Canoeing Upstream Against Big Grocery

Combines are rolling across southwestern Ontario as a week of above average temperatures accelerated soybean maturity. Your loyal scribe got going as well.  One of my readers informed me that on his farm in Illinois he got a handsome 69 bushels per acre of soybeans.  I informed Howard that I probably wasn’t that high, but…

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“Cheap” Grain Is Its Own Kryptonite

Harvest is here. Oftentimes, soybeans will sneak up on you because they change so quickly especially in warmer weather. The 2023 growing season in southwestern Ontario has been soggy and with several replanted fields in my repertoire the start to my harvest will be staggered. We’ll take good weather into November. I’ve got soybeans to…

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Plus-Minus Ratings for the Grain Pricing Casino

Occasionally, I hear from my readers on DTN, some of which have been long-time subscribers of our DTN service.  One of those subscribers is a man by the name of Howard Myers from Lawrenceville NJ.  Through the years I have often heard from Howard about the different columns that I’ve written throughout my almost three…

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