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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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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