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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
Mike Ollerr replied to Peter Gredig's discussion Attention Hunters!
"Don't know if this will help but I am looking for a location to hunt coyote and raccoon as I do eat raccoon and enjoy hunting them. If you would like to contact me maybe we can help each other. I am fully licenced and insured to hunt on your…"
Jan 29, 2012
Robert Hillman replied to Peter Gredig's discussion Attention Hunters!
"city hunters that never grew up farming they are just assholes that want to kill something   www.infowars.com www.henrymakow.com   they dont want to hunt  they just want to get away from their wives and hunting is a great week long…"
Nov 28, 2011
Kim Sytsma replied to Peter Gredig's discussion Attention Hunters!
"I have a very good relationship with the hunters that use my farm; (the are deer hunters) in exchange for hunting on our property we get to graze their farm next door. It has worked out very well for us for the last 36 years.  We have had…"
Aug 25, 2011
Mike Furlong replied to Peter Gredig's discussion Attention Hunters!
"Good Day Peter    Did you ever find that coon hunters you ha dtalked about ?   where is you farm .   I was rasied on a farm up North and have moved to the city of Guelph   And it is hard to find a place to hunt down here…"
Aug 17, 2011
CHAD KILMER replied to Peter Gredig's discussion Attention Hunters!
"Hi my name is chad kilmer i live in broome county ny. I had lost all hope, for around here me and my family lost all the land we had to hunt. Other people were going on the farmers land and riping it up with bikes. I wont to say sorry for my…"
Nov 22, 2010
Micheal Hebert replied to Peter Gredig's discussion Attention Hunters!
"I am on the other side of this dilemna, being a responsible hunter that is finding it extremely difficult to gain access to private properties to hunt. The "problem" hunters are definitely out there, and it has ruined relationships with so…"
Oct 22, 2010
Mike Ollerr replied to Peter Gredig's discussion Attention Hunters!
"Don't know if this will help but I am looking for a location to hunt coyote and raccoon as I do eat raccoon and enjoy hunting them. If you would like to contact me maybe we can help each other."
Oct 10, 2010
Peter Gredig replied to Roadrunner's discussion solar panels
"Can anyone show me some solar installations that have been productive and running for 20 years? I don't have a problem with whatever the gov't wants to spend to encourage alt energy. I do have a problem investing $100,000 in solar…"
Jul 8, 2010
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Jun 7, 2010
Peter Gredig replied to OntAG Admin's discussion OFA is looking for your feedback on "What is your Number One Issue?" Let them know here....
Jan 27, 2010
Peter Gredig replied to OntAG Admin's discussion OFA is looking for your feedback on "What is your Number One Issue?" Let them know here....
"Thanks JC for steering the discussion back to the original topic which was "What is your number one issue". I must admit the side-track discussion is discouraging and represents a major reason why so many farmers are skeptical of what goes…"
Jan 27, 2010
Joe Dales replied to Peter Gredig's discussion Biotechnology and Organics: Why Can't They Be Friends?
"Peter's Commentary generated some interesting discussions on the main Farms.com chat forum. Here are some threads. I have recently decided to transition to organic dairy farming. The reason I have decided to do this is not to make more money…"
Jan 14, 2010
Bristow replied to Peter Gredig's discussion Biotechnology and Organics: Why Can't They Be Friends?
"Greed, money and nature of the beast. Organic farming to me is the reign of the entrepreneurs and biotech the reign of the multi-national. Both demand high prices either for the product or production costs, both need farmers to grow their product,…"
Jan 12, 2010
Peter Gredig posted a discussion

Biotechnology and Organics: Why Can't They Be Friends?

Sometimes we dig in our heels to our own detriment.January is the time of year when people renew their commitment to eat healthier and take better care of themselves and their families. As we entered the New Year, mainstream media seemed to be fixated on the benefits of a diet that favors local and organic production.This is also the time of year when farmers get together with their urban friends and family and rehash the debate on organic food versus conventional crop production methods, most…See More
Jan 12, 2010
Peter Gredig posted a discussion

Farmer's Christmas Wish List....What do you want?

Farmer’s Christmas Wish ListA long, late harvest means that Christmas comes fast. I’ve got to admit that I’m struggling to get in the spirit of the season as I hustle to finish fall work that is normally completed a month ago. Kids help to remind us of the excitement and thrill of the holidays, and as I watch my son do final edits on his Christmas list, I thought I would do one from a farmer’s perspective. If you don’t ask, you don’t get.All I want for Christmas is……1) The opportunity for…See More
Dec 19, 2009

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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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Ontario Field Crop Report – Week of May 23rd, 2019

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Airblast Spraying in Poor Conditions

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