Tag: Philip Shaw

Dynamic soybean demand keeps this incoherent market afloat

When crops reach record high acreages on both sides of the border the market should respond negatively to higher supply levels. Increased supply has to be supported with increased demand and that has been definitely the story in soybeans.  Even though the November soybean futures contract (can be seen below) is off earlier highs farmers… Read more »

Farmer Rapid Fire: #plant17 update across Canada for May 4

Planting and seeding (depending on your geography) is sort of underway across the country. The harvest of 2016 still lingers in some areas of northern and central Alberta and Saskatchewan. With rain hammering much of Ontario this week, planters getting going in Manitoba. Saskatchewan has more than its fair share of moisture, and around a… Read more »

The Noisy World of Agvocacy: Tangible Benefit Is Key

By Philip Shaw, @agridome, PhilipShaw.ca I am not an “Advocate”. If you don’t know what that means, you are not alone. Over the last few years as social media has grown larger, many people in the agricultural industry have launched themselves into the digital world by advocating for agriculture online. It’s great stuff if you… Read more »