I was fortunate to run into Brenda Tjaden Lepp, Farmlink Marketing Solutions at the show.  Brenda attended the CWB press conference and had some strong feeling about the benefits of the announcement and the state of the… Read More

An op-ed column by Brenda Tjaden Lepp Over the past couple of years, I have been developing and promoting new marketing tools to help farmers prove the concept of sustainability to consumers, and to use that to their advantage in pricing. Most recently, my efforts have targeted helping those transitioning into organic. I have always… Read More

Farm management software startup Farm At Hand is merging with grain marketing firm FarmLink Marketing Solutions. Launched in 2012, the free Farm At Hand app helps producers maintain field records while tracking equipment, grain inventory and sales. The app and Farm At Hand brand will be maintained and available for free to any user, says Kim… Read More

A shortage of low-fusarium feed wheat and the decreased value of the Canadian dollar are supporting the cash price for corn on the eastern side of the prairies. Old crop Chicago futures have been trading in the US$3.65 to US$3.95 range since early January, while cash bids in southern Manitoba have risen to between C$4.50 and C$5 bushel…. Read More

For rural and farming communities, an accident of any kind can be made worse simply because of distance. The extra time it takes for help to arrive or to transport to a fully equipped hospital can, quite literally, be the difference between life and death. The STARS Ambulance, a helicopter-based rescue team, is a key… Read More

Developing an opinion on crop prices and the direction they’re headed is not an exact science. Once you can move beyond expecting to be right all the time, it’s time to start putting some fundamental analysis to work for you. While many farmers are familiar with that term and supply and demand discussions, understanding how… Read More

The Canadian Grain Commission recently released a summary of the feedback it received regarding impending changes to its user fee system. Industry stakeholders, including farmers, were asked to submit their questions, critiques and suggestions for changes to the not only the user fees, but also changes to the Canada Grains Act. Generally, there seems to… Read More

Hot on the heels of announcing a brand new school, RealAgriculture.com is pleased to announce a new feature of the site — Ask FarmLink. The Ask FarmLink series will connect grain producers with the market analyst team of FarmLink Marketing Solutions, encouraging farmers to send in their toughest grain marketing questions. Whether it’s a question… Read More