By Garth Donald, Dynagra As we move into the 2010 growing season crop plans are being finalized and growers are looking for what is going to make them the greatest return. Information is a great tool to help make decisions on the farm and a way to get that information is through some of the… Read More

Consolidation seems to be the reality of doing business today in agriculture. As companies become larger and there are less competitors surviving.   Competing as an independent is a struggle and provides its own set of challenges. Recently at the CAAR convention Dynagra was awarded the ag-retailer of the year award.  Based in Beiseker Alberta,… Read More

In my mind precision farming really is increasing efficiency to levels or grandfathers never imagined.  One of the tools used by some is RTK.  RTK is incredibly accurate down to the inch.  I saw this last year with my own eyes when a customer of mine seeded his winter wheat inter row (between last years… Read More

After much anticipation the new design for RealAgriculture.com has arrived.  We can now take this great concept to some new heights as we explore the world of agriculture.  I look forward to the future of the site and look forward to your feedback.  You will notice immediately that there are some changes to the new… Read More

I really enjoy the spring time because it is a great time to interact with farmers as they proceed on a new planting season. The spring is always full optimism for farmers no matter the size of the operation. Big or small I enjoy talking to all customers about their seeding intentions and plans for… Read More

I would like to wish everyone a happy new year and thank you for taking the time to visit this site.  The traffic on the site continues to grow on a daily basis which is very encouraging.   Thank you to everyone for all the feedback and help in developing the content of the site…. Read More

I met a very knowledgeable grain merchant yesterday that discussed the grain markets with our management group. The main thing that I took out of the conversation is that in the short term the barley markets may be worse than I thought. There seems to be a growing consensus that the only thing holding prices… Read More

Due to a significant increase in global demand of crop protection products you need to manage your purchases differently than before. November is a good time to lay out your crop plan and start writing down the crop protection products that you are going to be needing in 2009. If you plan on walking into… Read More

Now that harvest is complete there is still some unfinished business. It is always best to collect your grain samples know and make sure that you have them graded to ensure that your broker or elevator agent has your grades on hand. This will allow you to take advantage of short term price spikes throughout… Read More

This is a real tough time to be farming and raising livestock. We are in a time of severe turmoil and volatility in regards to pricing or inputs and production. You need to be an expert in so many things that it is truly difficult to know what is over exuberance and what is based… Read More

This could be a very interesting week in the commodities market. Harvest pricing pressure is one thing but this has been a really tough run for all farm commodities. For all you barley growers, pay attention to corns apparent fall to $4 and whether or not canola can finally find a support level that makes… Read More

Well, I have finaly made the giant leap into blogging. After launching the successful Haney Farms Quarterly four years ago and writing for Grainews for one year, I have decided to add blogging. At this point I have no idea how often I will blog but I hope to provide provacative thought on the issues… Read More