Casting Sunshine on Where We Are Now

It’s another week and of course, I’m still looking for some sunshine.  Thankfully, we got a little bit of sunshine on the labour front last week as we got a resolution to the labour stoppage in the Saint Lawrence seaway. There certainly was a collective sigh of relief in eastern Canada as a big harvest…

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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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