Category: Eastern Canada

The Succession Plan is the Road Map and Legacy is the Final Destination of the Journey

The Succession Saga – Part Six By Dick Haney Anyone on the slippery side of 50 has I’m sure asked themselves the question, “What do I want my legacy to be and how will my time be remembered?” This is one of the most important life questions that one will ever attempt to answer and… Read more »

The Three Ways to Sell at the Top of the Market – Victor Aideyan

We have covered the issue of market volatility often on RealAgriculture.com. Even with the knowledge that volatility is a new-normal, some farmers still try and aggressively sell at the top of the market to derive the highest returns possible. At the Southwest Agricultural Conference in Ridgetown, I spoke with Victor Aideyan, HISGRAIN Commodities Inc. about… Read more »

The Largest On Farm Experiment Ever On Seeding Early – Pat Lynch

Last year in Ontario the weather provided an almost perfect spring and summer season.  I heard many Ontario corn farmers say that, “this is the earliest that I have ever seeded corn.”  Many wondered at the time what would be the results and if the crop would get hammered by a spring frost. Early seeding… Read more »

A Closer Look at the Jan 12, 2011 USDA Report – Mike Jubinville

Is there anything more exciting than a new USDA report?  With the increased interest in commodities USDA reports have become like the new gambling lines coming out for Superbowl weekend.  The hype is high and everyone has an angle that they play. The markets moved huge today as a result of the report from the… Read more »

How Long Can Inoculants Stay on Seed – Mike Verhoef, Becker Underwood

Spring is a very hectic time for farmers.  As farmers know there are time on seed restrictions for inoculants. We have all been through the scenario of applying inoculants to your soybeans in the morning and by the afternoon it is pouring rain.  As you can imagine this can be very stressful when you use… Read more »

The Quest for 300 Bushel Corn – Fred Below, University of Illinois

Can you imagine 300 bushel corn?  I asked an industry person this question this week and he said, “I didn’t think that 200 bushel corn was possible.”  After being at the South West Ag conference this week, it might surprise you that all the discussed yield increase is not just in genetic advancements.  Several different… 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 »

Is the New Ag Commodity Price Plateau Real? – Ron Frost

When you turn on the TV or your computer, it is quite common place to hear or read about the new price reality for commodities.  Many of you that have been in this farming game for a long time have heard these kind of comments before. Many people and organizations are wondering if this price… Read more »