Tag: Alfons Weersink

How wet weather impacts profitability of corn versus soybeans

By Sean Mitchell and Dr. Alfons Weersink Wet, cool weather is raising concerns about planting delays in Ontario. With these concerns comes the possibility that, when planting resumes, producers will opt to plant soybeans in lieu of what previously would have been corn. This is due to a combination of relatively attractive soybean prices, a looming… Read more »

Are We Heading for Another Farm Financial Crisis?

There was a time when it was hard for farmers to access credit — so much so that it spurred the creation of a farm credit corporation, now known as Farm Credit Canada. Those old enough to remember FCC’s creation are also old enough to recount the hardship that was farming in the early 1980s…. Read more »

Managing Downside Risk in Land Rent Agreements: Alfons Weersink

Land prices are at all time highs, and it’s uncertain as to when — if ever — those prices will level off or drop. That’s great if you own land or are about to retire, but it’s not so great for those looking to expand or for those dependent on renting a good portion of… Read more »