The Calamity Which Is Orderly Marketing

First the good news. Earlier this month Health Canada approved the first vaccine for Covid19. In Ottawa and Toronto health care workers were the first Canadians to receive the Covid 19 vaccine. It signals a light at the end of the tunnel. For Canadians all across this vast land it can’t come soon enough. Covid…

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Hard Currency and Our Grains, Its Complex

Throughout my life I’ve had the opportunity to travel to many far-off lands. Some of it was easy flying to English speaking countries in my youth, where I could communicate very easily and exchange money almost everywhere. What was more difficult was going to so called third world countries, which were poor, didn’t speak the…

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Farmers Need to Work Together, But You Know

I’ve been fortunate to meet a lot of farmers from all over the world. I’ve also been fortunate to meet farmers from all over Canada and the United States. It’s interesting, we have many of the same problems, as agricultural economics keeps us on that vicious efficiency treadmill. Keep doing things cheaper and better, then…

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There Is One Less Elephant In the Room

It’s over now, or at least it seems like it is. Maybe now, after several weeks of mentioning the elephant in the room, we can talk about it. The next President of the United States will be former Vice President Joe Biden with Senator Kamala Harris the Vice President. Of course, our American friends are…

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I’m Dreaming of $20 Soybeans Again

Corn and soybean futures surged today to their contract highs and of course I’m still dreaming of $20 soybeans. I’m just kidding. If you have read this column over the last 34 years, you’ll know, that’s been a recurring theme of mine. I don’t know if I’ll ever get there, but keep in mind nobody…

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