Shining a Light on Our Pandemic Condition

Late September and early October gave us good weather for fall harvest. Well, so much for that. Last Sunday, the first raindrops shut down my soybean harvest and it’s been raining ever since. I only have about 5% of my total soybean harvest left, but the weather is resembling more like November instead of mid-October….

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Harvest Time Amid the Covid 19 Second Wave

Combines have begun to roll in SW Ontario even though all the soybeans are not necessarily ready. I got rolling September 22nd into an early field. I even had one load of soybeans test 9.8%, which I think is the lowest moisture reading I’ve ever received over a career for soybeans. Warm late summer weather…

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Harvest Time Amid the Covid 19 Second Wave

Combines have begun to roll in SW Ontario even though all the soybeans are not necessarily ready. I got rolling September 22nd into an early field. I even had one load of soybeans test 9.8%, which I think is the lowest moisture reading I’ve ever received over a career for soybeans. Warm late summer weather…

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Are Grain Prices Turning the Corner?

I checked on my soybeans today. It’s a cool time of year, mid-September. Typically, the days are still warm and crops like soybeans seem to accelerate into harvest. It’s just been the opposite here in the deep southwest of Ontario this past week, but the crop is advancing. If I had bright sunny warm weather,…

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Our Changing Grain Market Narrative

I had a young farmer tell me last month on the social network twitter, I’m wrong on all accounts. I asked him for an explanation, but really should have answered him with the reality I’m wrong most of the time, but I try to get it right. As August comes to an end, usually it’s…

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