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Biotechnology and Organics: Why Can't They Be Friends?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Joann Jan 19, 2010.

Harvest Reports: How did the corn and soybeans do in your area?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Dales Dec 15, 2009.

 

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Rick replied to Peter Gredig's discussion Attention Hunters!
"I can see this discussion is pretty old but maybe its time to resurrect it. I have been hunting family farm property my entire life and just recently the farm was sold and I find myself looking for new land to hunt. I understand the reservations…"
May 1

Peter Gredig's Blog

The Most Important Decision of The Year. How do you approach it?

The most important decision of the year.



Despite the fact that many corn producers have yet to finish corn harvest, the corn seed sales season for 2010 has officially begun.



If you are like me, there is something a bit disconcerting about sales calls hunting seed orders for next year when I am so far behind on this year’s harvest. My thought process is, let me get the crop off, consider the performance of this year’s seed choices, and then we’ll talk about next… Continue

Posted on November 21, 2009 at 12:04pm — 1 Comment

Do you want biotech wheat?

Do you want biotech wheat?



Two weeks ago I wrote about my hopes for the next phase of biotech traits for agriculture. Since then, grower and processor organizations representing Canada, U.S. and Australia have come forward to indicate they are actively advocating for genetically modified wheat.



Earlier efforts to bring GM wheat with herbicide tolerance to the marketplace failed miserably. Importing nations, end users and consumers put a quick stop to this initiative a few… Continue

Posted on August 22, 2009 at 8:15pm

Interest Rates - Where From Here?

Interest rates – where from here?



Nothing sharpens management skills like a mortgage. For most producers, debt is an inescapable part of the business. In fact, it’s possible that knowing how to manage and optimize debt may be at least as important as agronomy and productivity considerations.



For agriculture, the silver lining to a global recession in outside markets is historically low interest rates. The temptation to take advantage of cheap money is very strong. For crop… Continue

Posted on August 22, 2009 at 8:14pm

Mid-Season Corn/Soy Review

Mid-Season Review



For corn and soybean growers, the calendar says we are well past the mid-season mark, but in many parts of corn/soy country, the crops didn’t get the memo.



With late planting and cool weather from spring through the end of July, it’s a race to the finish line for many corn and soybean fields. The “F” word – frost – is starting to pop up in farmer conversations and with market analysts trying to get a handle on whether we are headed for bumper crops and… Continue

Posted on August 19, 2009 at 9:30pm

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Agriculture Headlines from Farms.com Canada East News - click on title for full story

Japan Passes Bill to Implement U.S. Japan Free Trade Deal

Implementation of the new U.S. Japan free trade agreement is expected to put U.S. pork producers back on a level playing field in that market and help set the tone for future U.S. free trade agreements.

Modernized Canadian Feed Manufacturing Regulations Expected this Winter

The Animal Nutrition Association of Canada expects the first draft of planned modernized regulations governing the manufacture of feed in Canada to come out this coming winter.

Projects moving ahead to prevent Lake Erie algae

The Thames River Phosphorus Reduction Collaborative (PRC) is moving ahead with additional technologies that intercept and remove phosphorus from agricultural runoff.

Use ratios to analyze farm finances

Farmers seeking to delve deeper into the business side of their operations might want to take advantage of analysis tools like financial ratios.

FARMLAND AND FOOD PRODUCTION: FORECASTING THE GLOBAL DEMAND

Let’s consult our crystal ball and peer into the future of food. While we can’t predict any certainties in the wild world of agriculture, we can try to forecast and strategize how best to grow our food as demand changes.

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